A new business visa has been introduced in New Zealand to encourage migrants to set up high-quality businesses overseas.
The new Entrepreneur Work Visa is set to create a pathway for Brits who are looking to set up and invest in businesses down under.
Paul Arthur, director of migration and visa experts The Emigration Group said: “The Entrepreneur Work Visa is operating under a new system which will give extra points for expanding or starting businesses outside of the Auckland region and help Brits with strong business plans qualify for a visa.”
Arthur added: “With the strong economic growth in New Zealand, combined with the construction boom there has been a substantial increase in consumer demand and the creation of new jobs across a whole range of industry sectors and services, which means there has never been a better time to start a new business in NZ.”
The new visa is replacing the Long-Term Business Visa.
The extra regional point’s element of the visa has been designed to encourage entrepreneurs to set up companies in areas outside of Auckland - the main emigration hotspot.
Arthur concluded: “The Auckland region in New Zealand is the most popular for migrants at the moment, which is why extra points are being offered to any business starting outside of the area.
“We are urging qualified British workers to seriously consider the benefits of taking their skills Down Under.
“The salary and lifestyle together with this new visa opportunity is set to make New Zealand one of the most desirable migrant destinations.”