Overseas Investment Office

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) assesses applications from overseas persons who intend investing in sensitive New Zealand assets.

Do I need consent to invest in New Zealand?

Consent to buy property, securities or shares. more...

Selling New Zealand assets to overseas investors?

Vendor obligations and effect on transactions. more...

  • About the OIO

    Contact the OIO, provide feedback, find out how the OIO administers the New Zealand government's investment policies, and review the OIO's legislation and delegated powers, news and history. more...

  • Making an application

    Resources for interpreting the Overseas Investment Act 2005, the Overseas Investment Regulations 2005, timeframes, fees and how to present an application. more...

  • Technical resources

    The OIO publishes a set of technical resources to help interpret the legislation and outline the OIO’s approach. You can also find related forms, templates and diagrams. more...
     
  • Decision summaries & statistics

    Find decision summaries and statistics dating back to 2005. more...

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