People who want to stay for less than 90 days out of 180 can do so as a tourist with an e visa. However anyone that wants to stay longer than this must apply for a residence permit.
Anyone applying, will need to fill in an application form on line on the official website. The system will then issue you with an appointment and you will need the following documents.
Copy of the application form
Original passport, valid for more than 6 months along, with a coloured photo copy
Four biometric photos
Valid health insurance if under 65 years old.
Proof off address, Tapu, or rental contract
Evidence that you can support yourself financially.
For the first time applicant, you can only apply for one year, after the first year you can apply for 2 years.
Renewals must be done before 14 days of expiration date.
At the appointment you will be asked for all of the above. Then you must wait for the local police to carry out a visit at your property. A few weeks later your residency card will be sent to you via post.