This page includes a range of downloadable references, guides and information sheets explaining aspects of the regulation of overseas investment into New Zealand.

Investing in New Zealand - overview

Further information is available on Our investment pathways
 

Regulating Overseas Investment into New Zealand

The regulatory system

Further information is available on What we do

Timeframes for making decisions

Further information about the assessment process is available on Assessment timeframes and How we assess your application

Exemptions from requirements

Further information about the exemptions framework is available on Exemptions

Overseas Investment Act reforms

Further information about the law changes is available on Changes to the overseas investment legislation

Ministerial Directive

Further information is available on Legislation, Ministers and delegated powers
 

Tests and assessments

Benefit to New Zealand Test

Further information is available on the Benefit to New Zealand Test

National Interest test

Further information is available on the National Interest Test
 

Requirements for specific types of investment

Buying a home to live in

Further information is available on One home to live in

National Security and Public Order notifications

Further information is available about National Security and Public Order on Find out if you need to notify us of your transaction 

Investing in farm land

Further information is available on Farm Land Advertising requirements and Farm Land Benefit to New Zealand Test

Buying land that includes Fresh or Seawater Areas

Further information is available on Fresh or Seawater Areas

Investing in residential land

Further information is available on Investing in residential land to develop

Investing in forestry

Further information is available on Investing in forestry and forestry rights

Last Updated: 23 March 2022