NZ Family Visas


Do you want to reunite with family currently residing or working in New Zealand? Or are you looking to bring your spouse and child to New Zealand to join you? We can assist you in applying for the right type of family visa. NZ Visa Connections can help you navigate the application process so you can finally be together in NZ.

We understand that applying for a family visa for NZ can be complicated and time-consuming. Our experienced and caring team at NZ Visa Connections can work with you and ensure you know the best options available for a smooth and seamless path forward. Contact us to learn more.

Types of NZ Family Visas

Visitor, worker, and residence visas are potential options if you have a relationship with a temporary work visa holder in New Zealand or a New Zealand citizen or resident. If you are interested in applying for a family visa for NZ, here are the possible routes:


Have a partner in New Zealand? Or want to bring your partner here to the country? It is possible. If your partnership meets the criteria set by Immigration New Zealand—for example, you have lived together and have evidence of the stability of your relationship—you can apply for a visa.

A critical part of this visa is proving you are living together and are in a genuine relationship. This may sound easy, but it is one of the most challenging and time-consuming parts of many visa applications. But do not fret. We offer professional advice that can help. Get in touch with us for the best chance of getting your application approved by Immigration New Zealand.

Dependent Children

New Zealand is an excellent place to raise your family. Your children may be eligible for Student visas, Visitor visas or even Residence. If you have dependent children you want to bring to New Zealand, their age and other important factors will guide us in helping you get the best visa for them.

Learn more about Student Visas for Dependent Children.

Parents & Grandparents

Many people dream of bringing their parents to New Zealand. For some, it may just be a short visit; for others, the dream may be for permanent residence.

The Parent Resident Category has now reopened and allows adult children with NZ citizenship or residency status (who meet the income criteria to sponsor their parents) to apply to bring their parents to NZ permanently.

There are other long-term options, and all require a financial investment in New Zealand. These are as follows:

If you are looking for a temporary stay only, the Parent and Grandparent Visitor visa allows visits of up to six months at a time, with a maximum stay of 18 months within three years. This option often works well for young families and when you prefer temporary but longer visits.

Talk to us about your situation, and we will advise you on the best option for your family.

Reunite with family with the help of NZ Visa Connections

Don’t know where to start? Let us help. We will work with you to identify the best family visa to apply for. Complete an application that meets all the requirements with the help of NZ Visa Connections, so your family can be together.


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  • "Overall, my experience with NZ Visa Connections has been very pleasant and enjoyable. They provided me with the peace of mind and confidence that everything will be sorted, and that my visa application was in very good hands. The team was very efficient, organized, and “on-the-ball” on all immigration policies and requirements. The weekly video chats to check on the progress of my “paper trail” was very helpful. It was a very professional engagement with a personal touch. "

    Jessica Misa Baird, Work Visa Support

  • "My experience has truly been nothing short of easy and amazing. NZ Visa Connections has been thorough since the inception of our relationship. Understanding the ins and outs of the process has been overwhelming and not always easy to follow. But, they've been transparent, calming and honest during an otherwise difficult to navigate process. The team goes above and beyond and it's very evident they are passionate about the work that they do."

    Ashley Bent, Work Visa Support

  • "Outstanding work from NZ Visa Connections in regards to helping our company secure visas for two of our key staff members. These two wonderful ladies have gone above and beyond for our company. Rebecca was the case manager for two of our staff members and  she worked exceptionally hard to renew their visas on the 11th hour. I was so impressed with her amazing ability to make things happen with such a positive outcome. "

    Lee Dewerson, Employer / Business services

  • "We first meet NZ Visa Connections back in 2017 when we were looking for an advisor to apply for Reon's first work Visa, We have continued to work with NZ Visa Connection ever since. With that said we have found them to be very professional throughout this process and have been Successful with our application for Reon Visas. Reon and myself would have no problem with recommending NZ Visa Connection to any person who needed Visa advice. "

    Ross & Reon Laird, Work Visa Support

  • "I was very nervous about trying to employ an international applicant, but NZ Visa Connections helped me employ the perfect person for our team, even making suggestions so we could apply for a 3-year Visa straight away. They assisted and supported me every step of the way, from helping with the advertisement to preparing Visa application documents, through to procuring the visa’s required for our employee. They were knowledgeable and eminently capable, and I would have no hesitation referring them to any other business thinking about hiring internationally."

    Lisa Coleman, Employer / Business services

  • "NZ Visa Connections basically took the stress out of my work and residence visa applications. I honestly feel so lucky to have found them in the first place --through my sister's colleague's recommendation. They were as amazing to work with as what we heard about them. The whole process was already quite streamlined for us (my partner and I). We simply had to follow through a well-defined checklist with details like: the importance of a specific document, suggestions and prompts for letters and other write up. It was very clear to us that they are the expert we needed."

    Donna Dychinco, Residence Visa support