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Parent Retirement Resident Visa

The Parent Retirement Resident Visa is a distinct immigration pathway offered by New Zealand, tailored specifically for parents of New Zealand citizens or residents. This visa is structured to enable these individuals to relocate and reside in New Zealand, provided they meet certain financial and sponsorship criteria. It is designed for those who can sustain themselves financially and contribute economically, allowing parents to live, and potentially retire, in New Zealand while maintaining close proximity to their family.

Parent Retirement Resident Visa​

The Parent Retirement Resident Visa is a distinct immigration pathway offered by New Zealand, tailored specifically for parents of New Zealand citizens or residents. This visa is structured to enable these individuals to relocate and reside in New Zealand, provided they meet certain financial and sponsorship criteria. It is designed for those who can sustain themselves financially and contribute economically, allowing parents to live, and potentially retire, in New Zealand while maintaining close proximity to their family.

Who Is Eligible For The Parent Retirement Resident Visa?

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

1. Relationship: Applicants must be the parents of an adult child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident. They can also be the parent of the partner or spouse of a New Zealand citizen or resident.

2. Sponsorship: A New Zealand citizen or resident child (sponsor) must be willing to sponsor their parent’s visa application and provide financial support.

3. Income Requirement: Sponsors must meet minimum income requirements to demonstrate their ability to financially support their parents during their stay in New Zealand. They must also provide evidence of funds acquired, with a minimum of NZD $500,000.

4. Health and Character: Like all New Zealand visa categories, applicants must meet health and character requirements and provide evidence of their good health and character.

Visa Process

The application process for the Parent Retirement Visa involves two stages:

1. Temporary Retirement Visitor Visa: Initially, successful applicants are granted a temporary retirement visitor visa, which allows them to live in New Zealand for up to 24 months. During this period, they can enjoy their retirement in New Zealand and spend quality time with their family.

2. Residence Visa Application: After residing in New Zealand on the temporary visa, applicants can submit an application for a residence visa. This application allows parents to transition from temporary to permanent residency.

Benefits

There are a few benefits for acquiring the Parent Retirement Visa:

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

2. Potential 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 Retirement 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 Retirement 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 for retired parents who wish to stay with their adult children who are New Zealand citizens or residents.
Applicants who can prove their children’s residency and have their own income or funding.
The easiest way to apply for a Parent Retirement Resident 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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