Application form - One Home to Live In

Application form - One Home to Live In

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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 www.propertyvalue.co.nz.
    • 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

If you are submitting a residential only application, you will need:

If you are submitting an application for consent to buy otherwise sensitive land to live in, you will also need the following in addition to the above:

  • Evidence to show you have sufficient knowledge, experience and financial commitment to buy the land. Acceptable evidence might include financial approval for a mortgage, evidence of previous home ownership, evidence that you have a professional advisor such as a lawyer, or evidence that you have incurred due diligence costs.
  • You must tell us anything that may impact the ability of all the people applying for consent to meet the requirements of being ‘good character’. For example, if you, or an entity in which any of you had a 25% or more ownership or control interest, have committed an offence or broken the law you must tell us what happened and provide any supporting information such as court documents.

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.

The OIO does not have the power to exempt, waive, discount or refund fees.

The OIO will not refund fees if an application is withdrawn, consent is declined or the OIO finds that no consent was required.

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.


 

When to complete this form

Click here for information about variations to consent or conditions.

Use this form if you are seeking to do one or more of the following:
  • Change the wording of an existing consent
  • Vary special conditions (including time extensions to comply with conditions)
  • Revoke conditions of consent where consent would no longer be required due to changes to the Overseas Investment Act 2005 made by the Overseas Investment (Urgent Measures) Amendment Act 2020 i.e. the 'automatic standing consents' in Schedule 1AA.

If you are seeking a variation to an exemption that was granted, please contact us about it before applying.


Information about this application

The information in this application will be relied upon by the decision-maker. It is important that you provide us with accurate and complete information. It is an offence to make a false or misleading statement or material omission in any information or document provided to the Overseas Investment Office under Section 46.

The OIO may use relevant legislation to share details of this application with other agencies to the extent permitted by law and as required to complete the application process.

Please be concise and use plain English when completing the application.

Tables, diagrams, maps, schedules etc should be uploaded as appendices to your application.

You will need the following to complete the application
  • Original consent details
  • Fee
  • Evidence and documents such as:
    • Documentation showing changes to the Consent Holder
    • Passports of new key individual(s) in colour
    • Marked up version of the original consent showing requested variation(s)
    • Any other relevant documentation in support of your application

Download this document for a full list of questions and documents you need for this application.


Fees and payment

The fee for this application is NZD $13,000.00 including GST.

You will receive an invoice from the office following your application.

The OIO does not have the power to exempt, waive, discount or refund fees.

The OIO will not refund fees if an application is withdrawn, declined or the OIO finds that no application was required.

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 a variation application is up to 40 working days.


 

The power to grant Discretionary Exemptions is limited and in many cases a consent application will be more appropriate. We strongly recommend that you approach us prior to applying for a Discretionary Exemption under section 61D of the Act.

When to complete this form

Click here for information about discretionary exemptions.

We recommend that you approach us prior to applying for an exemption under section 61D of the Act.

Use this form if you are seeking an exemption from:

Information about this application

The information in this application will be relied upon by the decision-maker. It is important that you provide us with accurate and complete information. It is an offence to make a false or misleading statement or material omission in any information or document provided to the Overseas Investment Office under Section 46.

The OIO may use relevant legislation to share details of this application with other agencies to the extent permitted by law and as required to complete the application process.

Please be concise and use plain English when completing the application.

Tables, diagrams, maps, schedules etc should be uploaded as appendices to your application.

You will need the following to complete the application
  • Information about the exemption you seek, including the reason for requesting the exemption and details of any transaction, investor, interests, rights or assets the exemption would apply to
  • Understanding of the criteria for a discretionary exemption under section 61E and the purpose of an exemption under section 61B of the Act
  • Fee
  • Evidence and documents such as:
    • A diagram to explain the transaction
    • Passports of all key individual(s) in colour
    • Transaction agreements without redaction (e.g. Agreement for Sale and Purchase)
    • Record of Title of land involved
    • Structure diagram of the entity (pre & post transaction)
    • Certificate(s) of incorporation
    • Formation documents (e.g. trust deeds, constitutions)
    • If unavailable online, latest financial accounts (audited where applicable) and annual reports
    • Any other relevant documentation in support of your application

Download this document for a full list of questions and documents you need for this application.


Fees and payment

The fee for this application is NZD $25,500.00 including GST.

You will receive an invoice from the office following your application.

The OIO does not have the power to exempt, waive, discount or refund fees.

The OIO will not refund fees if an application is withdrawn, declined or the OIO finds that no application was required.

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 an exemption application is up to 50 working days.