Apply for a Business First or Business First Lite Visa through QuickBiz

Business First Visa PDF 408 KB terms and fees apply.

Eligibility criteria

You need to be at least 18 years of age, a permanent New Zealand resident, and acting on behalf of a business in one of the following roles:

  • sole trader
  • partner in a partnership
  • director of a company.

Not eligible? Contact us to discuss your options.

Required documents

Make sure you have each of these documents and that they cover the last full 12 months. (PDF format, maximum size 5MB each.) 

If youre an existing BNZ customer with total lending of $50,000 or less, this step may not apply.

  • Income statement
    A financial summary of business income and expenses (also known as a profit and loss statement). This must be dated within 120 days of your application.
  • Balance sheet
    A balance sheet shows the assets and liabilities of a business at a particular point in time, detailing both revenue and expenses. This must be dated within 120 days of your application.
  • Transaction history

    Transaction history from your business trading account and any business credit cards if applicable. This must be reconciled, and the most recent transaction must be within 31 days of the date you apply.

Your application should take around 5 minutes to complete.

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