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New Zealand Family Quota Visa

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The New Zealand Government sets the number of places available under the Family Quota Category each year.

The Family Quota category is run by ballot and aims to reunify families by granting residence to a quota of family members of New Zealand citizens and residents who are not eligible for residence under any other visa category.

You may only apply for a visa under this category if your New Zealand sponsor's registration was drawn from the ballot.

You (and your partner and children) are eligible for the Family Quota category if:

Your sponsor must:

The requirements for this visa also states your family sponsor must make a legal declaration they will provide you with financial support and accommodation (if necessary) for at least the first 2 years of your residence in New Zealand.