Information about Child of a New Zealander Visitor Visa

If you’re a New Zealand citizen or resident your dependent children who are not New Zealand citizens or residents can join you in New Zealand. While they’re visiting here, they can enjoy our scenery, culture, and friendly people.


Up to 9 months

19 and under

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Have your children join you in New Zealand.
  • Send your children to school in New Zealand for up to 3 months.
  • Allow your children to explore New Zealand as visitors.

Things to note

  • If you want your children to go to school for more than 3 months, they’ll need a student visa.

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Child visa