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Refugee Family Support Category- Special New Zealand Residence Category!

The Refugee Family Support Categories is one of New Zealand’s Special Residence categories, other being residence category for victims of domestic violence that facilitates refugees or protected people in the kiwi country to sponsor their family members under this category, who otherwise are not able to obtain residence in NZ, under any other category of residence instructions. The basic objective of the Refugee Family Support Category is to support successful resettlement of refugees with their families in the country.

Under this residence category, New Zealand allows a total of 300 sponsored people. Below are the requirements for an eligible sponsor to support family members for Kiwi residence under the Refugee Family support Category:

  • An eligible sponsor is a New Zealand resident or citizen; AND
  • The person must have been granted a NZ residence class visa on the basis of his/her status as a protected person or refugee; ANF
  • The person must not have sponsored a principal applicant previously under the Refugee Family support Category; AND
  • The person must be in the Kiwi country at the time of sponsoring a family member; AND
  • To be eligible to sponsor, the person must be at least 18-year-old; AND
  • Sponsors must be able to fulfill the sponsorship undertakings, outlined in the sponsorship form.

If you are interested in applying for a residence permit to New Zealand, mail following information ASAP at ajay@abhinav.com for a free of charge assessment by Ajay Sharma, principal consultant, ABHINAV.

  • Your updated resume if skilled professional, or if businessmen, then brief on business profile along with information on your current personal net worth.
  • If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Information on any blood relatives residing in New Zealand. This is not a compulsory requirement to qualify for immigration to New Zealand, but serves as additional positive assessment and suitability factor.

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Eligible Applicants for Refugee Family Support Category!

The Refugee Family Support Category under New Zealand’s residence instructions is designed to let the country meet its obligations at global and humanitarian level. Through this very residence category New Zealand allows refugees or protected individuals within its boundaries to sponsor their family members for residence.

So, who are those people (family members) that qualify for sponsorship under the Refugee Family Support Category? Let us find out:

  • Family member of a refugee (who is a resident /citizen) in New Zealand, including a principal applicant, his/her partner and dependent children are allowed residence in the Kiwi country under the Refugee Family Support Category; AND
  • To be able to get sponsored, the above members’ sponsor’s registration must be nominated from the tier one queue of the Refugee Family Support Category; OR
  • The sponsor’s registration must be selected from the tier 2 ballot of the Refugee Family Support; AND
  • These family members are eligible to be sponsored only if they are unable to obtain a NZ residence class visa under any category of residence instructions; AND
  • They must meet all requirements, in respect of character and health under residence instructions; AND

If you are interested in applying for a residence permit to New Zealand, mail following information ASAP at ajay@abhinav.com for a free immigration assessment by Ajay Sharma, principal consultant, ABHINAV.

  • Your updated resume if skilled professional, or if businessmen, then brief on business profile along with information on your current personal net worth.
  • If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Information on any blood relatives residing in New Zealand. This is not a compulsory requirement to qualify for immigration to New Zealand, but serves as additional positive assessment and suitability factor.

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Holders of Visas Under Granted under Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports) Work Instructions- Residence for Work Category!

Foreign nationals holding work visas under New Zealand’s Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports) work instructions may be eligible to be granted with a NZ resident visa, if they satisfy the following:

  • If the foreign nationals have possessed a work visa under the Talent (Arts, Culture and Sports) work instructions for a period of at least 2 years; AND
  • During the time when their work visa is valid, they have been actively engaged in their declared field of art, culture or sport throughout a period of 2 years in the Kiwi country; AND
  • They are still notable in that declared field of art, culture or sport; AND
  • Their further presence in the Kiwi country will do good for that field of art, culture or sport; AND
  • They are supported by a reputable Kiwi organization in their declared field; AND
  • They are backed by an acceptable sponsor; AND
  • They meet all health and character requirements

A residence class visa applicant must be in the kiwi country at the time he/she file the application.

If you are interested in applying for a residence permit to New Zealand, mail following information ASAP at ajay@abhinav.com for a free of charge assessment by Ajay Sharma, principal consultant, ABHINAV.

  • Your updated resume if skilled professional, or if businessmen, then brief on business profile along with information on your current personal net worth.
  • If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Information on any blood relatives residing in New Zealand. This is not a compulsory requirement to qualify for immigration to New Zealand, but serves as additional positive assessment and suitability factor.

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Objective of Skilled Migrant Category- Residence Class Visa!

The objective of the Skilled Migrant Category under the residence instructions of Immigration New Zealand are as follows:

The Skilled Migrant Category facilitates foreign individuals to obtain a residence class visa, who meet the following:

  • Individuals who have skills to meet the identified labor/skill needs in New Zealand; AND
  • Individuals who can use their skills in New Zealand and can contribute to the country’s local labor needs and opportunities; AND
  • Individual who can demonstrate their potential to make contribution to the economy and society of New Zealand; AND
  • Individuals who can demonstrate their ability to settle successfully in the Kiwi country.

You can be also lucky one to have obtained a New Zealand residence class visa, provided you meet the aforementioned criteria and you get the right guidance throughout the process.

If you are interested in applying for a residence permit to New Zealand, mail following information ASAP at ajay@abhinav.com for a free of charge assessment by Ajay Sharma, principal consultant, ABHINAV.

  • Your updated resume if skilled professional, or if businessmen, then brief on business profile along with information on your current personal net worth.
  • If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Information on any blood relatives residing in New Zealand. This is not a compulsory requirement to qualify for immigration to New Zealand, but serves as additional positive assessment and suitability factor.

For More Information, Visit : http://www.abhinav.com

Relationship of Parents to Children- Parent Retirement Category

Below are the evidence requirements needed to support the relationship of parents (principal applicant) to their children who are New Zealand citizens or residents under the Parent Retirement Category to obtain a NZ residence class visa:

  • Original copies of birth certificates; OR
  • Original copies of household registration documents, in case they establish the relationship of the children to their parent(s); OR
  • Original copy of adoption evidence, which verifies the relationship of the children to the parents.
  • Original copies of any other documents that can establish the relationship of the children to their parents.

Evidence of immigration status of adult child in New Zealand
Below are the evidence requirements that can support the fact that the principal applicant’s adult child is in the Kiwi country as a Kiwi citizen:

  • Original copy of a valid New Zealand passport
  • Original copy of the Certificate of New Zealand Citizenship
  • Original copy of recent official citizenship statement issued by NZ Department of Internal Affairs
  • Original copy of a New Zealand birth certificate
  • Original copy of a foreign passport that endorses the adult child’s New Zealand citizenship.

If you are interested in applying for a residence permit to New Zealand, mail following information ASAP at ajay@abhinav.com for a free of charge assessment by Ajay Sharma, principal consultant, ABHINAV.

  • Your updated resume if skilled professional, or if businessmen, then brief on business profile along with information on your current personal net worth.
  • If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Information on any blood relatives residing in New Zealand. This is not a compulsory requirement to qualify for immigration to New Zealand, but serves as additional positive assessment and suitability factor.

For More Information, Visit : http://www.abhinav.com/

Grant of a Residence Class Visa under Parent Retirement Category!

A New Zealand residence class visa is granted to a principal applicant under the Parent Retirement Category, only if the person meets the following:

  • The principal applicant must have met the transfer requirements of the nominated funds/assets; AND
  • The principal must have placed the funds into an acceptable investment; AND
  • The principal applicant must have paid the applicable migrant levy.

A residence class granted to the principal applicant (or secondary applicant) is subject to the conditions imposed under section 49(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 in accordance with the following:

  • The principal applicant retains an acceptable investment in the Kiwi country for at least 4 years under the Parent Retirement Category; AND
  • The principal applicant must update the nearest INZ branch about the changes of NZ address(es) during the investment period; AND
  • The principal applicant must submit evidence that they are retaining an acceptable investment in the Kiwi country at the two-year anniversary of the investment period; AND
  • The principal applicant must provide the INZ with evidence that he/she has met the investment requirement within 3 months after the expiry date of the investment period.

If you are interested in applying for a residence permit to New Zealand, mail following information ASAP at ajay@abhinav.com for a free of charge assessment by Ajay Sharma, principal consultant, ABHINAV.

  • Your updated resume if skilled professional, or if businessmen, then brief on business profile along with information on your current personal net worth.
  • If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Information on any blood relatives residing in New Zealand. This is not a compulsory requirement to qualify for immigration to New Zealand, but serves as additional positive assessment and suitability factor.

For More Information, Visit : http://www.abhinav.com/

Evidence of Sponsorship-Sibling and Adult Child Category!

When a New Zealand resident or citizen wishes to sponsor his/her siblings or adult children for a residence class visa under the Sibling and Adult Child Category, the INZ requires both the parties- applicant(s) and sponsor to produce the evidence to support an applicant’s relationship to the sponsor and the sponsor’s eligibility to support an application under the category. Let us discuss about the evidence that both the parties require to produce:

Evidence on the part of principal applicants

  • In order to support siblings’ or adult children’s (principal applicants) relationship to their sponsor, the former should provide the original or certified copies of their birth certificates that indicate their relationship with the sponsor; OR
  • The original or certified copies of household registration documents, given they establish the applicants’ relationship with the sponsor; OR
  • The original or certified copies of adoption certificate that establishes the relationship between the principal applicants and the sponsor.

Evidence to support relationship between principal applicants and sponsors may not be limited to the above only. One may be asked by the Immigration New Zealand to produce beyond these documents.

Sponsorship Evidence

  • Sponsorship evidence is the sponsorship form for residence in New Zealand, which vouches for the fact that the sponsor is an acceptable sponsor;
  • The form must also contain the sponsorship undertakings that are required to be meet by the sponsor.

While New Zealand keeps the provision open for siblings and adult children of NZ residents to obtain residence class visas, the process can be somewhat complex for some interested immigrants. If you are interested in applying for a residence permit to New Zealand, mail following information ASAP at ajay@abhinav.com for a free of charge assessment by Ajay Sharma, principal consultant, ABHINAV.

  • Your updated resume if skilled professional, or if businessmen, then brief on business profile along with information on your current personal net worth.
  • If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Information on any blood relatives residing in New Zealand. This is not a compulsory requirement to qualify for immigration to New Zealand, but serves as additional positive assessment and suitability factor.

For More Information, Visit : http://www.abhinav.com/

New Zealand Partners and Partnership for the Purposes of Partnership Category!

Under the Partnership Category of the Family Categories, a New Zealand citizen or resident can support the application for his/her partner. However, in order to be able to do that the partnership that exists between the two must be genuine and stable. Besides, there are other requirements that both the partners need to fulfill before the non- New Zealand partner is granted a residence class visa. Let us have a look at some of the definitions, concerning the partnership accepted by INZ:

Genuine & Stable Partnership: A genuine partnership refers to a union where both the partners have entered into the union and intended to maintain the partnership on a long-term basis. And a stable partnership refers to the one which is likely to endure.

New Zealand Partner: In order to support a partner application for residence class visa under the Partnership Category, a New Zealand partner has to be a citizen or a resident of the Kiwi country.

Who is a Kiwi resident for the purposes of supporting a partnership application?

  • NZ resident is an individual who holds or is deemed to possess a current NZ residence class visa; OR
  • NZ resident is an individual who possesses a valid Oz passport.

An individual is also defined as a New Zealand resident for the same purpose of supporting an application under this family category, given;

  • He/she holds a valid Australian passport who does not possess a current NZ residence class visa; OR
  • He/she holds a current residence class visa which has been issued, taking the fact that the individual possesses a current Oz PR visa or an Oz resident return visa into consideration.

In either case, the immigration officer must be convinced with the fact that the Kiwi country is the primary residence country of the sponsor at the time the petition under Partnership Category is filed, as well as at the time of assessing the petition.

If you are interested in applying for a residence permit to New Zealand, mail following information ASAP at ajay@abhinav.com for a free of charge assessment by Ajay Sharma, principal consultant, Abhinav.

  • Your updated resume if skilled professional, or if businessmen, then brief on business profile along with information on your current personal net worth.
  • If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Information on any blood relatives residing in New Zealand. This is not a compulsory requirement to qualify for immigration to New Zealand, but serves as additional positive assessment and suitability factor.

For More Information, Visit : http://www.abhinav.com/

Evidence of Offer of Employment- Sibling and Adult Child Category!

Principal applicants filing NZ residence applications under the Sibling and Adult Child Category must have an offer of employment from a Kiwi employer. Below is the list of evidence an applicant has to produce in order to support that an employment offer has been made to him/her.

  • The principal applicant must provide the original or certified copy of a written offer of employment; AND
  • He/she must provide the original or certified copy of the detailed job description; AND
  • The original or certified copy of the letter from the employer which says whether or not an occupational registration is needed for the applicant to take up the Kiwi employment; AND
  • The original or certified copy of an employment agreement between the employer and the principal applicant, which states- (a) the terms of employment; (b) the hours of work; and (c) the period during which the employment begins.

While New Zealand keeps the provision open for siblings and adult children of NZ residents to obtain residence class visas, the process can be somewhat complex for some interested immigrants. If you are interested in applying for a residence permit to New Zealand, mail following information ASAP at ajay@abhinav.com for a free assessment by Ajay Sharma, principal consultant, ABHINAV.

  • Your updated resume if skilled professional, or if businessmen, then brief on business profile along with information on your current personal net worth.
  • If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Information on any blood relatives residing in New Zealand. This is not a compulsory requirement to qualify for immigration to New Zealand, but serves as additional positive assessment and suitability factor.

For More Information, Visit : http://www.abhinav.com/

Investment Funds Instructions- Parent Retirement Category!

When the Parent Retirement Category allows family links of New Zealand citizens or residents to obtain NZ residence class visa, it also requires the applicants to have enough funds to make significant contribution to the country’s economy. Let us have a look at the funds requirements for applicants of the residence class visa under this category:

  • A principal applicant is required to nominate funds or assets equivalent to at least 1 million NZ Dollars.
  • The principal applicant is required to demonstrate the ownership of the funds or the assets.
  • The applicant must invest the amount in the Kiwi country for a period of 4 years.

Ownership of the funds or assets

  • The funds or assets nominated by the principal applicant must be:
      (a) Owned entirely by the principal applicant; OR
      (b) Owned concurrently by the principal applicant and his/her partner who has been included in the NZ residence class visa application. However, in this case, the immigration official should be satisfied that the principal applicant and his/her partner have been in a genuine and stable partnership and living together for 1 year or over; OR
      (c) Owned concurrently by the principal applicant and dependent children who have been included in the NZ residence class visa application.
  • In case, the nominated funds or assets are held concurrently by the principal applicant, not with the partner or any dependent child, but with some other person, then the principal applicant can claim for his/her portion of funds. For that, the principal applicant must demonstrate his ownership for the portion.
  • The principal applicant must only nominate lawfully earned/acquired funds or assets. Gifted funds or assets can also be shown on the applicant, however, in this concern the person who has gifted the funds must have earned that funds or acquired the assets lawfully as well.
  • The funds/assets nominated by the principal applicant must be unburdened.
  • The funds/assets nominated by the principal applicant must not be borrowed.

If you are interested in applying for a residence permit to New Zealand, mail following information ASAP at ajay@abhinav.com for a free assessment by Ajay Sharma, principal consultant, ABHINAV.

  • Your updated resume if skilled professional, or if businessmen, then brief on business profile along with information on your current personal net worth.
  • If married, provide the resume for your spouse as well.
  • If applicable, please provide information on children and their age.
  • Information on any blood relatives residing in New Zealand. This is not a compulsory requirement to qualify for immigration to New Zealand, but serves as additional positive assessment and suitability factor.

For More Information, Visit : http://www.abhinav.com/