People who have already expressed an interest in the queue will be able to renew their application for a Parent Category Visa from 14 November. A ballot for fresh expressions of interest will begin on 12 October, with the first selection taking place on August 2023. The number of these visas granted each year would rise from 1000 to 2500, with a lower income threshold of 1.5x the median wage for one sponsor and 2x the median wage for joint sponsors. This compares to the previous threshold of 2x the median wage for a single sponsor supporting one parent.
The Parent Category Visa is a visa that allows the parents of New Zealand citizens or residents to live in New Zealand. The visa is granted for an initial period of three years, and can be renewed for a further two years. There are no age limits for this visa, but applicants must meet health and character requirements.
To be eligible for the Parent Category Visa, applicants must:
There are a number of reasons why you might want to consider hiring a professional immigration consultant to help with your Parent Category Visa application. A consultant can provide expert advice on the visa process and requirements, and can also help to ensure that your application is completed correctly and lodged in a timely manner. They can also provide support and assistance during the visa decision-making process.
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