Global Impact Visa (GIVs)

New Zealand
Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Immigration New Zealand has partnered with the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF) to deliver an innovative immigration product for high impact entrepreneurs, investors, changemakers, and start-up teams. The Global Impact Visa (GIVs) provides individual pioneering entrepreneurs and investors with a three-year visa to create, support, and incubate ventures and models that result in positive global impact, from New Zealand. After three years, migrants can qualify for permanent residency. There are two stages to the application process: The current by applying for a Global Impact Visa; or submit an application and be accepted into, the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF).


36 months



free - $429,58


P. Residency

3 years


Processing time

4 months




What are eligibility requirements for the Global Impact Visa (GIVs)?

3 Eligibility Requirements

  • You can only apply for a Global Impact Work Visa once you have been selected by the Edmund Hillary Fellowship.
  • You must remain on the Edmund Hillary Fellowship for 30 months before applying for permanent residence. To be eligible for residence, you must maintain the support of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship.
  • You cannot include a partner or dependent children in your work visa application, but they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you. They will need to meet residence health and character criteria.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Global Impact Visa (GIVs)?

9 Document Required

  • You must have been the same quarantine-free travel zone for 14 days.
  • You must provide proof of your identity: 2 acceptable photos of your head and shoulders; your original or a certified copy of your passport or certificate of identity; your original or a certified copy of your full birth certificate.
  • You must be in good health by having a chest x-ray and a medical examination.
  • You must be of good character: If you are 17 or over, you must provide a police certificate from: your country of citizenship or any country you have lived in for 5 years or more since you turned 17 years old. (When you’re selected by the Edmund Hillary Fellowship you must apply for a police certificate as soon as possible).
  • You must confirm in the application form that you meet fit and proper person requirements.
  • You must be able to demonstrate a high standard of English.
  • You must have access to th.e equivalent of NZ$36,000 to support yourself and your family for the first year in New Zealand.
  • You must have been accepted into the Edmund Hillary Fellowship to apply for a Global Impact Work Visa.
  • If you were selected on the basis of an investor profile you must provide evidence that investment funds and/or assets were earned legally.

Talent Migration data for New Zealand

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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