Apply for a Resident Visa under one of the Family Policies

Do you want to join your partner in New Zealand or are your adult or young children living in New Zealand? Then a resident visa under one of the Family Policies  might be your best way forward.

The objective of these policies is to strengthen families and communities in New Zealand.

Family Visa types that will allow you to live in New Zealand indefinitely:

  • Partnership Category
  • Parent Retirement Category
  • Parent Category
  • Dependent Child Category
  • Sibling and Adult Child Category (to 16/05/2012)
  • Inter-country adoption

Requirements for all Resident Visa types:

Each of the above Family Visa types have specific requirements, but to be granted either of them you will have to also fulfil all of the following conditions:

  • English language requirements
  • Fit and proper person requirements
  • Health and character requirements

Read more about character:

Read more Visa FAQ's:

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