Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry

Supporting information for a visitor visa, work visa, or student visa application.

The INZ 1025 Sponsorship Form Guide is designed to assist sponsors in understanding the criteria and procedures for supporting a visitor, work, or student visa application in New Zealand. This guide is essential for sponsors, ensuring all requirements are met and the application process is smooth.


Publisher: Immigration New Zealand

Last Updated: Jan 2022

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Who can be a sponsor? To be a sponsor, you must be:

  • A New Zealand citizen or the holder of a New Zealand residence class visa (if you are the holder of a resident visa that is subject to conditions under section 49(1) of the Immigration Act 2009, you are not eligible to be a sponsor), or
  • An organization, including New Zealand registered companies, incorporated societies, and charitable trusts, or
  • A government agency, including government departments and crown entities.

What a sponsorship allows

A sponsorship allows you to support a visa applicant’s stay in New Zealand. As a sponsor, you must:

  • Ensure the applicant has sufficient funds for their stay.
  • Be responsible for any costs incurred by the applicant for healthcare and accommodation.

Who is this guide for?

This guide is intended for:

  • New Zealand citizens or residents sponsoring a visitor, work, or student visa applicant.
  • Organizations and government agencies sponsoring visa applicants.
  • Individuals and entities ensuring the welfare and support of visa applicants in New Zealand.

Application Checklist

Review the INZ 1025 Guide thoroughly to ensure you understand all requirements and gather the necessary documentation for your sponsorship form.

How to Use the INZ 1025 Form

  • Sponsorship Purpose: Clearly state your sponsorship’s purpose and relationship with the visa applicant.
  • Eligibility Criteria: Check the eligibility requirements for being a sponsor.
  • Documentation: Compile all required documents as specified in the guide to support your sponsorship form.
  • Submission: Follow the detailed instructions for submitting your sponsorship form to avoid any processing delays.

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