Those who wish to start a new life in New Zealand know that one way of achieving permanent resident status is by applying for a Work to Residence visa. In a nutshell, this programme allows you to find work in New Zealand and gain residency in two years, as long as you meet the stipulated requirements.
Once you’ve achieved permanent resident status, you may then encourage your parents to apply for an Aged Parent visa and enjoy retirement in New Zealand. How can this be possible?
A Look at the Requirements
First, remember that Australian and New Zealand immigration defines an “aged parent” as a parent old enough to be granted an Australian age pension. Specifically, the qualifying age for male applicants is 65 years old, while the qualifying age for female applicants ranges from 63 to 65 years old, depending on her date of birth.