New Zealand Family Visa
Family Residence in New Zealand

New Zealand likes to keep families together. Partners, parents and dependent children are able to apply for permanent residency if they have a family member who is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. The family member who is already a New Zealand citizen or resident can sponsor you to come to New Zealand. Definitions of family members include:

Partner : Husband, wife, de-facto or civil union partner of a New Zealand citizen or resident.
Dependent Child : Dependent child with a parent who is a New Zealand citizen or resident.
Parent : Parent of a child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident.

Parent Retirement Category: Parents with a child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident and you are able to invest NZ$1 million in New Zealand for four years.

Family Stream

New Zealand likes to keep families together. Partners, parents and dependent children are able to apply for permanent residency if they have a family member who is a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. The family member who is already a New Zealand citizen or resident can sponsor you to come to New Zealand. Definitions of family members include:

Your partner must be eligible to sponsor you, meaning that they must be able to prove their immigration standards and meet certain character requirements.



The Visa may be granted if an immigration officer is satisfied that

It might seem easy to handle the application process yourself, but we have seen many instances where a small error ended up being a costly mistake for our clients. Visas could be declined due to one essential document being left out or a line completed incorrectly. Ask yourself if you are willing to risk going to an unlicensed Adviser that will sell you false promises at a cheap price and possibly ruin your chances of ever applying for another visa again. Many of these unlicensed Advisers do not know the rules and regulations. This can result in your pathway to immigration overseas being lost.

The couple complies with the minimum requirements for recognition of partnerships
The couple is living together in a genuine and stable relationship
The partner supports the application
The partner meets the character requirements for partners supporting 'partnership-based temporary entry class visa applications'.
The partner meets New Zealand Immigration health and character requirements.

Parents with a child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident and you are able to invest NZ$1 million in New Zealand for four years.

Visa for Partners of Students

Partners of students can work while their partner studies by obtaining an open work visa. The student partner needs to be undertaking full time postgraduate study or working towards a qualification on the Long Term Skill Shortage List. Visit visas are available for partners of student visas who does not meet the above requirements.

 

Family Temporary Entry in New Zealand

This category is for people who intend to stay temporarily with a family member who is a New Zealand citizen or resident. Family Temporary Entry can be used for people visiting, working in, or studying in New Zealand.



Help with a New Zealand Family Visit or Residence Visa

Please contact our licensed immigration adviser for further guidance on which category to apply or for any other opportunities that can be considered for ways to apply to come to New Zealand for any reason.

Please note that all information is subject to change from Immigration New Zealand without prior notice.

Contact us for Visa help.