Information about Adoption Visitor Visa

Children can come to New Zealand to be adopted by New Zealand citizens or residents. The adoption must have the support of the Ministry of Social Development's Child, Youth and Family Services.


Up to 6 months

All conditions

You can

  • Bring children to New Zealand for adoption.

Things to note

  • We may waive the funds, onward travel and health requirements for adopted children.

Check that you meet the detailed criteria.

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Visitor visa