If you have your children, other close family or friends in New Zealand you may go to New Zealand temporarily to visit them. New Zealand has got a very clear transparent policy about temporary visitor visas.
Parents and Grandparents of New Zealand Citizens and Residents
If your child or grandchild is a New Zealand resident or a citizen you may apply under the parent grandparent visa category. Sponsorship from your child or grandchild is compulsory for this visa category. It is a multiple entry visa. The visa duration is for 3 years. In three years you can stay up to maximum of 18 months. At one time in continuation you can stay up to 6 months. The current processing time for this visa category is about 5 months.
Parents of students, work visas holders, residents and citizens
If your children are in New Zealand on any of this visa status you as a parent can apply for General visitor visa to meet them. You can be granted visitor visa for 9 months depending upon your plans. One of the major conditions for grant of this visa is that you must be a bona fide entrant to New Zealand. The current processing time for this visa category is about 30 days.
Family of Work visa holders, residents and citizens
If you are a close family member of any of this visa holder you may apply as a General visitor to meet them. Immigration New Zealand needs to be satisfied that you are a genuine visitor and your purpose to visit New Zealand is only as stated in your visa application. For this you need to provide supporting documentation which proves that you have sufficient ties in your home country and that you would depart New Zealand at the end of your stay. The current processing time for this category is about 30 days.
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