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Parent Resident Visa

The Parent Resident Visa in New Zealand serves as a pathway to permanent residency for parents who wish to join their adult New Zealand citizen or resident children and make New Zealand their long-term home. Administered by Immigration New Zealand, this visa category acknowledges the importance of family unity and facilitates the reunification of parents with their children in New Zealand.

Parent Resident Visa​

The Parent Resident Visa in New Zealand serves as a pathway to permanent residency for parents who wish to join their adult New Zealand citizen or resident children and make New Zealand their long-term home. Administered by Immigration New Zealand, this visa category acknowledges the importance of family unity and facilitates the reunification of parents with their children in New Zealand.

Who Is Eligible For The Parent Resident Visa?

To be eligible for the Parent Resident Visa, applicants must meet specific criteria:

1. Parent-Child Relationship: Applicants must have an adult child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident and is willing to sponsor their parent’s residence visa application.

2. Non-Dependents: Applicants must not have dependent children, who are categorized as being under 25 years old, single, and totally or substantially reliant on the parent(s) for financial support. 

3. Income and Sponsorship: The sponsoring child in New Zealand must meet specific income requirements to demonstrate their ability to financially support their parent(s) during their initial years in New Zealand.

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

Application Process

The Parent Resident Visa typically consists of five stages:

1. Expression of Interest (EOI):  Prospective migrants need to submit an EOI online, providing detailed information about their employment, NZ experience, qualifications, and income.

2. Invitation to Apply (ITA): If an EOI is successful, the applicant will receive an Invitation to Apply. The ITA invites the applicant to submit a ‘Parent Category Residence Application’ form. The sponsor must submit a ‘Sponsorship Form for Residence’.

Benefits

The Parent Resident Visa offers several advantages:

1. Permanent Residency: Holders of this visa, along with their partner, are granted permanent residency in New Zealand, allowing them to live, work, and study in the country indefinitely.

2. Access to Services: Visa holders have access to New Zealand’s healthcare and education systems as permanent residents.

3. Path to Citizenship: After meeting specific residency requirements, visa holders may become eligible to apply for New Zealand citizenship.

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 Resident 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 Resident 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 parents of adult New Zealand residents that are working in New Zealand. It offers a pathway to residency for overseas parents to join and live with their children. 

Applicants must have an adult New Zealand resident child, who is willing to sponsor them in the country. Applicants must also not have any dependent children. 

The easiest way to apply for a Parent Resident 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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