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New Zealand Parent Migration

new-zealand-parent-migrationThere are a number of visa options for parents of New Zealand residents or citizens to help them join their family in New Zealand. If your child is a student in New Zealand, you might qualify for a Guardian of a Student Visitor Visa. A subsequent application for a variety of conditions might even allow you to work while your child is studying in New Zealand.

Parent Categories

There are a few options for parents of New Zealand residents or citizens to help them join their family permanently or temporarily. They all require that you have a child or grandchild that is a New Zealand resident or citizen, and some require that you be sponsored by them or their parents (if you are a grandparent).

  • The Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa
  • The Parent Resident Visa
  • The Parent Retirement Resident Visa

If you are New Zealand citizen and wish to invite your parents to live with you in New Zealand, then you can sponsor them under the parent group under the New Zealand Family Visa category.

To Sponsor a Parent or Guardian

An eligible New Zealand citizen can sponsor his/her parents or guardian by meeting the following conditions.

  • Be at least 17 years old
  • Live in New Zealand as a New Zealand or Australian citizen, or
  • Live in New Zealand and be the holder of a Residence Visa, or a returning Residents Visa, for at least three years before the application
  • Demonstrate that you will be able to provide financial support and accommodation for at least the first 24 months of your parents being resident in New Zealand

Application Process For Parent Visa

Step 1: Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) named ‘Parent Category Expression of Interest Form’.
Step 2: If selected from the EOI pool, you’ll get Invitation To Apply (ITA).
Step 3: Submit your Resident application.
Step 4: Wait for New Zealand authority’s final say.

Contact our immigration experts at Wiser Immigration to get an assessment of your case and know how you can apply for New Zealand parent visa faster.

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