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Realising the benefits of overseas investment, while protecting New Zealand’s sensitive land and assets

The Overseas Investment Office’s operations will continue during the COVID-19 response. If you have any queries, please refer to our Contact Us page for details, or get in touch with your assessor. For information about the Government’s COVID-19 response, please visit

The Overseas Investment Office administers New Zealand’s overseas investment laws. In general, overseas people who are not residents cannot buy homes to live in, but other investment opportunities are available. This information graphic (PDF, 210KB) gives an overview of investment opportunities in New Zealand.

You can also select from the options below to find out more and apply for consent to invest.

Last Updated: 25 June 2019