This is for applicants who are the parent of an adult NZ resident or citizen. Some restrictions apply and the sponsor must have been a permanent resident in NZ for a minimum of 3 years. The requirements are roughly as follow;

  • There will be a new two-tier system for applications, with common and also some different requirements for each tier.
  • Tier one will be given priority processing ahead of tier two.

Tier One requirements

Tier One applicants must:

  • have a guaranteed lifetime minimum income of NZ$27,203 per annum for a single person or $NZ39,890 per annum for a couple, or
  • bring at least NZ$500,000 in settlement funds to New Zealand, or
  • have a sponsoring adult child who has an annual income of at least NZ$65,000, or joint income of NZ$90,000 when combined with their partner’s income.

Tier One applicants will not be subject to a “centre of gravity” test whereby the number of adult children in New Zealand need to be at least as many as the adult children in the home country.

Tier Two requirements

  • Tier Two applicants must have a sponsoring adult child who has an income of at least NZ$33,675 per annum.
  • Any other children the applicant has must live outside the home country.

Requirements for both tiers

To help them settle in New Zealand, all applicants must meet a minimum standard of English (meet at least two competencies of International English Language Testing System Level 4 if they are not able to demonstrate it through other means such as time spent in an English-speaking country) or pre-pay English language tuition, and

There will be no change to the requirement for sponsors to be either New Zealand citizens or residents for three years.

There will be no change to health and character requirements for parents.

Applicants in either Tier One or Tier Two must not have any dependent children

For further information please read our e-News - Family News

For further information please contact us.



IPT Report 2017

Please click here for some interesting reading noting that on average still 33% of Appeals with the IPT is allowed! This does not take into account those people who have returned to their country not knowing about the Appeal process or not wishing to lodge an Appeal. Interesting question you could ask yourself: what does that say about the quality of a Decision from INZ?

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