New Zealand Parent Visa

New Zealand Parent Visa

NZ parent visa is for parents wishing to move to NZ and live permanently with their adult child who is a resident or citizen of NZ. Parent visa application is a two-step process with parents initially submitting their expression of interest to apply for parent visa and subsequently applying for the visa upon receiving invitation to apply from INZ. Parent visa is subjected to an annual quota of 1000 people and EOI selections will be based on the date of submission of EOI in the pool.


To qualify for residence visa under New Zealand parent visa category, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. not have any dependent children;
  2. be sponsored by adult child who is a resident or citizen of New Zealand;
  3. sponsor meets sponsorship requirements including minimum income requirements;
  4. meet English language requirements or pre-purchase English language tuition;
  5. meet Health and Character requirements.

NOTE: Parent visa category which was closed on 12 October 2016 re-opened on 24 February 2020 with the first EOI draw to take place in May 2020. However, due to the situation under COVID, INZ has suspended selections of Expression of Interest (EOI) until further notice.


Call or email us if you wish to live with your adult child who is a New Zealand resident or citizen."

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