New Zealand Spouse Partner Visa
All applicants – you and your partner (if applicable) – must meet health and character requirements.
The other requirements are set out below.
You (the principal applicant) must be aged 66 or over.
Travel and/or health insurance
You will need to hold comprehensive travel and/or health insurance for the duration of your stay.
Investment funds and/or assets
You must nominate investment funds and/or assets equivalent to at least NZ$0.75 million and
undertake to invest them in New Zealand for a period of two years.
You must also nominate NZ$0.5 million for maintenance funds, and be able to show an annual income
of NZ$60,000 at the time of your application.
You will need to be able to provide evidence showing that your investment and maintenance funds
and/or assets are owned by you or jointly by you and your partner. (Please check the
attachment below for Owned by you or jointly)
You will also need to be able to provide evidence showing that your intended
- Are unencumbered, i.e. not subject to any mortgage, lien, charge and/or encumbrance (whether
equitable or otherwise) or any other creditor claims
- Have been earned or acquired legally
- Are transferable through the banking system (we will not be able to approve your application
if you are unable to transfer funds to New Zealand through the banking system)
You will need to be able to provide verifiable documents to show that the funds you transfer to New
Zealand came from your nominated funds and/or assets. You will need to place your investment funds
in an acceptable investment(s) in New Zealand. (Please check the attachment below for Acceptable
After your application is approved
If your application is approved you (the principal applicant) must to retain your investment
funds in an acceptable investment(s) for two years.