|In October 1998 the then Minister of Immigration
announced that he was investigating the possibility
of introducing a new Retirement Visa.
The investigation was to be completed by
February 1999. It is now unclear when the Retirement Visa
will be introduced, if ever.
The proposed Retirement Visa was to be for
older people of independent means who want
to spend a significant proportion of their
year in New Zealand. We will post the requirements of the new
Retirement Visa if it is introduced.