Question Details: I emigrated to New Zealand 7 years ago and am now an NZ citizen. My brother also lives in NZ is set to become a citizen this year. Our parents are pensioners in South Africa and I'd like them to join us in NZ but have no idea how to sponsor their immigration, particularly because my mother has health problems. How do I go about getting my parents to NZ?
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You should start with reading on Immigration New Zealand's website, and then engage an immigration lawyer or immigration advisor if you feel that you need further help.
Under current Immigration policy the most obvious possibility for your parents to use is the Parent Category. If they meet the policy requirements, your parents need to make an application to Immigration New Zealand. Your parents would be required to have an "acceptable standard of health". Sometimes Immigration will grant waivers for health issues. This will depend on what the health issue is.
The Parent Category policy requirements are helpfully summarised at: www.immigration.govt.nz.
Information about health waivers can be found at: www.immigration.govt.nz.
The application forms can be found at: www.immigration.govt.nz
You can find out where to send the application and how much it will cost at: www.immigration.govt.nz.
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