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    Default Parents Category Resident Visa

    Hi there,

    Can anyone help me out with the below query, please?

    I and my sister (both permanent resident) want to apply resident visa (tier 1) for our widowed mother. She is currently in NZ on a 3 yearsí parents visa.

    Considering both her kids lives in NZ and being a widow, is there any chance she can apply for her residency? She has done her schooling/college all in English. Iím aware that immigration has stopped parentís resident category for 2 years but she has no one back home and would like to stay with us.

    May be a long shot- but is there anything that we can do at all?

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    I'm sure you have read the conditions for the parents' visa, sponsored by an adult child who has been a resident for at least three years https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...-resident-visa, and you know INZ have stated that no more EOIs will be selected for two years. So you're asking if there is some way round that rule, and the answer is no.

    You don't say how old your mother is. Is there any chance that she could find skilled work, and earn a visa in her own right?

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    Thanks for your reply, JandM. She is 52.

    From skilled work do you mean, occupations listed in the below link:

    http://skillshortages.immigration.govt.nz/

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    As they say at that link, "If you're offered a job that's on one of the lists, and you've got the qualifications and experience to match, getting a work or residence visa may be easier." These aren't absolutely the ONLY jobs that can get one a visa, but they are the most likely.

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    Not entirely sure how easy it would be to get a job on a visitor visa and then get it converted to a work visa but will try.

    Thanks heaps for your help.

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    My condition was the same, me and my sister (Both PR) here in NZ and want to sponsor our father (widowed). He also has no body back home and want to stay with us. Just when I finsghed my three years rules changed to sponsor our father. Gotta wait for another year now.

    I am not sure if work visa category would work. job needs to be in skilled category which has to relates to her past exeriances.

    Can you please tell me how you go with work visa if you gonna try? Would love to take your advice in my fathers case as well.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perry1234 View Post
    My condition was the same, me and my sister (Both PR) here in NZ and want to sponsor our father (widowed). He also has no body back home and want to stay with us. Just when I finsghed my three years rules changed to sponsor our father. Gotta wait for another year now.

    I am not sure if work visa category would work. job needs to be in skilled category which has to relates to her past exeriances.

    Can you please tell me how you go with work visa if you gonna try? Would love to take your advice in my fathers case as well.

    Cheers.
    Same situation here as well. My mum just used up (almost) 18 months of Multiple grandparent visitor visa which valid for 3 years. So yea we will need to wait for another year and see how is the new policy from INZ regarding Residence visa for Parent but I think I will need to re-apply 3 years multiple visitor visa again (Quite believe we won't get residency before that time).

    Good luck for all of us

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