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The Parent Retirement Resident Visa is a unique opportunity for parents of New Zealand citizens or residents to join their families in New Zealand under a retirement visa scheme. This visa category is designed for those who wish to spend their retirement years in close proximity to their children while enjoying the peace and natural beauty of New Zealand.

Purpose: This visa provides an avenue for parents to live in New Zealand during their retirement years. It’s aimed at ensuring that parents can enjoy their later years with the support of their family, in a country known for its quality of life and natural beauty.



  • Family Reunion: Enables parents to join their children and families in New Zealand.
  • Quality of Life: New Zealand offers a high standard of living, excellent healthcare, and a safe environment.
  • Access to Healthcare and Services: Eligibility for health services and various senior citizen benefits.
  • Cultural and Recreational Activities: Abundant opportunities to engage in cultural and recreational activities suited for retirees.

Criteria for Parent Retirement Resident Visa


Eligibility Requirements

  • Parent of a New Zealand Citizen or Resident: Must have a child who is a New Zealand citizen or resident.
  • Investment in New Zealand: A required investment in New Zealand for a specified period.
  • Income Requirements: A minimum annual income threshold must be met.
  • Health and Character: Compliance with health and character standards.

Documentation Needed

  • Proof of Relationship: Documents confirming the relationship with the New Zealand resident child.
  • Financial Evidence: Proof of the required investment and income sources.
  • Health Assessments: Comprehensive medical assessments.
  • Character Verification: Police certificates or other character-verifying documents.

Other Considerations

  • Living Arrangements: Planning for suitable accommodation in New Zealand.
  • Financial Planning: Ensuring sustainable financial resources for the duration of the stay.

If you’re considering applying for a Parent Retirement Resident Visa (New Zealand), get in touch with one of our friendly consultants via email ( or call us at 09 369 1681 or 021 039 1964 today. Let us help you make your dream of living in New Zealand a reality!

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Application Process at ICL Immigration (New Zealand)

Initial Consultation

Discuss eligibility and visa requirements with ICL's expert team.

Service Agreement

Formalize engagement with ICL for comprehensive visa process support.

Document Preparation

ICL helps in preparing and compiling all necessary documents.

Application Submission

ICL professionally submits the application to Immigration New Zealand.

Monitoring and Communication

ICL provides regular updates and maintains communication regarding the visa application status.

Visa Outcome

Receive guidance from ICL on the next steps following visa approval or advice in case of a decline.

Post-Approval Orientation

Assistance from ICL in settling into New Zealand, including advice on housing, healthcare, and community integration.

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What is the Parent Retirement Resident Visa?

It's a visa allowing parents of New Zealand citizens or residents to retire and live in New Zealand.

What are the financial requirements for this visa?

Applicants must invest a significant amount in New Zealand and prove a stable annual income.

Can I bring my partner under this visa?

Yes, a partner can be included in the application.

What kind of investments are required?

Investments typically include those that contribute to New Zealand’s economy, like government bonds or eligible New Zealand companies.

Is there a minimum income requirement?

Yes, there is a specified minimum income level that applicants must meet to qualify.

What happens to my investment after the specified period?

After the investment period, you may have options to withdraw or continue your investment, depending on the visa conditions and New Zealand’s immigration policies.

Can I apply for permanent residency later?

This visa can be a step towards permanent residency, subject to meeting certain conditions.

What healthcare services will I be eligible for?

You will have access to public healthcare services, though specifics depend on your visa conditions.

Can I purchase property in New Zealand?

Yes, but there are regulations regarding foreign property ownership that must be followed.

Are there any age restrictions for this visa?

There are no specific age restrictions, but applicants must be at retirement age as per their country's standards.

How long does the Parent Retirement Resident Visa allow me to stay in New Zealand?

The Parent Retirement Resident Visa typically allows you to stay in New Zealand indefinitely, subject to meeting ongoing visa conditions and investment requirements.

Can I travel back to my home country and return to New Zealand on this visa?

Yes, you can travel outside New Zealand and return, but you must adhere to the travel conditions specified on your visa.

What happens to my investment after the specified period ends?

After fulfilling the investment period, you may have the option to withdraw or reinvest your funds, depending on your circumstances and New Zealand’s immigration policies at that time.

Are there any specific insurance requirements for applicants?

While New Zealand offers public healthcare, it's advisable for visa holders to have comprehensive health insurance, especially for services not covered by the public system.

Is it possible to expedite the visa application process?

The processing time depends on various factors, including the completeness of your application and Immigration New Zealand’s workload. Expedited processing is not typically available, but ensuring your application is thorough and accurate can prevent delays.

Can I apply for New Zealand citizenship as a holder of this visa?

Holding a Parent Retirement Resident Visa may eventually lead to permanent residency, and subsequently, you may become eligible to apply for New Zealand citizenship, subject to meeting all the necessary criteria.

Disclaimer: The information provided is subject to change based on New Zealand government policies. For the most current information, please refer to Immigration New Zealand or contact ICL Immigration for updated guidance.

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