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Parent Category quarterly selection - 16 May 2016 Thursday, 16 May 2016

Every 3 months, we draw enough Parent Category expressions of interest to fill the number of available places under the New Zealand Residence Programme. The results of recent draws are detailed here.

The remaining selections of expressions of interest (EOIs) under the Parent Category from July 2015 to 30 June 2016 took place in August and November 2015, and February and May 2016.

The number of places available in each selection draw depends on the number of places available under the New Zealand Residence Programme.

From July 2014 to 30 June 2016 there were 8,180 places available for approvals under Parent Category for applications lodged after 16 May 2012, and there were 2,820 places available for approvals under the Parent Sibling and Adult Child category applications lodged on or before 16 May 2012.

Due to the capped nature and global demand for Parent Category Residence and the number of applications lodged prior to 16 May 2012, Immigration New Zealand will not be selecting all Tier One EOIs from each draw to June 2016. Current forecasts suggest we will be able to select between 600 and 750 Tier One EOIs each draw. Due to the number of applications on hand that were lodged prior to 16 May 2012 and the current high level demand for Tier One it is unlikely that any Tier Two EOIs will be selected between now and June 2016.

Those EOIs not selected in one draw will remain in the pool available for selection for further draws. Fees paid for admission to the pool are administration fees only and are not refundable should an EOI not be selected. We shall continue to monitor the situation.

16 May 2016 draw

A selection of EOIs under the Parent Category took place on 16 May 2016. The results are as follows:

  Number of EOIs Number of people
Tier One EOIs selected 606 1,112

All Tier-One EOIs received and accepted on or before 13 August 2015 were selected.

As a result, 606 EOIs representing 1,112 people were selected and will now undergo preliminary verification to determine if an Invitation to Apply for Residence will be issued.

A total of 2,973 EOIs accepted after 13 August 2015 remain and are available for selection in the next draw.

The next selection is scheduled to take place on 16 August 2016.

For more information see our factsheet.

16 May 2016 Family Parent NZRP fact sheet PDF 366KB

15 February 2016 draw

A selection of EOIs under the Parent Category took place on 15 February 2016. The results are as follows:

  Number of EOIs Number of people
Tier One EOIs selected 740 1,264

All Tier-One EOIs received and accepted on or before 30 June 2015 were selected.

As a result, 740 EOIs representing 1,264 people were selected and will now undergo preliminary verification to determine if an Invitation to Apply for Residence will be issued.

A total of 2,351 EOIs accepted after 30 June 2015 remain and are available for selection in the next draw.

For more information see our factsheet.

15 February 2016 Family Parent NZRP fact sheet PDF 354KB

16 November 2015 draw

A selection of EOIs under the Parent Category took place on 16 November 2015. The results are as follows:

  Number of EOIs Number of people
Tier One EOIs selected 736 1,201

All Tier-One EOIs received and accepted on or before 30 April 2015 were selected.

As a result, 736 EOIs representing 1,201 people were selected and will now undergo preliminary verification to determine if an Invitation to Apply for Residence will be issued.

A total of 2,051 EOIs accepted after 30 April 2015 remain and are available for selection in the next draw.

17 August 2015 draw

A selection of EOIs under the Parent Category took place on 17 August 2015. The results are as follows:

  Number of EOIs Number of people
Tier One EOIs selected 667 1,101

All Tier-One EOIs received and accepted on or before 18 February 2015 were selected.

As a result, 667 EOIs representing 1,101 people were selected and will now undergo preliminary verification to determine if an Invitation to Apply for Residence will be issued.

A total of 2,051 EOIs accepted after 18 February 2015 remain and are available for selection in the next draw.

16 May 2015 draw

A selection of EOIs under the Parent Category took place on 16 May 2015. The results are as follows:

  Number of EOIs Number of people
Tier One EOIs selected 658 1,096

The next selection is scheduled to take place in 17 August 2015

16 February 2015 draw

A selection of EOIs under the Parent Category took place on 16 February 2015. The results are as follows:

  Number of EOIs Number of people
Tier One EOIs selected 579 934

All Tier One EOIs Immigration New Zealand received and accepted on or before 16 October 2014 were selected, which amounted to 579 EOIs.

A further 1234 Tier One EOIs, received after 16 October 2014, were not selected and will be available for selection in future draws.

No places were available for existing applications or Tier Two EOIs in the November draw.