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Can I add my newborn child to my existing visa application?

Children may be eligible to be included in a visa application submitted by their parent. If you have a current visa application which has not been decided by Immigration New Zealand, you may be able to request for your child to be added to the application.

Temporary Visa applications

Your child may be eligible to be included in your Visitor Visa application. Note that secondary applicants cannot be included in a Student Visa or Work Visa application, however your dependants may be able to apply for their own visa based on yours.

To request for your child to be added to your Visitor Visa application, please provide the following documents to the branch processing your application:

  • a completed Additional Dependants for a Visitor Visa (INZ 1205) form
  • a cover letter requesting for the child to be added
  • an acceptable travel document
  • child's full birth certificate
  • two passport-sized photographs (paper application only)
  • digital passport photo (online application only)
  • a completed medical certificate (if required)

Additional Dependants for a Visitor Visa (INZ 1205)

Acceptable photos for a visa or NZeTA

Who needs an x-ray or medical examination

You will need to send these documents to the same branch you initially sent your paper application to, or upload these to your online application.

You can locate the relevant postal or courier address for paper documents using our Office and Fees finder.

Office and Fees finder

Information on adding additional documents to your online application is available on our 'How to make an online visa application' page.

How to make an online visa application

If your child is not eligible to be included in your application, you may wish to assess their eligibility for their own visa.

Dependent Child Student Visa

Child of a Worker Visitor Visa

Child of a New Zealander Visitor Visa

Resident Visa applications

Your child may be eligible to be included in your Resident Visa application.

To request for your child to be added to your Resident Visa application, please provide the following documents to the branch processing your application:

  • a completed Expression of Interest Child Supplement (INZ 1103) form (Skilled Migrant and Residence from Work categories only)
  • a completed Additional Dependants for Residence in New Zealand (INZ 1001) form (other categories)
  • a cover letter requesting for the child to be added
  • an acceptable travel document
  • child's full birth certificate
  • two passport-sized photographs (paper application only)
  • digital passport photo (online application only)
  • a completed medical certificate

Expression of Interest Child Supplement (INZ 1103)

Additional Dependants for Residence in New Zealand (INZ 1001)

Acceptable photos for a visa or NZeTA

Who needs an x-ray or medical examination

You will need to send these documents to the same branch you initially sent your paper application to, or upload these to your online application.

You can locate the relevant postal or courier address for paper documents using our Office and Fees finder.

Office and Fees finder

Information on adding additional documents to your online application is available on our 'How to make an online visa application' page.

How to make an online visa application

Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa applications

Please note that if your partner is a New Zealand citizen or resident and your child was born in New Zealand, your child may be eligible for New Zealand citizenship.

If your partner is a New Zealand citizen and your child was born outside New Zealand, your child may be eligible for New Zealand citizenship by descent.

The Department of Internal Affairs determines eligibility for citizenship.

Check you meet the requirements for citizenship

Further support

For further information you can call our contact centre.

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