The next selection for the Parent Resident Visa Category expressions of interest (EOIs) will take place on 14 February 2023.
Increase in number of EOIs to be selected
For the next selection, INZ will be selecting 1100 EOIs, which is an increase from the 370 selected previously. This is good news for people in the queue as selections may happen earlier than originally estimated.
The larger selection number is because many people in the previously selected EOIs did not meet the requirements to be invited to apply.
A majority of those not invited to apply included a declaration of sponsor income lower than the current requirement.
EOI selection information
The number of EOIs selected each quarter will continue to be adjusted as more data about the rate at which EOIs turn into approved visas becomes available.
February and May 2023 selections will only be from the queue of EOIs submitted before 12 October 2022 and will be selected in date order. From August 2023, EOIs submitted on and after 12 October 2022 will be included in the selection. These will be selected by a random ballot.
An updated estimate of when EOIs are likely to be selected is available on INZ website.
Please make sure EOIs meet the requirements of the category and are updated or withdrawn before selection.
To update their details, complete sections A1 to A5 and any other information that has changed in the EOI update form which can be found HERE and e-mail this to EOIupdate@mbie.govt.nz.
Up-to-date EOI information will reduce delays in issuing an invitation to apply if it meets the criteria.
Withdraw an EOI and request a refund
To withdraw an expression of interest (EOI) and request a fee refund, fill out the form in the link below and email this to EOIfeerefund@mbie.govt.nz.
Refunds are normally only considered for EOIs withdrawn before the selection takes place. If a person does not meet the requirements of the category, it is better to withdraw the EOI before it is selected.