Visas for Parents and Grandparents
If you are a citizen or resident of New Zealand and wish your parents and/or grandparents to join you in New Zealand, there are some great visa options available that can be used for the same.
Depending upon the visa option that one avails, there are different privileges that your parents/grandparents can enjoy during their stay in the New Zealand. Most of it is to do with the duration of the stay that they can enjoy.
New Zealand offers a great environment and a world-class healthcare system. So, while your parents or grandparents are here, there is absolutely nothing to worry about.
Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa
If your children or grandchildren are residents or citizens of New Zealand, you may come over and live with them using this visa option. It’s a multiple entry visa with a total duration of 3 years. You cannot stay for more than 6 months at a single stretch in the country and can live for a total of 18 months during the entire validity of the visa.
Parent Retirement Resident Visa
If you have a child who is a citizen or resident of New Zealand, then, with some investment, you can also become a resident of New Zealand. You would need to provide an evidence of an annual income of NZ$600,000 along with an investment of NZ$ 1 million for 4 years. Additionally, you would also require NZ$500,000 to live on.
Guardian of a Student Visitor Visa
If your student child needs care, this visa allows you to accompany them while they study here. The duration of this visa will be same as the student visa of your child.
Parent Resident Visa
You can use this visa option to join your adult citizen or resident child. It’s a quota-based visa and there are limited visas on offer. You will have to submit an expression of interest and meet other requirements.