Three steps of the review are now complete. We’re now consulting on three third party funding options to ensure the costs of operating the overseas investment regime are covered. Consultation closes on 19 March.

In summary the preferred proposal includes:

  • a shift away from the current system of a single fee for applications for each investment pathway
  • a differentiated fee structure including lodgement, assessment and monitoring compliance fees for most investment pathways
  • different fee levels for standard and complex applications.

Make a submission

A consultation document has been produced and outlines the preferred proposal and other options. It includes a fee level and framework to achieve full cost recovery.

We recommend reading the consultation document thoroughly before making a submission. We welcome submissions on all proposals that are of interest.

Download the consultation document (PDF 1MB)

You do not need to respond to all proposals – only those you have an interest in.

Make your submission online.

You can also email your submission to:,

or post to:

Third Party Funding Review Team
Land Information New Zealand
PO Box 5501
Wellington 6145.

Consultation closes on 19 March 2021.

If you have questions about the proposals or completing a submission, email

Cabinet paper

On 17 February 2021 the Cabinet Economic Development Committee considered the consultation proposal for the preferred overseas investment regime fee structure and fee levels. See attached cabinet paper and minutes.

Last Updated: 23 March 2021