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Buying residential property to live in
Find out about buying or building a home in New Zealand to live in, and whether you will need consent to do so.
Ways to invest
The range of investment pathways, from investing in apartments, through to investing in large-scale residential development and forestry.
Who needs consent to invest
Find out if you need to apply for consent before investing in sensitive land, significant business assets or fishing quota in New Zealand.
Apply for consent, variation or exemption
Resources to help you prepare and apply for consent to acquire sensitive New Zealand assets. You may need to tell us about a proposed transaction even if you don't need consent.
Notify us of your transaction
Tell us about a proposed transaction under the national security and public order notification regime, or the temporary emergency notification regime.
Comply with the conditions of your consent
Find out what information you need to provide to show you have met the conditions of your consent.
Find out about our enforcement approach, our strategic priorities, and the enforcement action we have taken. You can also report a suspected breach of the Overseas Investment Act.
Fees and penalties
Find out how much it costs to apply for consent, variation or exemption. and what penalties may be charged.
Selling to an overseas person
Find out what is involved if you are selling a sensitive New Zealand asset to an overseas person.
Overseas investment glossary
Find out more about specific terms and phrases used in overseas investment content.
Overseas investment factsheets
Download references, guides and information sheets that explain the regulation of overseas investment into New Zealand.