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Information about Dependent Child Resident Visa

If you’re a New Zealand citizen or resident living in New Zealand you can bring your dependent children to New Zealand to live with you. If your children are granted residence, they can live and study in New Zealand, and if they’re old enough, work too.

Overview

Indefinitely

24 and under


All conditions

You can

  • Bring your dependent children to New Zealand to live with you. If they’re old enough they can study or work here too.

Things to note

  • If your children were eligible for New Zealand residence under the Family Quota, Refugee Family Support Category, Samoa Quota Scheme or Pacific Access Category but weren’t included in your residence application, they’re not eligible for this visa.
  • If your children were eligible for New Zealand residence under any other category but weren’t included in your residence application, we may ask you to explain the reason for this.
  • Some children of New Zealand citizens or residents are New Zealand citizens by birth or descent. If your child is a citizen, they do not need to apply for residence. Check the website below to see who is a New Zealand citizen.

Department of Internal Affairs website

Check that you meet the detailed criteria.

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Child visa