New Zealand Sponsor Visa

New Zealand Sponsor Visa

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.

Acceptable sponsors

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.