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Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa

The Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa in New Zealand is a temporary visa category that enables parents and grandparents of New Zealand citizens or residents to visit their family members. This visa promotes family reunification and cultural exchange, allowing elderly relatives to spend quality time with their loved ones while experiencing New Zealand’s unique way of life. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria, demonstrate their intent for a temporary visit, and adhere to health and character requirements for a successful application.

Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa​

The Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa in New Zealand is a temporary visa category that enables parents and grandparents of New Zealand citizens or residents to visit their family members. This visa promotes family reunification and cultural exchange, allowing elderly relatives to spend quality time with their loved ones while experiencing New Zealand’s unique way of life. Applicants must meet eligibility criteria, demonstrate their intent for a temporary visit, and adhere to health and character requirements for a successful application.

Who Is Eligible For The Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa?

To be eligible for the Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa, applicants must meet specific criteria:

1. Genuine Relationship: Applicants should demonstrate a genuine and stable relationship with their New Zealand citizen or resident child or grandchild, regardless of whether the relationship is based on blood, marriage, or adoption.

2. Temporary Intent: Applicants must provide evidence of their intention to visit New Zealand temporarily and commit to returning to their home country after their visit.

3. Health and Character: Like all New Zealand visa categories, applicants must meet health and character requirements, ensuring they are of good health and character.

Application Process

The Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa typically consists of five stages:

1. Eligibility Check: Ensure that the relationship with the sponsoring child or grandchild meets the criteria for a genuine and stable connection.

2. Documentation: Gather essential documents, including proof of the family relationship, health insurance, and evidence of financial means to support the visit.

3. Online Application: Submit the visitor visa application through the official New Zealand Immigration website, providing accurate information.

4. Character and Health Requirements: Applicants must meet character and health requirements, which may involve providing police certificates and undergoing medical assessments.

5. Financial Support: In some cases, a sponsor in New Zealand may need to provide an undertaking to financially support the visitor during their stay.

Benefits

The Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa offers numerous benefits:

1. Cultural Exchange: Visa holders can immerse themselves in New Zealand’s culture, lifestyle, and traditions, creating memorable experiences.

2. Temporary Stay: The visa permits a temporary visit, typically up to six months.

3. Multiple Entries: Visa holders can make multiple entries into New Zealand during the visa’s validity.

Our Visa Services

Once you contact the team at Absolute Immigration, we will arrange a discovery call to find out more about your situation.

After our discovery call, your dedicated Migration Agent will develop a Migration Strategy that will outline the steps involved and the details required to lodge your Parent and Grandparent Visitor visa application.

Once you have approved your Strategy, we take over and begin your application using the documents and information you provide.  On your behalf, we are able to lodge your visa application with Immigration New Zealand which takes away the stress from you!

Apply For A Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support line: +64 22 641 9411

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email: Arno.Nothnagel@absoluteimmigration.com

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a visa category for the parents and grandparents of New Zealand residents to visit their loved ones. It offers multiple entries into New Zealand to allow holders the flexibility to enjoy time in New Zealand and with their family. 

Applicants must have a New Zealand resident child or grandchild, who is willing to sponsor them in the country. Applicants must be outside of New Zealand when applying. 

The easiest way to apply for a Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa in New Zealand is to contact Absolute Immigration.  A discovery call with our experienced team will ensure you are on the right immigration pathway for your circumstances.

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