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 12 full months. (PDF format, maximum size 5MB each.) If you use Xero, you could save time by using the Business Finance Pack to generate a single file containing your key financial reports.

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) from your most recent full year’s financial statements. This must be received within 9 months from the end of the financial year to which it relates.
  • 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 received within 9 months from the end of the financial year to which it relates.
  • 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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