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Parent Visa

Bringing up your parents to join you in New Zealand will not only complete your family but also bring joy and happiness within. Parent visa program let the legal guardians join you in New Zealand under your sponsorship. In order to apply under this category you must be a New Zealand citizen or resident for at least three years.

What you need to be eligible for the Visa Program?
Basic Requirements

  • Health and Character certificate.
  • Sponsorship from your children who is a citizen or a resident of New Zealand for at least 3 years.
  • Meet English language requirements.
  • No dependent children.

How Parent Visa works?
Stage 1 – Expression of Interest
Your Expression of Interest (EOI) can be lodged via post with all the required documents. Once your EOI has been selected, it will be forwarded to the INZ branch for an initial assessment.

Stage 2 – Main Application
In case you fulfill the requirements, you will be invited to apply for residence under the Parent Category. Application for residency must be lodged within a period of four months from the date of Invitation received.

How much time does the process takes?
The processing time for Parent visa, is subject to Capping and Queuing, i.e. the limit or cap of visa applications which can be granted are set for each year and when a cap is reached, applicants are forwarded to wait in a queue for visa grant consideration in the following year.

Benefits for Parent Visa

  • Live in New Zealand under permanent residency.
  • Work and study in New Zealand.
  • Be a part of New Zealand’s scheme for health-related care and expenses.
  • Apply for New Zealand citizenship, if eligible.
  • Nominate eligible relatives for permanent residency.

Your First Step to Successful Immigration to New Zealand

  1. Click on the assessment button to know your chances to qualify for New Zealand immigration.
  2. Find out how you can improve your profile in order to clear the eligibility criteria.
  3. Search out top job profiles before moving to New Zealand and increase your chances of visa approval.
  4. Get in touch with our immigration counselors to get a detail report on your Immigration Plan.


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