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i need some assistance with following queries for parent visa NZ.

- Can some one share checklist of the entire?
- If in case parents are unable to apply, can someone apply on there behalf from NZ and declare it offcourse? Or is it only applicant has to apply themselves. I am sure there are many situations where parents/old guys are not very technology oriented.

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Doesn't really matter as the Parent Resident Visa is currently CLOSED until further notice.

If and when it is re-established the Parent should be making the application themselves but if the paper application is similar to other immigration application forms there is an area where you can add the details of a person or company/agent who is assisting the applicant to fill it in. The adult child must complete supporting documents anyway as the adult child must sponsor the parent during the process.
 

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Thank you . But i meant arranging visitor visa for parents.
Ah OK...my bad. Got the wrong end of the stick.

So, if they are coming out for 3 months or less (assuming they are US citizens) they don't need to apply for a visitor visa since the US is a Visitor Visa waiver country. All they need to do is complete the passenger card on the flight in to NZ and that serves as their legal document and visitor visa.
If they want to stay for longer than 3 months and up to a maximum of 6 months then the best route would be to apply for a Parent and Grandparent Visitor Visa which can be applied for online - this allows a stay of up to 6 months at a time and up to 18 months in a 3 year period so they could keep hold of this visa for 3 years.
Should be fairly self explanatory and I'm sure you could help them along with the application if you needed to.
 

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Thanks,
so it should be parents have to apply themselves.

i came across the option of "applying on behalf of someone." Is this option for immi advisers/agents only or someone who is assisting the applicant. I hope this option can be used for declaring any assistance if incase. As it could be more like clerical assitance as given Do I need a licence? | Immigration Advisers Authority . What is your opinion?

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Thanks,
so it should be parents have to apply themselves.

i came across the option of "applying on behalf of someone." Is this option for immi advisers/agents only or someone who is assisting the applicant. I hope this option can be used for declaring any assistance if incase. As it could be more like clerical assitance as given Do I need a licence? | Immigration Advisers Authority . What is your opinion?

thanks,
Sorry, I'm not sure without actually seeing what you are looking at.
In my personal experiences of visa applications I only informed Immigration of any assistance from an authorized Immigration advisor. I didn't tell them about any 'other' help we received from friends/family/company etc thinking it'd probably not be a good idea and would make the process more difficult. Why complicate matters ;)
 
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