Find the information and templates to help you apply for consent to acquire sensitive New Zealand assets.

You need to give us the best possible information about your planned investment in sensitive New Zealand assets - the information in these pages will help you to do that.

Applying for consent to acquire sensitive New Zealand assets will require specialist legal and land expertise. You should seek expert advice as early as possible to help ensure a smooth application process.

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Applications must be made online. Find out which information and supporting documents you need to provide, then start your application.


You should familiarise yourself with the information on these pages and download our most recent Application Templates before completing an application.

See our application templates

You may also need to notify the Overseas Investment Office of the acquisition of a business, business assets or an increase in ownership of a business even if the transaction does not include significant business assets and consent would not normally be required.

Find out more about the temporary emergency notification requirement

Last Updated: 7 April 2021