New Zealand Visitor Visas are for tourism, visiting friends and family, business visits, and for relatives of eligible work and student visa holders.
The Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa lets eligible applicants visit their children and grandchildren in New Zealand. Visa holders can visit for up to six months at a time, with a maximum total stay of 18 months in three years.
Let’s take a closer look at New Zealand’s visitor visas:
Each visitor visa has a unique set of criteria. These are the main requirements:
To apply for a visitor visa, applicants will start by gathering the required documents.
These documents could be, for example, sponsorship forms completed by the New Zealand relative or visa holder, sponsorship forms from the applicant’s employer, police checks, and health exams.
Once the applicant has gathered all the required documents, they can submit their visa application.
The applicant can compile and submit their application on their own or with the help of a licensed immigration advisor.
The Visitor Visa allows you to visit New Zealand for up to nine months in an 18-month period, while the Business Visitor Visa allows stays of up to three months.
The validity periods of the rest of the visitor visas are as follows:
Eligible family members can sponsor visitor visas for overseas relatives. In the case of a Business Visitor Visa, the employer is the sponsor.
Generally speaking, it’s a child that’s 17 or younger or 18 or 19 with no children of their own and financially reliant on their parents.
While Visitor Visa holders can look for work or attend a job interview when they’re in New Zealand, they cannot change their visa to a work visa in New Zealand. The Visitor Visa holder must return to their home country to apply for a work visa.
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