Parent Resident Visa Requirements

English language

You must be able to speak English

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If we invite you to apply for residence we’ll ask you to provide one of the following:

  • an acceptable English language test result
  • evidence you have an English speaking background
  • evidence you can speak English for other reasons.

ACCEPTABLE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST RESULTS

You don’t need to provide evidence you can speak English until you’re invited to apply for residence.

If you don’t speak English at the required level, you can agree to pay us for English language lessons before you’re granted a visa.

Tier one requirements

If you intend to apply for residence under tier one, you must meet tier one requirements

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To meet the requirements for tier one, you must either:

  • have a guaranteed lifetime income of NZ $27,584 a year (if you’re single)
  • have a guaranteed lifetime income of NZ $40,523 a year (if you have a partner)
  • bring NZ $500,000 of funds to New Zealand for your New Zealand settlement
  • have a sponsoring child with an annual income of NZ $65,000 or more on their own
  • have a sponsoring child whose partner has an annual income of NZ$65,000 or more on their own
  • have a sponsoring child with an annual income of NZ $90,000 or more, if combined with their partner’s income.

Evidence of a guaranteed lifetime income includes pensions or any other ongoing payments that’ll continue to be paid to you if you move to New Zealand.

Evidence of settlement funds may include:

  • bank statements
  • asset valuations.

If we approve your application in principle based on your settlement funds, we’ll also need to see your telegraphic transfer documents showing you have transferred your funds to New Zealand.

Evidence of your sponsoring child’s income may include:

  • tax summaries from Inland Revenue
  • pay slips
  • bank statements
  • tax returns.

You don’t need to provide any evidence until you’re invited to apply for residence.

Any asset valuations submitted at that time must be less than 3 months old.

Tier two requirements

If you intend to apply for residence under tier two, you must meet tier two requirements

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To meet the requirements for tier two:

  • your sponsoring child must have an annual income of NZ $33,675
  • any other adult children you have must live in a different country from you.

If you’re invited to apply for residence, we’ll ask you to provide evidence of your sponsoring child’s income, which may include:

  • a tax summary from Inland Revenue
  • pay slips
  • bank statements
  • tax returns.

We’ll ask you about your other family when you submit your expression of interest.

Contact us today for a commitment free briefing with our Registered Migration Agents in Melbourne to find more about your visa options.