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. Select from these options to find out more and apply for consent to buy.
A home to live in
Certain overseas people can apply for OIO consent to buy one New Zealand home and live in it.
Developing residential land
New Zealand encourages investment in residential land and offers several ways to do this.
Significant business assets
There are specialised rules for very large commercial overseas investments