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Posted on October 13 2022

New Zealand restarts skilled migrant, and parent visa categories from November 2022

By Editor
Updated September 01 2023

Highlights: New Zealand plans to restart of skill migrant and parent visa categories

  • New Zealand to restore immigration programs like Skilled Migrant visas and parent visas in November 2022
  • A Skilled Migrant visa permits the candidates to study, work and live in the country. The candidates can also bring their partner and family to New Zealand
  • Parent visa permits the residents or New Zealand citizens to sponsor their parents and grandparents after meeting the required eligibility
  • New Zealand is looking at the simplification of point’s immigration system to give chance to many number immigrants

Restarting new immigration programs

New Zealand is slowly reopening the immigration categories from mid-November after pausing it during the COVID-19 and border closures.

Two immigration streams are getting reopened by New Zealand.

  • The Skilled Migrant visa
  • The Parent Resident visa

The Skilled Migrant category:

It is one of the highly opted and most popular visa routes for migrants and their families to be permanent residents in New Zealand.

It is also known as a resident visa under the skilled migrant classification permits candidates to study, work and live in New Zealand permanently. Also allows them to bring their partner and dependent children who are under the age of 24 or less.

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The Parent resident visa:

The Parent Resident visa permits the parents of residents or citizens of New Zealand to stay in the country indefinitely. Only if the children or grandchildren make sufficient money and agree to become their sponsors.

Parent Resident visa holders will be allowed to stay for around 6 months in the country. The total maximum stay of the parents under this visa is 18 months in 3 years.

New Zealand government has plans to uncap, modify and simplify the points system for the migrants who do not come under the immigration programs.

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