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Move to New Zealand: Parent Policy

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The Parent Policy is for people who want to move to New Zealand to live their permanently and have an adult child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident.

Parents of New Zealand citizens or residents may be granted residence if:

Your child must be able to meet all of the sponsoring requirements to qualify as a parent sponsor.

Under this policy, sponsoring children include:

A sponsor's legal guardian and their partner, as well as a grandparent and their partner, may move to New Zealand under the Parent Policy if they meet the basic requirements.