Information about Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa

Parents and grandparents can visit family in New Zealand, multiple times on the same visa. You must be visiting your New Zealand citizen or resident children or grandchildren. While you’re here, you can enjoy New Zealand’s scenery, adventure, culture, and friendly people.


Up to 6 months at a time, with a maximum total stay of 18 months in 3 years

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Visit your children or grandchildren in New Zealand.
  • Travel in and out of New Zealand multiple times.
  • Include your partner in your visa application.

Things to note

  • If you want to bring dependent children with you, they’ll need to apply for their own visas.
  • You can only apply for this visa while you’re outside of New Zealand.

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