PARENT RESIDENT VISA

The Parent Resident Visa lets the parents of New Zealand citizens and residents, who can act as their sponsors, live in New Zealand.

MORE ABOUT THE PARENT RESIDENT VISA

WHAT THIS VISA ALLOWS:

Parent Resident Visa holders can:

  • Live in New Zealand permanently
  • Work and study in New Zealand

THE REQUIREMENTS:

To apply for a Parent Resident Visa, candidates must:

THE APPLICATION PROCESS:

The Parent Resident Visa application process has four steps:

Any immigration should always start with an eligibility assessment to determine if the prospective migrant meets Australia’s Parent Resident Visa requirements.

With the eligibility completed, the migrant will submit a Parent Category Expression of Interest. . The EOI is the way in which a migrant shows their interest in applying for a Parent Resident Visa.

The Expression of Interest will include:

  • personal information, and
  • information about the candidate's family, partner, and sponsor.

The Expression of Interest will also address the candidate's English speaking ability. 

Candidates who Immigration New Zealand selects from the Expression of Interest pool will get an invitation to apply for a Parent Resident Visa. 

The migrant prepares and completes their visa application with all necessary paperwork and submits their application. The migrant can apply from overseas or while in Australia.

The migrant gets the outcome of their visa. They can be in or outside New Zealand when Home Affairs decides on their application.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Parent Resident Visa holders can include their partners in their visa applications. The partner must meet the character and health requirements of the Parent Resident Visa, and the couple must submit proof of their relationship.

Parents of New Zealand citizens and residents can apply for PR through the Parent Resident Visa. 

Parents can also apply for the Parent Retirement Visa, which allows eligible applicants to apply for permanent residence after four years.

Immigration New Zealand bases the amount adult children need to sponsor their parents for a Parent Resident Visa on the New Zealand median income. The amount increases for joint sponsors and or each additional parent.

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