Information about Intercountry Adoption Resident Visa

If you are a New Zealand citizen or resident you can apply for this visa to bring a child you have legally adopted to live with you in New Zealand indefinitely.



24 and under

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Bring your adopted child to New Zealand to live with you.
  • If your child is old enough, they can go to school or get a job.

Things to note

  • The adoption process must be legally complete before you can apply for this visa.
  • If the adoption process is ongoing, you may be able to apply for a Visitor Visa to bring the child to New Zealand while the  adoption process is being finalised.
  • If you're a New Zealand citizen and the adoption process is legally complete, you may be able to apply for citizenship for your child.

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