Enforcement

Overseas investors must get consent when New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Rules require them to and must keep the commitments they make when they apply for consent.

New Zealand encourages quality investment by quality investors. The job of the Overseas Investment Office is to make sure those investments are made in accordance with New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Rules.

Our enforcement function is about making sure investors:

  • get consent when the rules require them to
  • give us truthful and complete information about themselves and their plans
  • keep the commitments they make when they apply for consent.

Meeting the rules allows high quality overseas investment to strengthen New Zealand’s economy, while ensuring overseas investors care for New Zealand’s unique natural resources.

Download our "Enforcement under the Overseas Investment Act 2005" booklet (PDF 441.52KB)

Last Updated: 23 February 2017