Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will start accepting applications for Parent Resident Visas again in February 2020 – there are new criteria for sponsors and applicants. The visa with the current rules was closed on October 7, 2019.
INZ will not accept EOIs (Expressions of Interest) until the visa reopens – the selection of EOIs will begin in May 2020.
The changes being made to the Parent Resident Visa include:
The income of the sponsor and their partner only will be considered for meeting the new financial requirements of the Parent Resident Visa:
If you have a current EOI with INZ and do not meet the new eligibility criteria, they will email you and invite you to either update your EOI or withdraw it. You will be eligible for a refund if you withdraw your EOI.
When INZ started EOI selection in May 2020, they will use the date the application was submitted, irrespective of whether it was under Tier-1 or Tier-2.
More information on the changes to the visa, including instructions on how to withdraw your EOI and receive a refund, is available on INZ’s website.
Professional Visa Solutions has taken note of the modifications and is ready to help you with the new changes in Parent Resident Visa applications.