新西兰企业家工签商业计划 Business plan requirements - Entrepreneur Work visa
If you’re applying for an Entrepreneur Work visa, you’ll need to provide a detailed business plan that meets our requirements.
What your business plan must include
Your business plan must include the following information about the business you will operate in New Zealand:
- the industry
- the location
- evidence that supports any claims you made about your business in the points scale
- evidence you have enough money to finance your business, and support any family who come to New Zealand with you
- details about whether you’ll be setting up a new business or buying an existing one
- evidence you have business experience relevant to the proposed business
- details of any occupational registration you have, if it’s needed to run your business in New Zealand
- financial forecasts
- information about your business track record and character, including details of any past bankruptcy, business failure, fraud or financial wrongdoing
- information about the business environment and market you’ll be working in, as you understand it
- information explaining how your business will meet at least one of the business characteristics identified in the Entrepreneur Work policy objective.
The objective of the Entrepreneur Work policy is to contribute to economic growth by enabling experienced business people to grow or establish high-growth and innovative businesses with export potential.
Purchasing an existing business
If you’re buying an existing business, you’ll also need to include:
- evidence of the value and profitability of the business
- comments on the business’ past performance and trends
- independently audited accounts for the business for the last 2 years
- any sale and purchase agreement
- an independent valuation of the business or other evidence that supports its value
- profit and loss statements for at least the last 2 years immediately before applying for your visa
- information about the current employment levels of the business.
Our ‘Entrepreneur Work Visa Guide’ includes helpful suggestions about how to set out your business plan.
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You must provide a detailed business plan
You must provide a detailed business plan for the business you intend to operate in New Zealand.
Your business plan should be no more than 3 months old when you apply.
If you later want to make a minor change to your business plan, you’ll need to submit a request to us for our approval.
We won’t be able to approve your application, if the purpose of your business is to help people who aren’t New Zealanders enter New Zealand.