New Zealand approved 1479 investor visas according to immigration statistics

New Zealand approved 176 Investor 1 visas and  1303 Investor 2 visas from July 2007 to Sep 2017, according to Statistics from New Zealand Immigration Office.

The Investor Visa (Investor 2 Category) requires a minimum of NZ $3 million over a four-year period, while Investor Plus Visa (Investor 1 category) requires NZ $10 million over a three year investment period according to New Zealand Immigration Website.

Acceptable investments include equity in companies, Government bonds or property investment with commercial return in New Zealand.

The number of resident visa applications decided from 1 July 2007 and 30 September 2017

Investor 1 (NZ$ 10m)  Investor 2 (NZ$ 3 m)
2007/08
2008/09
2009/10 3 10
2010/11 9 33
2011/12 1 57
2012/13 21 99
2013/14 28 157
2014/15 26 155
2015/16 33 311
2016/17 46 401
2017/18 9 80
Total 176 1303

A total of 1479 applications approved under both Investor 1 and Investor 2 category.

The residence visa applications approved as per nationality shown below, with much interest from Chinese and Americans to invest in New Zealand.

China 1026
United States 96
Great Britain 42
Singapore 30
Malaysia 28
France 20
Germany 19
Hong Kong 18
South Korea 19
Russia 15
South Africa 18
Switzerland 11
India 7
Indonesia 6

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