Download references, guides and information sheets that explain the regulation of overseas investment into New Zealand.

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Investing in New Zealand - overview

Find out more about ways to invest

Regulating overseas investment into New Zealand

The regulatory system

Read more about overseas investment legislation, ministers and delegated powers

Timeframes for making decisions

Find out more about out assessment timeframes

Exemptions from requirements

Read more about exemptions from the need for consent

Overseas Investment Act reforms

Ministerial directive

Read more about overseas investment legislation, ministers and delegated powers

Tests and assessments

Benefit to New Zealand test

Read more about the Benefit to New Zealand test

National Interest test

Find out more about the National interest test

Requirements for specific types of investment

Buying a home to live in

Find out more about buying residential property to live in

National Security and Public Order notifications

Read more about National Security and Public Order and find out if you need to notify us of your transaction

Investing in farm land

Find out more about the farm land advertising requirements

Read about the Farm land benefit test

Buying land that includes fresh or seawater areas

Find out more about fresh or seawater areas

Investing in residential land

Read more about investing in residential land to develop

Investing in forestry

Find out more about investing in forestry and forestry rights

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