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2024 Draw for Parent Resident Visa Ballot

2024 Draw for Parent Resident Visa Ballot

Mark your calendars for the next selection for the Parent Resident Visa Category expressions of interest (EOIs) on 13 February 2024. If you have a child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident, you have the opportunity to apply for permanent residency. All you need is for your child to meet the income requirements and agree to sponsor you.

To be eligible for the February draw, remember to submit your EOI by 31 January 2024. Only 100 lucky individuals will be selected in the ballot.

If you have already submitted your EOI, be sure to check that you meet the category requirements. Keep in mind that the Parent Resident Visa restarted on 12 October 2022 with updated sponsor criteria. Sponsors now need to earn 1.5 times the New Zealand median wage. If there are joint sponsors or additional parents, the income requirement will increase by half the median wage.

Please be informed that two adult children can now jointly sponsor a parent, rather than just an adult child and their partner.

While the sponsor requirements have changed, other requirements for the Parent Resident Visa remain the same.

If your EOI is selected, it will be assessed against the new criteria. Please note that if Immigration New Zealand declines your application, your EOI fee will not be refunded.

Should you wish to update or withdraw your EOI before the selection, feel free to do so. If you made an EOI before the visa restart on 12 October 2022, there is an opportunity to update or withdraw it.

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