If your adult child is a New Zealand Citizen or Resident and living in New Zealand, they may be able to sponsor you.
To qualify as a sponsor, your child will need to meet the minimum income threshold and be prepared to look after you financially for the first ten years post-approval.
The government allows a limited number of parents each year to join their adult children who are already settled in New Zealand.
Only 2,500 parents are approved each year. The process of applying is complex, and delays are normal. This category has a long queue, and it may take several years to get to the front. There is a "lottery" for 500 (included in the 2,500 annual quota) parents each year to try their luck to jump the queue but ongoing demand for these very limited spaces is expected to be high. Take advice to avoid disappointment.
The Malcolm Pacific Immigration team of advisers and experts take away the stress and worry of navigating the complex world of New Zealand Parent Resident visas and immigration.
This is a fast-track category for parents to join adult children who are living in New Zealand. Parents need to commit to making investments in New Zealand over a 4 year period and provide evidence of assets and income.
Requirements for Parent and Parent Retirement visas are different. Parent is limited by an annual quota of approvals, whereas Parent Retirement is unlimited. These regulatory processes can be frustrating to follow, and the bureaucracy can be overwhelming.
If you need assistance in navigating these complicated conditions, don't hesitate to contact us. The Parent categories in New Zealand can seem overly complicated, but you can rely on the experts at Malcolm Pacific Immigration to help guide you through this maze.
Sometimes, families expect that rules can be bent to accommodate respected parents, but immigration procedures always apply.
Applicants from some regions face additional delays because of special "security checks".
Even elderly parents are expected to meet very high health standards. Malcolm Pacific Immigration can argue exceptions on a case-by-case basis, but once again, this can cause delays.
Families should not delay planning for a reunion with their parents. Contact Malcolm Pacific Immigration and identify the issues early on, so we can help your family to have a happy outcome.
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