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Can I include my newborn child on my resident visa application before we travel to New Zealand?

Yes. Children born outside New Zealand to parents who hold residence class visas but have not yet travelled to New Zealand on those visas can be included in their parent's application.

To be added to the original residence application, the parent(s) must submit all the following documents to the office that processed their application:  

  • a cover letter requesting for the child to be added
  • child's full birth certificate
  • 2 passport-sized photographs
  • a completed General Medical Certificate (INZ1007)
  • an acceptable travel document

For further information you can call our contact centre for advice.

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