Application Submission Webform

Application Submission Webform

Using our application submission webform will help you to submit a quality application.

How to use the Application Submission Webform

We request that you use the Application Submission Webform so that you can give us all the information we ask for electronically. Each Investment Type has a corresponding template pack on the Our application templates page.
The Application Submissions Webform captures high level information about your application based off the Summary of Key Information table on the application form. Make sure to complete all the required templates from the template pack prior to starting to fill in the webform as you will need to upload the documents as supporting information.

Electronic filing requirements

Your application and supporting information must be submitted electronically. The Application Form should be provided in PDF form unless otherwise advised. Documents should be provided to us by uploading into the Application Submission Webform at the time you complete the webform.

All PDF documents should be: 'printed to PDF', or scanned and OCR'd (i.e. all text in the document can be copied); free from security restrictions; in colour (if the document contains colour); if scanned, scanned at 300 dpi (where possible).

If your application for consent is in relation to a fishing quota, please contact us first as these applications are rare, have unique characteristics, and require some different information to be provided.

  • 1 Current Application type
  • 2 Upload documents
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When to complete this form
Use this form if all of the following applies to you:
  • you wish to buy or build a home in New Zealand on residential land
    • Residential land is sensitive land with a property category of ‘residential’ or ‘lifestyle’. Check the property category of the land you wish to purchase at
    • It also includes a residential flat in a building owned by a flat-owning company, regardless of whether the building is on land within a property category of residential or lifestyle. And for that purpose, reference to interest in the Overseas Investment 2005 include licence to occupy. Check definition of ‘residential land’ under Section 6 Interpretations of the Overseas Investment Act 2005.
    • Residential land can also be otherwise sensitive, for example rural land (including lifestyle blocks) larger than 5 hectares, and some coastal land. Sensitive land is defined in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Overseas Investment Act 2005.
    • It is an offence to buy land that is sensitive without consent, and you may be fined or receive a penalty. You should seek legal advice if you are in any doubt about the type of land you wish to buy.
  • you have a New Zealand resident or permanent resident visa, or are a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or Singapore
  • you are not ordinarily resident in New Zealand
    • Ordinarily resident in New Zealand means that you have been living in New Zealand for at least 12 months, have been physically present in New Zealand for at least 183 days of those 12 months, hold a New Zealand residence class visa (or are a citizen or permanent resident of Australia or Singapore), and are a New Zealand tax resident.
  • the home will be bought in your name, or the name of you and other people
  • you will live in the house as your main home.

You will need the following to complete the application
  • Signed statutory declaration
  • Colour scan or photo of passport
  • Visa label or eVisa
  • Fee

Fees and payment

The fee for this application is NZD $2,040.00 including GST for an individual(s).

You will receive an invoice from the office if you are buying residential land that is otherwise sensitive.

The fee can be paid by credit card when you submit your application, or you can choose to pay the fee by invoice after submitting the application.

We will start to process your application when we receive all the information we need, and the full and correct application fee. Our standard processing timeframe for residential only land is up to 10 working days.