New Zealand citizens and residents, and organisations like registered companies, incorporated societies and charitable trusts, and government agencies can sponsor visa applications. Sponsorship doesn’t guarantee that we’ll grant a visa – people who have sponsors still have to meet other visa requirements.
A sponsor can be any one of the following:
- an individual New Zealand citizen
- an individual New Zealand residence class visa holder – as long as their visa has no section 49 conditions
- an organisation registered in New Zealand as a company, incorporated society or charitable trust
- a government agency, including agents and entities like tertiary institutions and school boards of trustees.