Overview of the INZ 1222 Form

The INZ 1222 Entrepreneur Work Visa application form is tailored for individuals aiming to engage in self-employment in New Zealand. This visa allows entrepreneurs to establish or purchase a business in the country as a path to eventual residency. Carefully completing this form is critical to obtaining authorization to start your entrepreneurial journey in New Zealand.

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Publisher: Immigration New Zealand

Last Updated: July 2022

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Who Should Use This Form?

This form is intended for:

  • First-time Entrepreneur Work Visa applicants.
  • Applicants who currently hold a work visa under the Entrepreneur Work or Long Term Business Visa Category (LTBV) and are applying for a further work visa.
  • Applicants seeking approval to change their business plan.

Important Information

Please take time to read the guide carefully and refer to it when completing your Entrepreneur Work Visa Application (INZ 1222). Each question in the application is numbered (e.g., A60) to help you navigate the form.

Application Checklist

  • Ensure you submit all the required information as summarized in the ‘Application checklist’ in the Entrepreneur Work Visa Application.
  • Failure to provide all requested information may result in your application being returned.

How to Fill the INZ 1222 Form

  • Eligibility Criteria: Ensure you meet the criteria set for entrepreneurs, including successful business operation and investment in New Zealand.
  • Business and Personal Details: Provide comprehensive information about your business activities, investments, and the impact of your business on New Zealand’s economy.
  • Health and Character Certifications: All sections related to health and character must be filled out truthfully; any issues here could impact your application’s success.
  • Supporting Documents: Assemble and verify each required document listed in the form’s instructions, crucial for substantiating your business’s success and your role in it.
  • Review Your Application: Before submission, review your application thoroughly to ensure accuracy and completeness to avoid potential delays or denials.

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