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Update or withdraw your Parent Resident Visa expression of interest (EOI)

If you made an expression of interest (EOI) for the Parent Resident Visa you can update or withdraw it.

The Parent Resident Visa restarted on 12 October 2022 with different requirements for sponsors:

Other requirements for the Parent Resident Visa have not changed.

If your EOI is selected it will be assessed against the new requirements, and if we decline it you will not get a refund of your EOI fee.

To update your EOI

Complete the Parent Category Expression of Interest Update Form and email it to us. You can use the Parent Category Guide to help you update your EOI.

Parent Category Expression of Interest Update Form (INZ 1249) PDF 636KB

Parent Category Guide (INZ 1207) PDF 413KB

Including your partner's details in the form

If your partner’s details have changed, fill out section B of the form with their new details. If their details have not changed you do not need to fill this out.


If you are including your partner in your EOI, tick Yes in question A17 on the form. If you do not include them in your EOI, they will not be able to apply for residence based on your partnership later.

Withdrawing your EOI

If you want to withdraw your EOI you can contact us.

When you contact us, you need to tell us your client, EOI or passport number.

Contact us

Other visa options available to parents and grandparents

Parents of New Zealand citizens and residents can apply for residence under the Parent Retirement Resident Visa. Applicants need to be able to invest specific amounts of money in New Zealand.

Parent Retirement Resident Visa

Parents and grandparents can also apply for a Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa. This is a 3-year visa that comes with multiple-entry travel conditions.

Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa