The Immigration Minister Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway today announced the reopening of the Parent Visa Category which has been closed since 2016. Applications will open in February 2020 but visas are limited and there will only be 1000 spaces per year.
Whilst this has come as great news for many migrants wishing to bring parents over to join them in New Zealand, the new rules have been harder to swallow for some. The main change that has come about with the reopening of this category is surrounding the financial requirements, which will now be based on the income of the sponsor or combined income with their partner over two of the previous 3 years prior to submitting an application.
The changes will remove any financial requirements for the parents which had previously been required.
If you are interested in exploring this visa category and the other criteria to be eligible to bring your parent or parents to New Zealand please get in contact to arrange an eligibility consultation at firstname.lastname@example.org