Residence Visa for Parents

Parent-category Residence Visa permits parents to live and work in New Zealand for an indefinite period allowing them to enjoy many benefits such as access to subsidized healthcare, education, and a high quality of life. 

The application is assessed based on your character, health, English language requirement, and your sponsor’s financial ability to support you.

Your sponsor can also join their income with their partner’s or a sibling’s income to meet the threshold required to sponsor one or both parents.

An eligible sponsor must

  • be 18 years of age or over
  • be your adult child; or
  • be your adult child and their partner; or
  • be your adult child and either another adult child; or
  • be your partner’s adult child
  • be a New Zealand resident or citizen for at least 3 years before applying 
  • be deemed to have spent at least 184 days in each of the last 3 years before applying for residence 
  • agree to meet your living costs for the first 10 years of your residence, if you are unable to
  • agree to cover the costs of sending you home, if necessary

The amount a sponsor needs to earn to sponsor one parent is:

  • 1.5 times the New Zealand median wage for a single sponsor
  • 2 times the New Zealand median wage for joint sponsors

The sponsor must have earned at least the required minimum income for 2 years in the 3 years before your expression of interest was selected.

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01 09

Great service, friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient! I highly recommended Sharma Law.

Anuradha Walallavita, Laboratory Technician, Sri Lanka
02 09

I came to Sharma Law with a difficult application. Rahul and his team helped us so much. I and my family can’t thank Rahul and his team enough for all the help and exceptional service.

Anna Liza Gerber, South Africa
03 09

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Michele & Andres Torres, IT Professional, USA
04 09

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Mayadur Rifat, Solicitor, Bangladesh
05 09

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Vincent Siow, Malaysia
06 09

Had a wonderful experience working with Sharma Law for my Partnership Visa. My application was complex but Rahul and Alex did a great job in addressing the previous issues and delivered a positive result. I highly recommend Sharma Law.

Shehan Gamage, Canada
07 09

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Hetal Lachhani, Kenya
08 09

Had the best Immigration Journey! Thanks to Rahul Sir and Daman Sir who helped me in the process of applying for an Essential Skills Visa and my Resident Visa. Since the start, they were so organized and had a perfect plan for how to approach and work on the application. Always had easy and timely communication. Totally recommend their service. Finally can call NZ, my home!

Jasmeet Kaur, IT Professional, Waikato
09 09

Since 2017 we have been with Sharma Law having positive experiences every single time till we got our residence approved. Best consultation, handling the case, and giving lots of easy solutions. I highly recommend Sharma Law to everyone. Thank you Sharma Law it was an awesome experience with you.

Mr. Chapagain, Nepal




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