I want to join my adult children and live in New Zealand

From February 2020, you can apply for the Parent Resident Visa.

What you will need

To apply for the Parent Resident Visa:

  • you must have an adult child in New Zealand who can sponsor you and they must be able to meet the income levels we set
  • your sponsor cannot be a beneficiary
  • you cannot have dependent children.

Currently the Parent Resident Visa is closed, but you can apply when it reopens in February 2020.

Parent Resident Visa

Changes to the Parent Resident Visa — applications reopen in 2020