Sponsoring Parents to New Zealand

One can sponsor their parents’ immigration to NZ, however, the process itself is a bit complex. You would require expert advice for this.

New Zealand is the land of promises and happiness. There is something for everyone here. The climate is excellent; the work culture is unique, and so are the other things since you have been living here for a long time. It may be time to call your parents over. New Zealand is an excellent place for them too.

Why should one sponsor Parents for New Zealand?

Sponsoring parents in New Zealand is a great idea. They are the ones who brought you into this world. If you are doing well in New Zealand, their parenting has contributed to it somewhere down the line. Its time to make their old age days a lot more beautiful. New Zealand is blessed with natural beauty, and other elements are at play, making it a lovely place for your parents. The country's health care system is world-class, so you don’t have to worry about their medical needs. Add to it the scenic beauty and moderate climate, and A complete recipe for spending some golden moments with the family. They deserve the best, so they should get the best.

Sponsorship Criterion

For parents to be sponsored in New Zealand, certain legal criteria must be met. Mentioned below are the process elements that must be taken care of.

As a child planning to sponsor your parents, you must be a New Zealand citizen or resident and:

  • be 18 or over
  • have been a New Zealand citizen or resident for at least 3 years before you apply for residence
  • live in New Zealand
  • have spent 184 or more days in New Zealand in each of the 3 years before you apply for residence
  • agree to meet the living costs of your parents for the first 10 years of their residence, if they are unable to
  • agree to cover the costs of sending parents home, if necessary

The above-cited information is as made available in the public domain. What it means is that as a sponsoring child, you must be 18 or over and should hold a PR or Citizenship. It would help if you also had a strong financial standing in the country as you would be required to meet the living cost of your parents for the first 10 years. Please note that the information furnished above is for Parent Resident Visa. For other avenues of sponsoring your parents into the country, it is recommended that you get in touch with one of our advisers.

Another piece of vital information that one has to consider is

The following are included and considered as a Child For Sponsoring a Parent:

  • natural child of the parents to be sponsored
  • adopted child
  • A partner’s child, if you, as a parent, lived with them for most of their life and until they turned 18
  • Grandchild, if their parents died

The quote, as mentioned above, clarifies the definition of a child for sponsorship purposes. The cited information is as available in the current public domain.

Sponsoring Childs Immigration Status

Before a child can sponsor their parent, you must submit certain documents proving your immigration status. For this, the parents must furnish a copy of the child’s New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or proof of citizenship. In case they are a resident, documentary evidence of the same must be provided. A child holding an Australian passport can also sponsor his parents for New Zealand. You would be required to submit a copy of the Australian passport of the child in this case.

As a child, you must be 18 or over to be considered an adult. As a child sponsoring your parents as a New Zealand resident, the visa must be free from section 49 conditions.

Sponsoring Childs Proof of Residence and Relationship

In addition to the things required above, the parents must provide proof of the child's location and establish their relationship with him. Copies of bills, proof of employment, letters posted on the address, etc., act as documentary proof for the same. Many other elements can be provided as evidence of the same. 

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