Mark your calendar for the next Parent Resident Visa selection!
On August 8, 2023, INZ will be choosing 1100 Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from the queue. INZ selects the oldest EOIs until they reach their goal of 2000 visa approvals each year. They will continue this process until the queue is empty. Keep in mind, the number of EOIs selected each quarter may change as they gather more data on approved visas.
Selection of EOIs submitted on or after 12 October 2022
The August 2023 selection will be the first selection that includes EOIs submitted on and after 12 October 2022. These will be selected by a random ballot. There are about 5,000 EOIs in the ballot, and 200 will be selected on 8 August. INZ selects enough EOIs from the ballot draw to reach 500 visa approvals each year. EOIs in the ballot expire after 2 years.
As of May 2023, the income threshold for sponsorship has increased. Double-check the new minimum rates to ensure you meet the requirements by visiting this link.
Update your EOI
If you need to update your EOI details, simply fill out sections A1 to A5 and any other changed information on the EOI update form. Send it to EOIupdate@mbie.govt.nz. Keeping your EOI up to date will speed up the invitation process if you meet the criteria.
Withdraw your EOI
Want to withdraw your EOI? Fill out this form provided and email it to EOIfeerefund@mbie.govt.nz. Remember, refunds are typically only considered if you withdraw your EOI before the selection. If you don't meet the category requirements, it's best to withdraw before selection.