New Zealand Parent Visa Applicant

Parent Visa applicants must meet a number of requirements to have their New Zealand residence application approved under the Parent Policy.

To be eligible, parents must:

  • Be the parent of an adult child 17 years or over who is a New Zealand citizen or resident (in some situations grandparents and legal guardians are also considered as parents);
  • Have the 'centre of gravity' of their family in New Zealand;
  • Be in good health;
  • Be of good character; and
  • Be sponsored by your New Zealand child who is eligible to sponsor you.
New Zealand Parent Visa Assessment


Parents must also be able to supply evidence of their relationship with the sponsor and any other children they may have, as well as where their children reside.

A sponsor's legal guardian will be considered a parent if:

  • Both the sponsor's parents died before the sponsor turned 20; and
  • The legal guardian had custody of the sponsor and the right to control the sponsor's upbringing before the sponsor attained the age of 20 years.

A sponsor's grandparent and their partner will be considered as parents under the Parent Policy if both the sponsor's parents are dead. Only one grandparent and their partner may be sponsored for a New Zealand Parent Visa under the Parent Policy.


View the current travel restrictions and entry requirements for the countries we provide visas for.

Read More

Migration Seminars 2020

Professional and comprehensive visa information events in Manchester, London & Edinburgh.

Read More

VETASSESS Trade Skills Applications

We host technical interviews for skills assessments in our London or Edinburgh offices.

Read More