While many countries close their doors to immigration due to the economic recession, New Zealand is paving the way with a bold move to encourage investors and business migrants.
The New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has made firm statements of this government’s commitment to keep the immigration doors open, despite the economic recession. As an entrepreneur himself, Mr Key recognizes that the recession necessarily creates its own opportunities for business investment in New Zealand and that this investment and capital injection from offshore is exactly what is needed for the sustainable growth of the economy.
With a focus on business migrants, the government is concentrating on job creation and export earnings, as well as taking a favorable view of high net worth migrants seeking retirement in New Zealand that can indemnify New Zealand from all health, welfare and superannuation costs. The ‘bottom line’ so to speak, is that New Zealand is open for business to those migrants with the experience and capital to invest in the New Zealand economy.
“New Zealand very much welcomes investors”, says Jay, Director of Immigration Law Advocates. “The team and I are on hand to discuss any queries that potential investors may have with regards to business and working visas”. “There are various avenues an investor or high net worth migrant can proceed with and we are here to help guide them”.
New Business Immigration Policies Released 28 July 09
The Government’s new business migration scheme launched 28 July 09 aims to boost economic performance by making New Zealand more attractive for business and entrepreneurial migrants. The new policy package is designed for migrants for migrants who want to invest or set up a business in New Zealand and gain permanent residence.