Visas for Parents and Grandparents

Do you want to invite or permanently move your Parents and Grandparents to New Zealand?
Of course, you would like to invite or permanently move your Parents and Grandparents to New Zealand so they can also enjoy the family-friendly, safe and clean place you are lucky to be living in.
Immigration New Zealand makes it easy for you to bring your Parents and Grandparents to New Zealand for a visit or permanently. As a New Zealand resident or citizen, you may apply for a 3-year multiple entry visitor visa for them under the Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa category.
Your parents can also apply for Parent Retirement Resident Visa or Parent Resident Visa to join you to live permanently in New Zealand.

What is the Length of a Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa?

A visitor visa granted under the Parents and Grandparents visa category allows the visitors to stay in New Zealand for a maximum of 6 months during one visit. The maximum permitted stay in a 3-year period is 18 months.
Holder of an approved Parent and Grandparent Visitor visa can:
  • Visit their children and grandchildren living in New Zealand
  • Enter and exit New Zealand any number of times
  • Include their partner as part of their visa application
  • Enjoy the culture, adventure, scenery and meet the friendly people of New Zealand
They can only apply for this category of visa while they are outside New Zealand.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa?

The following conditions are imposed for a Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa:
  • The visa will have to be sponsored by the child, grandchild, or their parent living in New Zealand – there are conditions that the sponsors need to meet in terms of how long they have stayed in the country, their financial situation, their criminal history, immigration status, etc
  • You cannot work in New Zealand on this visa
You will need to submit evidence of your relationship to the sponsor, declare that you and your sponsor will take care of any medical expenses during your stay, satisfy health/character requirements set forth by Immigration New Zealand and show genuine intentions to meet your visa terms.

This is not a complete list of conditions to be satisfied for your Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa application. You must work with an immigration expert to make sure you have a foolproof visa application to avoid rejection by Immigration New Zealand. Book a consultation with NZ Immigration Help experts to discuss your case. We have been helping our clients with successful Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa applications for many years.

How Can You Get a Parent Resident Visa and Move to New Zealand Permanently?

You can join your citizen or resident child permanently in New Zealand by submitting an EOI (Expression of Interest) explaining how you will be able to meet the requirements of the visa.
Your application will have to be supported by sponsorship from your child.
If Immigration New Zealand determines that you are eligible under the Parent Resident Visa system, they will invite you to apply for a Parent Resident Visa. Immigration New Zealand selects only a handful of EOIs to keep the number of Parent Resident Visa applications manageable.
With a Parent Resident Visa, you can:
  • Study, work and live in New Zealand indefinitely
  • Include your partner as part of your residence visa application
Legal guardians and grandparents are also allowed to apply for resident visas under the Parent Resident Visa category. Note that you will not qualify for this visa if you have any dependent children.
The rules for Parent Resident Visa category are undergoing a lot of changes. The financial requirements placed on applicants and sponsors and the limit on the number of EOIs for each year are part of these changes.

All this confusion makes it critical that you get your Parent Resident Visa application prepared by immigration experts like us. Our Auckland based team of licensed immigration professionals knows the ins and outs of Parent Resident Visa application process. Book a  consultation now to get expert advice on your visa application.

Is Parent Retirement Resident Visa a Better Option for You?

If your adult child is a citizen or resident of New Zealand, and you make more than NZ$ 60,000 per year, you can apply for a Parent Retirement Resident Visa. You will need to make an acceptable NZ$ 1 million investment for 4 years and secure another NZ$ 500,000 for your living expenses to qualify.
Once you have kept your funds invested for 4 years on the Parent Retirement Resident Visa, you can apply for Permanent Residence in New Zealand.
With a Parent Retirement Resident visa, you can:
  • Study, work and live indefinitely in New Zealand
  • Include your partner as part of your residence visa application
You will have 12 months to transfer the investment money to New Zealand once your Parent Retirement Resident Visa application is approved.
You will have to apply for some variation of conditions to travel after your initial 2 years of stay on this visa. You will also be required to furnish proof of your investments to qualify for the last 2 years of travel and move your permanent residency application at the end of your investment period.

Parent Retirement Resident Visa may be the best option for you if you can satisfy the requirements of this visa. Work with our expert immigration advisers to prevent hassles in your Parent Retirement Resident Visa process. We have helped many parents retire to New Zealand under this visa category. Book a consultation to explore your best option.

What is the Processing Time for New Zealand Parents and Grandparents visas?

Immigration New Zealand takes anywhere between 4 to 18 months to process visas for Parents and Grandparents – the processing time depends on what category you apply under, your health/character issues, the amount of documentation needed to establish your relationship with the New Zealand resident or citizen and their financial, criminal and immigration situation.

Avoid delays in getting your Parent or Grandparent visa by working with our expert immigration team. We know how to get your visa approval on time. Book a consultation and let us expedite your visa approval.

How Much Does it Cost to Get a New Zealand Parents or Grandparents Visa?

Besides the fees charged by Immigration New Zealand, there are additional costs related to getting your police clearances, medical examinations, evidence of your relationship to the sponsor and proving your financial commitments for the visa application.
NZ Immigration Help is fully determined to help our clients get visas for parents and grandparents at the least cost.

We study your case carefully to provide you with the most cost-effective solution. Book a consultation today and let our team of immigration experts help you get your New Zealand Visas for Parents and Grandparents at the lowest fee.

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