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Parents Category Resident Visa

New Zealand is committed to support family connections. Hence, if you have an adult New Zealand citizen or resident child/children who meets eligible sponsor requirements and the minimum income requirement, you may be able to live in New Zealand permanently.

It is a two-stage process. In the first stage, you will need to send an Expression of Interest (EOI), explaining how you meet the requirements to be sponsored by your child alone, or your child and their partner. If your EOI is selected from the selection pool, in the second stage you will be invited you to apply (ITA) for residence.

For ten years after your Resident Visa is granted, apart from the other requirements, your sponsor must meet the following sponsorship obligations:

  • Provide suitable accommodation, if you don’t have your own place to live
  • Ensure your health and welfare needs are met

Grandparents and legal guardians may also be able to apply for residence under this category. However, if you have any dependent children, you are not eligible for this visa.

The number of resident visas that can be granted under the Parent Category is limited to 1,000 people for each year ending 30 June.

To find out more about how to apply under Parents Category Resident Visa, assessment criteria and the pitfalls that you should be aware of, please call us today on +64 9 379 0219 or email contact@nzimmigration.info

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