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F8.20 Family requirements
- The principal applicant must:
- be the parent of an adult child who is in New Zealand and is a New Zealand or Australian citizen or the holder of a current residence permit that is not subject to requirements under s18A of the Immigration Act 1987; and either
- have no dependent children and all of their adult children are lawfully and permanently outside the country in which they, the parents, are lawfully and permanently or
- the centre of gravity of their family is in New Zealand.
F8.20.1 Evidence of relationship of parent(s) to children
- Evidence of a parent’s relationship to their children is original or certified copies of:
- birth certificates establishing the relationship of the children to the parent(s), or
- household registration documents, if these establish the relationship of the children to the parent(s), or
- evidence of adoption (see R3), which establishes the relationship of the children to the parents.
- Other evidence establishing the relationship of the children to the parents may also be provided.
F8.20.5 Evidence of immigration status of adult child
- Evidence that the principal applicant’s adult child is a New Zealand citizen may include but is not limited to original or certified copies of:
- a valid New Zealand passport
- a Certificate of New Zealand Citizenship
- a recent official statement of citizenship from the Department of Internal Affairs
- a New Zealand birth certificate.
- Evidence that the adult child is a New Zealand resident may include but is not limited to original or certified copies of:
- a current New Zealand residence permit or returning resident's visa in their passport or travel document
- a valid Australian passport.
F8.20.10 Evidence of being 'lawfully and permanently' in a country
- Evidence that a person is lawfully and permanently in a country may include but is not limited to original or certified copies of:
- a passport or passport pages showing identity and residence permit
- letters or other documents showing that permanent residence in another country has been granted
- a passport or passport pages showing identity and nationality
- naturalisation or citizenship certificates.
- If a person does not need a permit to live in their country of residence (eg, European Community nationals living in other European Community countries), principal applicants must provide original or certified copies of:
- registration cards or certificates from the local police or municipal authority, or
- confirmation of the person's residence status from an authoritative source such as a municipal, judicial, police or government authority.
- Evidence must also be provided of actual residence in the country. Evidence may include but is not limited to original or certified copies of:
- correspondence addressed to the person
- employment references
- rates demands
- income tax returns
- mortgage documents
- documents showing that household effects have been moved to that country.