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Jewish investors world wide - a new way to secure New Zealand residency

Introducing the new Active Investor Plus visa category

This replaces the existing Investor 1 and Investor 2 visa categories which have been running for more than 12 years.

The visa category will open 19 September 2022.

  • The changes are being made to better attract experienced, high value investors.
  • The new system will improve flexibility for investors by allowing them to invest over a three year period. It will also allow investors to maintain their investments up to the end of a fourth year.
  • Eligibility criteria includes a minimum $5 million investment if it is a direct investment. It also encourages greater economic benefit to New Zealand companies by capping passive investment in listed equities to 50% and excluding bonds and property.
  • Contact Auckland Jewish Immigration for more details. Email us at

28 July 2022

Applications for the Accredited Employer Work Visa and all other work visas now open

Applications are now open for the Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV), as well as all other work visas for people outside New Zealand. Partners and dependent children of work visa applicants will also be able to apply for a visa.

Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV) applications can be submitted via the new enhanced Immigration NZ Online Platform.

This is the latest step in the Government's plan to reconnect New Zealand with the world and is an important milestone for New Zealand's COVID-19 recovery plan because it will significantly improve access for those wanting to work in New Zealand.

Applicants still need to meet New Zealand's health border settings, including being fully vaccinated and completing a New Zealand Traveller Declaration.

For more information, please visit these Immigration New Zealand web pages:

Several ways are open to you when trying to secure a job offer. They are all well worth pursuing.
  1. Search the internet for businesses in your occupational field, looking to hire skilled staff. Keep in mind that there is an acute shortage of skilled workers currently in New Zealand.

  2. Look for New Zealand recruitment firms in your occupational field and become listed with them. You will need to send your CV.

  3. Find out and contact the NZ Registered Board of your occupation (all major occupations have Boards to assist their members). Donít be shy to phone them and ask what is the best way and who to contact regarding a job.

  4. Contact us if a job offer arises, so we post it on your Auckland Jewish Immigration (AJI) file. This will allow you to refer to your file any time. If you want the AJI to be contacted regarding a job offer itís important that your new New Zealand contact is given your personal AJI file code.

  5. The visitorís visa enables you to visit and explore job opportunities on a one-to-one basis and possibly personally secure a job offer.

As we go through 2022 stay connected with the AJI's website and office. We expect many more changes are on the way to make it easier for skilled workers to secure a work visa and later obtain residency. Please stay connected with Stan and our AJI website.

The AJI has two committees: 1 Ė the immigration process, and 2 Ė settlement issues. We are here to help you immigrate to New Zealand.

Your first point of contact should be Stan Rose (Chairman of the AJI). With his skilled team they can point you in the right direction.

12 July 2022

Immigrating to Auckland, New Zealand?

The Auckland Jewish Immigration (AJI) is a volunteer immigration organisation working under the auspices of the Auckland Hebrew Congregation (AHC).

We offer full information on immigration procedures and free advice on:

  • Business and jobs
  • Accommodation
  • Schooling

The AJI is a unique exclusive Jewish immigration advisory organisation

You want to immigrate but how do you get started? There are two main considerations -

  1. Engage a registered Immigration Consultant.
  2. Negotiate the immigration process yourself.

It may cost you up to $10,000 if you engage an Immigration consultant to process the work for you. With the AJI Partnership itís free - no hidden costs Ė all you pay are fees to the government's Immigration Department.

If you would like to negotiate the process yourself, then contact us and we will tell you how our free partnership Immigration and Settlement service works.

This step by step immigration advisory service will guide you towards a successful outcome through the immigration process.

Once we have established your qualifications/work experience and other immigration related requirements, we will tell you if, under normal circumstances, you should continue with your application to immigrate.

Hundreds of families have settled in New Zealand through the AJI partnership.

Welcome to the Auckland Jewish Immigration website

The AJI welcomes you to our lovely South Pacific city of Auckland.

Join the hundreds of migrant families originating from over 56 countries who have enjoyed our support.

Auckland had it's beginnings in the 1850s and had a Jewish involvement. One of the first arrivals was a trader from England - young 23 year old David Nathan.

Next year the Auckland Jewish Immigration celebrates its 20th anniversary. It is ironical that a direct descendant, also called David Nathan, contacted me in the year 2000. As chairman of the Auckland Hebrew Congregation (AHC) David asked me to set up a helpful hand for any incoming Jews. From this request the AJI was formed.

Although a small part of the population, Jews have been involved from the beginning in Auckland history. We have been leaders in commerce, science, health and education organisations and government ministries. We have provided five mayors of Auckland and three prime ministers of New Zealand.

New Zealand is a secure, English speaking peaceful country, that respects your Jewish faith and culture. A third of the country's budget is invested in health services and education to a high level.

If you are planning to immigrate to New Zealand, let us assist you. Hopefully we'll be able to welcome you into your new home.

Stan Rose, Founding Chairperson, Auckland Jewish Immigration (AJI)

Launch of www.jewishlives.nz

This new website to provide a platform for people to learn about the contribution made by New Zealand Jews, increase tolerance and understanding, and combat anti-Semitism.

The theme of the Jewish Lives website is 'past-present-future'.

Click here for more information.

Kadimah Future Plans - our first update on the schoolís upcoming move

Kadimah School is relocating to the Auckland suburb of Remuera in 2022.

We are all working with the Jewish community to ensure the move is a smooth one and are pleased to convey some initial information so you are aware of what is happening.

Click here for more information.

Founded in August 2000, the Auckland Jewish Immigration celebrates it's 19th anniversary

A huge thank you to all our immigrant friends emanating from 54 countries around the globe.

We look forward to our 20 years celebrations coming up in August 2020.

Below are some new immigration offers.

Parent Category to reopen in February 2020

The Government has decided to reopen the Parent resident visa category in early February 2020 with new requirements.

The first selection is scheduled for May 2020. In the meantime, the category has temporarily closed.

Go to the New Zealand Immigration website for more information.

Check if you need a visitor visa or an NZeTA

From 1 October 2019, some visitors and tourists must have an NZeTA (New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority) before they leave for New Zealand.

Having an NZeTA shows you're allowed to travel to NZ. It is to help increase security at NZ borders.

Go to the New Zealand Immigration website for more information.

Self contained cottages available to new immigrants for short term rental

Shalom Court is an award winning Aged Care facility located in the sought after Eastern Suburb of Auckland, home of many Jewish families and five minutes drive from the Auckland Jewish Immigration office.

We have one-bedroom self-contained cottages available to the community, new immigrants and would-be migrantsfor short term rental (subject to availability). Cottages are complete with en-suite bathroom, lounge and kitchenette.

For more information click here.

Kiwi tech star on hiring spree

An Auckland based software company needs to hire 125 staff as it pushes into North America and other markets.

The cloud point-of-sale software maker currently has around 300 employees. Some 54 of the new hires will be in New Zealand.

Chief executive says there are now more than 25,000 retailers worldwide who pay to use their product.

One of the company's immediate points of focus is the North American market, where it has launched strategic partnerships with ten of the largest payment processors in North America.

For more information contact the Auckland Jewish Immigration (AJI).

For more information on Information Technology jobs click here.

Update on a new Jewish Auckland community centre

The new Auckland site is located in Remuera, one of Auckland's historically important more affluent suburbs, close to most of Auckland's transport infrastructure, and near to many Jewish families that live in the surrounding suburbs.

The move will replace the current centre in the central city.

It is proposed that the site be developed to become an all inclusive Jewish complex with many advantages now not available, particularly for the Jewish school (Kadima) with sport grounds and swimming pool.

For more information click here.

Great News for all Immigrants trying to meet the required English language qualifications

Pearson PTE Academic (PTE) is an English language global teaching institution that can be accessed on their website.

Once you have qualified successfully through PTE, you can expect your English to be approved by Immigration New Zealand for all student and migration visa applications, and accepted by all New Zealand universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics, and by thousands of institutions worldwide for admission purposes.

PTE utilises state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) technology to provide the most accurate and objective test of academic English available.

Students and migrants prefer PTE as it is the most unbiased proof of a candidate's English skills and quickly returns their results, with 8 out of 10 test takers receiving their scores in 2 days.

The AJI welcomes this new organisation because we know how difficult it can be to reach the required levels of English to complete their immigration applications.

More information at https://pearsonpte.com

New Zealand Immigration direct contacts

Contacting Immigration New Zealand regarding a new visa application has never been so easy.

You can call the Immigration Contact Centre from 6:00am Monday to midnight on Saturday (New Zealand Time).

If you have already applied for a visa, ensure you have your client number, application number and passport number with you when you call.

You can request urgent assistance from the Immigration Contact Centre, including requests that may require a face-to-face appointment.

For more information go to the NZ Immigration contact web page.

Investor 2 Resident Visa

Experienced business people who have a minimum of NZ $3 million in available funds or assets can apply for New Zealand residence.

Before you can apply, you will need to send New Zealand Immigration an Expression of Interest telling them about your business experience and investment.

If your Expression of Interest is successful they will invite you and your partner and dependent children to apply for New Zealand residency.

More information at https://www.immigration.govt.nz

New Zealand urgently needs your Construction skills

New Zealand needs skilled tradesmen and women to address a critical shortage of skills in the construction industry. If you are a carpenter, a plumber or electrician, then we need your skills!

Jobs are available right across the industry including project managers, building inspectors, surveyors and engineers. In addition to residential construction, there are commercial construction projects including a 54 level tower to be built in Auckland.

For more information click here.


If you are intending to come for a short trip to New Zealand, please contact Stan Rose a day after you have checked into your accomodation so we can arrange an appointment to meet.

At your request we can arrange your accommodation from standard to luxury, whichever you require, have a car to show you around Auckland including the Synagogue, Kadimah College, and arrange any business or congregational contacts you would like.

All these free services are available to you in one hit by contacting us.

The Auckland Jewish Immigration is the only officially sanctioned website representing the Auckland Hebrew Congregation. If you want to tap into the heart of New Zealand's biggest Jewish congregation click here.

Who is Auckland Jewish Immigration?

The Auckland Jewish Immigration (AJI) is a voluntary organization and our services are free. One of its key objectives is to welcome, settle and help integrate newly arrived families not only into the congregation but also into the broader community irrespective of affiliation. The only condition is that you become a member of the basic associations that are fundamental and essential to our community's welfare.

One of the purposes of the AJI is to increase the number of Jews in Auckland and to strengthen and enrich the future of the Jewish communities in Auckland including the Auckland Hebrew Congregation (AHC). If you qualify we will do all we can to smooth the way for you to immigrate to New Zealand.

Since 2001 we have helped over 2100 people immigrate to New Zealand.

The Auckland Hebrew Congregation has been established in Auckland for over 150 years. It is a warm, caring, closely knit congregation with a wide range of organizations and activities, and would welcome potential new members as part of its extended congregational family.

For more information and to see whether you qualify, please go to the Requirements web page.

Auckland - your city

A vibrant South Pacific city of 1,650,000 people, perched within glistening harbours, surrounded by lush forests and subtropical islands. Auckland, City of Sails, offers an incomparable lifestyle, unique within New Zealand and the world. More »

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