Can Parents and Grandparents pay you a short visit?
Yes, your family may be able to drop in if they have a visitor visa for parents and grandparents.
Having your loved ones around you is so very important when you settle into a new environment, thousands of miles away from your home country. Whilst having your parents stay in New Zealand may be a matter of a slightly more distant future (please see link to parents resident visas), their visit may literally be round the corner. On this occasion your old folks can really follow in your footsteps for a change.
Should you wish to clarify your family’s eligibility to come and stay with you temporarily, give us a ring. Our immigration consultant will happily disclose all the necessary details that you will need to take into account. Book your free consultation today.
How long can your family stay?
The usual validity of a New Zealand visitor visa for parents and grandparents is 3 years. In addition, it will also allow multiple entries and a 6-month long stay following an entry. However, as you would probably least want them to overstay, you will have to watch out for how long they will be enjoying New Zealand lifestyle, as it cannot exceed 18 months in the 3 years the visa is valid for.
A friendly reminder from our experienced immigration advisor will come spot on time and let you plan the remainder of your parents’ and grandparents’ visit in the country.
How can you qualify to support your parents or grandparents for a visitor visa?
Needless to say, you are supposed to meet certain requirements. For example, show your residence status in New Zealand, good character, sound financial situation, compliance with immigration law and some other.
You will also need to show evidence of your relationship. For example, providing birth certificates and the like. In addition, your folks will need to have a full medical certificate on hand.
A word to the wise – pay attention to minute details. Think of the most direct and secure way to support the visa application for your parent and grandparent. We are here to give a hand, and are only a mouse click away. Book your free consultation with our immigration adviser still today.