Immigration / Migration

THE NEW ZEALAND FAMILY CATEGORY

Family Category Objectives
Marriage or De Facto Relationships
Parent
Sibling/Adult Child
Dependent Child

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GayLawNet® Immigration - New Zealand
Updated on 21 April 1999 at 2230K (GMT+10)

The objectives of the Family category are to:

Marriage or De Facto Relationships

You may be granted residence if you are:

Parent

You may be granted residence if you have an adult child 17 years or over, who is a New Zealand citizen or resident living lawfully and permanently in New Zealand who is prepared to sponsor you, and

Your sponsor will be responsible for if necessary, ensuring financial support and accommodation is available to you for at least your first 12 months as a resident in New Zealand.

Sibling/Adult Child

You may apply for residence under this category if you have a New Zealand citizen or resident parent, brother or sister who is living lawfully and permanently in New Zealand and who is prepared to sponsor you, and

Your sponsor will be responsible for if necessary, ensuring financial support and accommodation is available to you for at least your first 12 months as a resident in New Zealand.

Dependent Child

You may apply for residence under this section if you are aged 19 years or younger, and

If your parents are separated or divorced, you must provide evidence that the custody or visitation rights of a parent living outside New Zealand would not be breched by you coming to New Zealand.

Source: Immigration New Zealand


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