The Business Immigration Program seeks to attract experienced business people to Canada who will support the development of a strong and prosperous Canadian economy.

You can qualify in the following three different programs:

  • Investors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Self-employed
  • Start up
  • Self operated business work permit leading to PR
  • Intra company transfers

Each application can be made for only one class and the class cannot be changed once the application is submitted. The criteria you must meet to qualify are different for each class.

The Australian Business Skills visa sub classes were introduced to encourages successful business people to settle permanently in Australia and develop new or existing business

Business Visitor Visa

The B-1 visa is for individuals who wish to visit the United States temporarily for business purposes, (e.g. conferences) or for medical treatment, or to accompany a family member who is requires medical treatment.

  • Visitor for business (B-1)

If you want to travel to the United States for reasons other than business. You must apply for a visa in the appropriate category.  This includes if you want to study, work as a crew member or journalist, etc.

Business Investment

L1 visa

The L1 Visa is earmarked for managerial or executive professionals transferring to the US from within the same company, or a subsidiary of it. The L1 Visa can also be used for a foreign company opening up US operations. The length of time the L1 Visa is valid is dependent on your current citizenship and ranges from 3 months to five years.

EB 5 visa

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under a program first enacted as a pilot in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since then, investors may also qualify for EB-5 classification by investing through regional centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth. On Dec. 20, 2019, President Trump signed a law extending the Regional Center Program through Sep. 30, 2020.

Why Invest in New Zealand

New Zealand is a great place to live, invest and do business. A 2009 Report from Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, ranks New Zealand as the world’s 10th most prosperous country.

But just as importantly, consider this advantage:

Investing in New Zealand gives you and your family access to our country and our enviable lifestyle.

No other country can offer you quite as much as New Zealand does. And here are just some of the many reasons to invest in New Zealand…

A land of opportunity

New Zealand is a land of fresh opportunities. Our economy is efficient and market-driven, with a culture of innovation.

Capital markets along with financial institutions provide diverse offerings for equity investment and bonds.

In business, sectors in which New Zealand excels include information and communications technology, tourism, film and special effects production, biotechnology, agricultural research and wood-based technology.

Business friendly

For business people wanting to start, buy or invest in a business venture, New Zealand is a smart choice. We’re ranked as the easiest place in the world to start a business, according to the 2010 World Bank survey. And we’re second only to Singapore for ease of doing business. There are few restrictions on establishing, owning and operating a business here, and starting a business can take just three days. The process is among the simplest and easiest in the OECD.

Stable, open democracy

New Zealand is a compelling destination for investors who value honesty, transparency and simplicity.

New Zealand offers a stable political environment and a society where honesty genuinely matters and long-term business relationships are valued. Corruption is virtually unknown here, which is why we are ranked the world’s least corrupt nation according to the 2009 Transparency International survey.

Our legal system is based on English law, and is supported by independent regulatory authorities. Our economy, culture and governance systems mean fewer barriers for investors and business and more opportunity for success.

The United Kingdom has a thriving business culture and the UK recognizes that individual business people may want to come to the UK for short periods. This may be to negotiate the terms of a contract with businesses in the UK, carry out market research or attend conferences. This category of visa also applies to people engaging in short term sports or entertainers. From 27 the November 2008, several different categories were included in the Business Visitors visa scheme, including Clinical Attachment visa & Dental Observer Post visa, Medical graduates seeking to take the PLAB test visa, Sports Visitors visa, Entertainer Visitors etc.

The Business visa requirements are only applicable to Non-visa Nationals (except for academic visitors who are non-visa nationals and are visiting for more than six (6) months).