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1 The Business Migration Branch BMB is located in Wellington, and processes applications received under the Business Immigration Categories.

2 Long Term Business Visa (LTBV) – A three-year work visa to provide sufficient time to move to New Zealand and commence your business prior to applying for New Zealand residence.Long Term Business Visa (LTBV) Entrepreneur (Residence) – After running your business for two years you may be eligible to apply for New Zealand residence as an entrepreneur.Entrepreneur (Residence) Migrant Investment Policy – A New Zealand residence policy for business people who are looking to reside and invest in New Zealand.Migrant Investment Policy Employer Accreditation – New Zealand employers can apply to gain accreditation to offer employment to overseas workers.Employer Accreditation Residence from Work – If an employee has been working in New Zealand for at least two years for an accredited employer, they can apply under our Residence from Work Category.Residence from Work Overview of the Business Immigration Categories

3 Migrant Investment Policy Replaces the Active Investor Migrant Policy. Objective: “….to attract financial capital to local firms or government by providing residence to those who wish to make a significant contribution to New Zealand’s economy”. Two options for investors: – Investor Plus (Investor 1 Category) – Investor (Investor 2 Category).

4 Migrant Investment Policy Investor Plus (Investor 1 Category) High value investors investing a minimum of NZ$10 million. Standard health & character requirements. Rules for source of funds and investment vehicles that can be chosen. No cap on number of applications. Similar to the Global Investor Category but lower amount and time for investment.

5 Migrant Investment Policy Investor (Investor 2 Category) Lower-level investors: minimum of NZ$1.5 million. Standard health & character requirements. Points-based system for selection. Longer period of investment. Limited to 300 application per year. Like General (Active) Investor, but more attractive.

6 Migrant Investment Policy Questions?

7 Branch Structure Gareth Grigg Branch Manager Jonathan Maitland Immigration Manager (September 2009) Fiona White Client Manager Investor Policy Andrew Leslie Business Immigration Specialist Chris Biggs Business Immigration Specialists Gina Jessen Business Immigration Specialist Juping Zhou Business Relationship Advisor Raphael Rufino Business Immigration Specialist Filomena Ranga Business Relationship Advisor Jackie Owens Immigration Manager (November 2009) Anil Muringathery Business Immigration Specialist Suann Boon Support Officer Ruyang Shao Business Immigration Specialist Sacha Butler Support Officer Cherryl Singleton Business Immigration Specialist Vacant Support Officer Emma Bishop Business Immigration Specialist

8 Work On Hand CategoryOn Hand Investor29 Entrepreneur74 Talent – Residence from Work120 Total Residence223 LTBV (includes Interim, Recon, Change of business, Balance of 3 years) 120 Accreditation 90 Total Temporary210

9 BMB is on the move! From Monday, 14 September 2009 the Business Migration Branch will be located at: Level 3, Kordia House Willis Street Wellington Please note: Our postal address will remain the same: Immigration New Zealand Business Migration Branch P O Box 3705 Wellington

10 Thank you Thank you for attending the BMB workshop. You can access further information through our website:


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