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Parent Visa New Zealand

Are you looking to reunite with your parents or grandparents in New Zealand? We have the expertise to help you navigate the intricacies of the parent visa process with ease. Whether you’re seeking residency or a temporary visit, we’re here to guide you every step of the way.

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Parent Resident Visa: Pursue Residency

If you hold citizenship or residency in New Zealand, your parents have the opportunity to seek residency through the Parent Resident Visa. This visa allows your parents to reside, work, and study in New Zealand, with the option to include your partner in the application. After sponsorship for 10 years parents can gain Permanent Resident status.

Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa: Flexible Travel Options

For those looking for a temporary visit, the Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa offers flexibility. Eligible individuals can travel to and from New Zealand for family visits, with the ability to include their partner in the visa application.

Parent Retirement Resident Visa: Settle in New Zealand

For parents seeking retirement in New Zealand, the Parent Retirement Resident Visa provides a pathway to permanent residency. Meeting specified income and investment criteria is essential, along with having a child who is a citizen or resident of New Zealand.

Parent Visa Boost: Multiple Entry Pathway (Announced by the National government, more information on this yet to come…)

While this option is not yet available the National Government has indicated they plan to introduce a new visa category for parents. The details are not confirmed but it was indicated New Zealand citizens or residents could bring your parents to New Zealand on the Parent Visa Boost which would be valid for five years with the possibility of renewal. This visa would require sponsorship by children or grandchildren. Recipients would not be eligible for NZ superannuation or other benefits and would be required to maintain health insurance throughout the stay is essential.

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What is the eligibility criteria for the Parent Resident Visa?

  • Applicants must have a child who is a citizen or resident of New Zealand.
  • Financial requirements must be met by the sponsoring child.
  • Applicants must meet health and character requirements.

Can I include my partner in the application for the Parent Resident Visa?

Yes, you can include your partner in the application if you meet the eligibility criteria.

What are the benefits of the Parent Visa Boost?

  • The visa has not been introduced but there will be many benefits over current visa pathways.
  • The Parent Visa Boost allows for multiple entries into New Zealand over a five-year period, with the option for renewal.
  • It provides an opportunity for parents to visit and stay with their children in New Zealand.

Is health insurance mandatory for all parent visa categories?

Yes, maintaining health insurance throughout the stay in New Zealand is essential for all parent visa categories.

Can I work or study in New Zealand with a Parent Visa?

The eligibility to work or study in New Zealand varies depending on the specific parent visa category. Some visas may allow limited work or study rights, while others may not.

Contact us today to discuss your options and begin the process of reuniting your family. Our experienced team is here to answer your questions and provide personalised guidance every step of the way.

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