Can I apply as a parent or grandparent for a visa?

If you're a parent or grandparent of New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, there's an option for you.

Apply for a parent and grandparent visitor visa, when you are outside New Zealand

As a parent or grandparent of New Zealand citizens and permanent residents you can apply to visit for up to 18 months spread over 3 years.

You must be outside New Zealand when you apply.

A partner of a parent or grandparent can be included in the application, but dependent children must apply separately.

Parent and grandparent visitor visa