INZ also acknowledges the importance of family in an individual’s life. There are several categories of visas where the applicant can bring their families and stay in New Zealand. These visas include,
Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa
If your partner is a New Zealand citizen or resident, you can apply to live in New Zealand permanently. If you’re granted residence, you can live, work and study in New Zealand indefinitely.
Dependent Child Resident Visa
If you’re a New Zealand citizen or resident living in New Zealand you can bring your dependent children to New Zealand to live with you. If your children are granted residence, they can live and study in New Zealand, and if they’re old enough, work too.
Partner of a New Zealander Work Visa
This visa will allow you to join your partner in New Zealand. You’ll be able to get a job, and in your free time, enjoy New Zealand’s scenery, adventure, culture and friendly people.
◉ You can only have this visa for 2 years, but before it expires you can apply for residence based on your partnership.
◉ You cannot include dependent children in your visa application, but they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you.
Partner of a Worker Visitor Visa
You can join your partner while they’re in New Zealand on a work visa. While you’re visiting, you can enjoy New Zealand’s scenery, culture, and friendly people.
Child of a Worker Visitor Visa
If you have a work visa, your dependent children who are 19 and under can join you in New Zealand. While they’re visiting here, they can enjoy New Zealand’s scenery, culture, and friendly people.
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.
Parent Retirement Resident Visa
If you have an adult child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident, you can apply to live in New Zealand permanently. You’ll need an annual income of NZ $60,000 plus NZ $1 million to invest for 4 years, and another NZ $500,000 to live on. Once you’ve completed the 4-year investment period, you’ll be eligible for permanent residence.
Guardian of a Student Visitor Visa
Parents and legal guardians can visit New Zealand to live with and care for their children who are in New Zealand on a student visa.
Culturally Arranged Marriage Visitor Visa
You can visit New Zealand to marry a New Zealand citizen or resident in a culturally arranged marriage, or live with them if you got married overseas. Once you live with your partner you can apply for a 12-month work visa.
◉ The marriage must be arranged by someone other than you or your partner (like a family member or a matchmaker) and follow an identified cultural tradition.
◉ If you come to get married in New Zealand your wedding must be within 3 months of arriving.
◉ If you get married outside New Zealand you must apply for your visa within 3 months of your wedding.
Dependent Child Student Visa
Dependent children of certain kinds of work and student visa holders can apply for a student visa to allow them to go school while their parents work or study in New Zealand. The children can be treated as domestic students, which means they don’t have to pay tuition fees to go to a primary or secondary school.
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.