How can a NZ resident sponsor a single parent if there is no Parent Resident Visa
How can a NZ permanent resident bring a single parent to live with them permanently if the Parent Resident Visa is closed
Is there any other visa/way the parent can live with you permanently?
Nope there is no other way. At the moment the 'Parent' would have to qualify, apply and be approved for another type of visa on their own merits.
Depending on age they could look at skilled migrant or even the entrepreneur route.
A media report in July this year stated the government would announce their decision on the future of the Parent Resident Visa Category soon but as yet that has not come through.
Thanks for your response.
My sister is an Australian and she is planning to relocate to NZ. I am a Canadian citizen and planning to relocate permanently to NZ on a work permit and then a PR. There has to be some humanitarian category of visa as our mom is a widow and 67 and cannot be left behind in Canada.
Why should NZ take in your mom just because her adult children may migrate there of their own accord ?
Immigration NZ are not forcing you or your sister to make the decision to live and work in NZ.
Your mom is one of thousands of 'parents' that has already been or will potentially be left behind on their own after their adult children have flown the family nest, their country of origin and migrated to NZ. The Parent Resident Category was a route for those Parents to come and live in NZ with their adult children / grandchildren with their adult children effectively sponsoring them, however that category of visa like others was temporarily closed and/or streamlined. You have to understand the NZ government has an obligation to protect the interests of NZ Citizens and others who currently have the right to live and work here permanently before anyone else. Immigration rules change often as government control the numbers of people coming in to the country. She can come to NZ for an extended period as a visitor, however that is a temporary visa and she will have to leave, but after a period away she can return temporarily again and again. That is about the extent of her options at the moment if you and your sister were to be living in NZ.
Why should NZ take in your mom just because her adult children may migrate there of their own accord?
Because her adult children would be setting up a business, employing NZ residents and creating jobs and paying taxes and bringing in foreign funds.
Immigration NZ is not forcing you or your sister to make the decision to live and work in NZ.
It's a free world, my friend. Who do you think the NZ immigration has this page for?
Australia and Canada both have the parent's visa category so it's not a new thing.
Thanks for the feedback though.
Just being in the country allows a person access to 'care' should anything go wrong. Example - anyone can attend an accident emergency department to get emergency care.
If that person was to be here on a permanent class of visa then they would be eligible for subsidized care just like anyone else with the right to live and work here permanently or a citizen. It isn't a selectable option for either Immigration or the visitor/migrant. There is no mechanism here that would prevent a person receiving full care if they had a permanent class of visa.
"Why should NZ take in your mom just because her adult children may migrate there of their own accord?"
"Because her adult children would be setting up a business, employing NZ residents and creating jobs and paying taxes and bringing in foreign funds".
As per previous and probably still current criteria, a person in NZ can only become a visa sponsor or visa applicant supporter when they have achieved a certain status level in NZ and have been living, working and contributing to the economy here for a minimum number of years (minimum 2 or 3 years springs to mind ?) so if you and/or your sister were to come to NZ to set up a business, employ NZ residents etc then it would be a number of years until you could possibly be a visa sponsor or visa applicant supporter for your mom....if of course the Parent Resident Visa category was to open again.
Also, if you intend to come to NZ to set up a business, you may be applying for the wrong type of visa. You mentioned coming here on a work visa and then going for PR. If your intentions were business related you would be in breach of the conditions. You would need the entrepreneur visa route in that case. Not so for your sister if she is an Australian citizen as the Trans Tasman Agreement allows her to come and live work study in NZ permanently where she would obtain a suitable permanent class visa on entry to NZ and she would be free to work for an employer or herself as she so pleased.
Yes it is a free world and through a number of media releases INZ hope to attract specific types and numbers of migrants with the skills and experience that is needed here to help the economy prosper and grow. The way they do this is adjusted often to ensure the government meets its targets. Not just from Canada, but also from many other countries, however it does not mean INZ has to offer a pathway for those migrants to bring generations of family members along.
It is no different for me. I can live work study in NZ permanently and have been able to for several years, however I have no rights whatsoever to bring a parent from my home country should one of those land in a position where they need my support/assistance.
I agree the Parent Visa Category is not a new thing. They have been around many years, however NZ's programme has been closed for 2 years to allow a complete rethink leaving at least 6000 EOI's and individuals in limbo.
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