Dependent Child Resident visa enables dependent children to join their parents in New Zealand. In order to apply under this visa category you must demonstrate that you meet all visa requirements, and make sure that your sponsor is an appropriate sponsor. You might be eligible if you are up to 24 years old, single, with no children of your own, and are fully dependent on your parents for financial sustenance.
With this visa you can
Bring your dependent children to New Zealand to live with you. If they’re old enough they can study or work in New Zealand as well.
If you are a citizen or resident of New Zealand, you can bring your dependent children who are 24 years or under with you by applying to Dependent Child Resident Visa. Your children can live and work in New Zealand indefinitely.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Dependent children: Your children must be single and depend on you for financial support
Dependent children aged 21 – 24: Children aged 21-24 must rely on an adult for financial support
Your relationship with your children: You must be the parent of your dependent children
Custody of children 15 and under: You must have the legal right to remove dependent children from their home country
Your immigration status: You must be a New Zealand citizen or resident
Your place of residence: New Zealand must be your primary place of residence
English language: Your dependent children aged 16 and over may need to meet English language requirementsSource: Immigration New Zealand
Step 1 – You send your children’s visa application to Immigration New Zealand
You must complete and sign a ‘Residence Application’. Any dependent children aged 18 or over must also sign the form. You will need to send the application to Immigration New Zealand with your application fee, immigration levy and supporting documents.
Step 2 – Decision about your application
If there is anything else you need to do, Immigration New Zealand will be in touch. They may ask to interview you as part of the process.
You must hold a valid visa while you are in New Zealand. If your current temporary visa will expire before they make a decision on your residence application, you should apply for a further temporary visa if you wish to remain in New Zealand.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Application cost NZD$ 2,250
This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. Immigration New Zealand does not refund application costs if your visa is refused. A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost.Source: Immigration New Zealand