Parents and grandparents can apply for a visa to visit a family in New Zealand. You, as a parent or grandparent, must be visiting your New Zealand citizen or resident children or grandchildren. You can spend a quality time with your children or grandchildren and see New Zealand’s scenery, adventure, culture, and people. With this visa you can stay up to 6 months at a time, with a maximum total stay of 18 months in 36 months.
With this visa you can
This visa is specially made for parent and grandparent willing to meet children or grandchildren in New Zealand. This visa allows the parent and grandparent to stay up to 6 months at a time.Source: Immigration New Zealand
Genuine intentions: You must genuinely intend to meet all the visa rules.
Genuine visitor: You must genuinely intend to visit your children or grandchildren in New Zealand. Your children or grandchildren must intend to be in New Zealand when you visit.
Sponsorship: You must be sponsored by your child or grandchild, or their parent
To be eligible to sponsor you (and your partner), your sponsor must:
Acceptable Sponsors: Your sponsor’s immigration status: Your sponsor must be a New Zealand citizen or residentSource: Immigration New Zealand
Step 1: Apply for your visa
Complete the proper visa application form and send it to Immigration New Zealand with your application fee, immigration levy, and the documents listed in the checklist on the form.
Step 2: A decision about your visa
If you have a medical condition it will take longer to process your visa application and you should apply at least 4 months before you intend to travel to New Zealand.
If there is anything else you need to do, the Immigration New Zealand will be in touch.Source: Immigration New Zealand
All applicants must provide:
Evidence of financial support consisting of:
Evidence that you have the means to leave New Zealand consisting of:
If your spouse and/or dependent children are added in this application:
Application Fee $ 167
Immigration New Zealand does not refund application fees if your visa is refused. A non-refundable immigration levy is also charged and is included in the cost. Each person must pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZD $35. This is included in the fee.Source: Immigration New Zealand