New Zealand Family Visa Category!

The New Zealand Family Visa Category states that you must have a close relative already living in New Zealand in order to be eligible to apply for this type of visa. In other words, you may apply for the Family Visa, only if a close family member who resides in the country or who is a New Zealand resident sponsors you. It also requires you to be in one of the four groups. They are the sub-classes of Family Visa category. Let’s have a look at them:

  • Partnership: This states that you may apply for a Family Visa to go to New Zealand, given you are the spouse or a genuine partner of a person who is a permanent resident or citizen in the country. You may be allowed to apply even if you have same-sex relationship of at least twelve months with a New Zealand resident.
  • Parent: Again you can apply for the visa as a parent of a New Zealand permanent resident/citizen. However, there is one condition applied to this category- you must have the same or greater number of adult offspring (resident) in New Zealand than any other country in the world.
  • Dependent Child: If one of your parents (or both) is a New Zealand citizen/permanent resident, then you can also apply for permanent residence in the country.
  • Sibling or Adult Child: You can again apply for New Zealand permanent residence if you have your brother/sister or parent who is a citizen and permanent resident in the country.

As a New Zealand permanent resident/citizen, you can sponsor any individual who fits the bill as mentioned in the above categories.

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