If you have an adult New Zealand citizen or resident child/children who is able to fulfil eligible sponsor requirements and the earning requirements, you may be able to live in New Zealand permanently. The parent resident visa is issued based on EOI rounds. It is a two-stage process. Submitting an Expression of Interest is the first step. In the second step, you will be issued invitation to apply for New Zealand residence.
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This visa allows parents to join their children in New Zealand and is open to parents of an adult child (i.e. child over the age of 17) who is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Eligibility requirements for you
Eligibility requirements for your Sponsor
To be eligible, your sponsoring child must be:
Sponsor Child’s income
The sponsor child’s income must be based on the New Zealand median income for 2 out of the 3 years before the applicant proceeded for application submission. The median earning is modified each year, so the amount the sponsor will need to earn may change.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Expression of Interest
Step 1 – Expression of Interest
You must complete and send a ‘Parent Category Expression of Interest form’ together with your application fee.
Step 2 – Invitation to apply for residence
If Immigration New Zealand selects your EOI, you may be invited you to apply for residence.
Step 1 – Residence Application
You must complete and sign a ‘Parent Category Residence Application’. You will need to send it to Immigration New Zealand with your application fee, immigration levy and supporting documents, including your sponsor child’s completed ‘Sponsorship Form for Residence’.
Step 2 – Decision about your application
You will need to wait for a decision. If there is anything else you need to do, Immigration New Zealand will be in touch.Source: Immigration New Zealand
You must also provide evidence your adult child and their partner are actually residing in New Zealand. Acceptable evidence includes:
State 1 Application cost: NZD$ 490
Stage 2 Application cost: NZD$ 2,250
This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. We do not refund application costs if we decline your application. A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost.Source: Immigration New Zealand