Starting a Business and Offshore Business Investment

​Companies Office

The New Zealand Companies Office is the first place to go if you are thinking of creating/starting a business in Hamilton or New Zealand. The process takes only a few minutes and New Zealand has the enviable position of being one of the easiest places to start and do business.

Click the following link and the website will get you on the path of starting your business.

http://www.business.govt.nz/companies/do-it-now/start-a-company

Overseas Investment – Overseas Investment Office

An overseas company can operate in New Zealand in one of three ways:

  1. Subsidiary: A New Zealand company on the New Zealand register.
  2. Branch: The New Zealand operations of an overseas company on the New Zealand overseas register.
  3. New Zealand company: Transferring incorporation from another country to the New Zealand register.

The Overseas Investment Office assesses how investment can be made by overseas companies. Its role is to encourage overseas investment in New Zealand. It is the first port of call for any company that is looking to bring its overseas investment into Hamilton.

The technical resources page is a very useful tool when trying to understand if your investment into Hamilton or New Zealand will meet the relevant criteria for investment.

http://www.linz.govt.nz/overseas-investment

Page reviewed: 15 Apr 2016 3:27pm