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Old Apr 1st 2008, 4:35 pm
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Hub has been offered a job in NZ, he will go there while I sell the house and sort things out here in UK.
I have elderly parents who would like to emigrate too, they have no mortgage, they do have a pension and can support themselves financially. Would they be able to come too?
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Hub has been offered a job in NZ, he will go there while I sell the house and sort things out here in UK.
I have elderly parents who would like to emigrate too, they have no mortgage, they do have a pension and can support themselves financially. Would they be able to come too?
You can sponsor them after you have been resident in New Zealand for three years.
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Originally Posted by happynz View Post
You can sponsor them after you have been resident in New Zealand for three years.
...do the 3 years of being resident have to be consecutive...we have spent 2 spells in nz 18 months and 30 months.........cheers.
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...do the 3 years of being resident have to be consecutive...we have spent 2 spells in nz 18 months and 30 months.........cheers.
Good question...lessee here, hmmm...

A sponsor must:


-be 17 years of age or over

-be in New Zealand

-be a New Zealand or Australian citizen or the holder of a current residence permit that is not subject to requirements under section 18A of the Immigration Act 1987

-have been a New Zealand or Australian citizen and/or the holder of a Residence Permit or a returning resident’s visa for at least three years immediately before the date their registration is received by the New Zealand Immigration Service

-in each of the three 12 month portions within that three-year period, have spent a total of 184 days or more in New Zealand

-meet the minimum income requirement (unless they obtained residence in New Zealand as a refugee, or they are aged 65 years or older).


http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...quirements.htm

Howzat! Howard, I think the bolded part may answer your question (hopefully).

Good luck all.
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Yes they are well over the age of 65!
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Yes they are well over the age of 65!
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The sponsors won't be subject to income requirements if they are over 65, not those being sponsored.
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But do we still have to be resident in NZ for three years before the parents can come out, it's a very long time when they are VERY much over 65!
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Is it worth asking if you can include them in your application? I don't know your full story, but i met a family in the Hutt valley who included their father stating he would be providing the child care for there kids whilst the parents worked.
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Is it worth asking if you can include them in your application? I don't know your full story, but i met a family in the Hutt valley who included their father stating he would be providing the child care for there kids whilst the parents worked.
That's worth a shot. Make up a job offer and bring them on a work permit. I don't know if that would work, but it is maybe worth investigating.
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That's worth a shot. Make up a job offer and bring them on a work permit. I don't know if that would work, but it is maybe worth investigating.
My inlaws are here on a 3 year work permit, although it is a genuine job in Christchurch. Their intention is to apply for residency in 2 years time. Hopefully that will happen cos they have just bought a house in Rolleston and I think they would have to be dragged kicking and screaming to the airport if someone told them they couldn't stay!!
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