Are you considering immigrating to New Zealand?
Buying a commercial property as an investment can support your immigration application.
Below we set out some useful information for immigrant investors.
New Zealand Immigration web site provides information on a few options for the investors, looking to invest and Innovate in New Zealand and potentially apply for Permanent Residency. These options are as follows:
- Being an angel investor
- Buying a business
- Buying commercial property
- Buying shares
- Starting a business
- Buying bonds
Our Agency is providing a wide range of services, related to commercial properties acquisition and management. Our professional advise is absolutely free of charge and we work with only selected reputable developers and vendors. We also provide property search services if you are looking for a specific property (e.g. a restaurant or a hotel).
Please follow the link below to go through the information provided by New Zealand Immigration: https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/investing-in-nz/investment-options/buying-commercial-property
Below is the quote from this page:
“Buying commercial property
It is relatively easy to buy commercial property in New Zealand, either as an investment or as a base for your own business.
Commercial properties are widely available. Options include:
- Offices in all shapes and sizes, anything from either a single floor or suite in a larger building, to entire buildings
- Light industrial units, warehouses and showrooms from a few square metres to 3000+
- Heavy industrial premises
- Retail premises, usually small, sole-operator premises although entire shopping centres occasionally come onto the market
- Development projects, including major residential or retirement complexes and tourism enterprises.
In many cases, commercial property can be purchased with tenants – and leases – in place.
In New Zealand tenants are liable for repairs, and often decorate. They are also usually liable for utilities, rates and insurance. This can mean a better net return for the commercial property investor in New Zealand.”
NOTE that not all investments are acceptable. Before choosing investment property with immigration purpose the best recommendation is to get specialist’s advice. There are many approved immigration advisers and advocates in New Zealand. Our Agency works closely with Manhire and Associates – a specialist immigration advisory service provider with particular expertise in investor and entrepreneur visas https://www.immigrationlawyer.co.nz/
It is also useful to read through the list of Acceptable investments, published on New Zealand Immigration web site
Please follow the link below or look through the quote from this web site:
If you’re interested in applying under one of our investor policies, the opportunities you take up must fit our ‘acceptable investment’ criteria. Broadly speaking, acceptable investments can be:
- Equity in NZ firms, public or private. An equity investment can be active or passive, and be made direct or via managed funds (only the proportion of the Fund that is invested in NZ is counted as acceptable).
- Bonds, issued by the NZ Government, NZ local authorities or approved NZ banks, finance companies or firms.
- New residential property development that is not for the investor’s personal use and designed to make a commercial return on the open market.
- Up to 15% of the investment total can be philanthropic investment.
Generally, to be considered acceptable, an investment must:
- Be capable of a commercial return under normal circumstances.
- Be invested in New Zealand in New Zealand currency.
- Have the potential to contribute to New Zealand’s economy.
- Not be for the personal use of the investor.
This is just an overview, and there are other conditions that apply.
There are also certain criteria, applicable to the Investors.
They are published on New Zealand Immigration web site as follows:
Sources: New Zealand Immigration web site https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/
If you are not meeting any of the above criteria, we would recommend to talk to your immigration adviser and double check all available options in your particular case.