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Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa

The Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa category allows the parent or grandparent of a New Zealand citizen or resident to apply for a three year multiple entry visitor visa. 

Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa

The Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa will have multiple entry conditions and generally be valid for 3 years from the date of issue. It will allow a stay of up to 6 months per visit to New Zealand, with an overall maximum stay of 18 months over the 3 year period the visa is valid for. 

This type of visa can only be applied for from outside of New Zealand and cannot be processed in New Zealand.

The partner of a parent or grandparent may be included in the application; however, a dependent child (or children) of the parent or grandparent cannot be included. They must apply in their own right under a different Visitor Visa category.

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