Global impact visa evaluation reports

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment began a 4 year pilot of the Global Impact Visa (GIV) in mid-2017. An evaluation of the pilot was commenced in late-2017. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess the implementation, outputs and early outcomes of the Global Impact Visa pilot.

Findings from the evaluation of the pilot are provided in 3 annual evaluation reports. The third report presents the findings from the final year of the evaluation and builds on the findings from the previous two yearly reports.

The pilot was implemented by a partnership between a private partner (the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF)) and Immigration New Zealand (INZ). Partnering with a private provider is an innovative and novel feature of the pilot. The Global Impact Visa was designed to facilitate the attraction, selection and integration of innovative global entrepreneurs, investors, change makers and start-up teams. At the end of the three-year visa, migrants can apply for permanent residency.

Last updated: 04 June 2021