How to Sponsor Someone to NZ: Navigating Character Waiver NZ & More!

Ensure a smooth visa application experience, navigate the complexities of an NZ character waiver, and much more.

What is the best Visa for me?

It will always depend on your particular situation to determine which visa is the best for you. Below are the options available to people who intend to extend their stay to more than the usual timeframe allowed for a visitor visa.

If you’re seeking a New Zealand visa, it’s essential to understand the various types, such as a student visa, work or a resident visa, each with its own requirements and benefits.

Visit or Study

If you want to study in New Zealand we can provide you with many different options through our partner agency Seven Seas Cultural Exchange.

Once you have completed your studies you may be able to continue on a post-study work visa pathway for international students who have achieved a New Zealand qualification, which enables them to gain work experience in a field directly related to the studies they have completed.

Depending on your area of study, you may have the opportunity to stay and work in New Zealand for two years and possibly even gain residence.


You may just want to come to New Zealand to visit and work in which case you can apply for a working holiday visa, if you are between 18 and 30 years of age.

If you have skills that New Zealand is looking for, it offers a range of work visas, depending on your work experience and your qualifications, no matter what your age is.

Some of these options can lead to residency.

Live Permanently

In order to apply for residency, you will need to have a qualification or a job offer or, in most of the cases, both. Some professions are in higher demand than others and are on the Long Term Skills Shortage List, which make a residence application easier and more achievable.

If not, you have still the Skilled Migrant option available to you to apply for residency, where you have to reach a number of points (currently 160), to be illegible to apply by submitting an Expression of Interest.

Character Waiver NZ for Special Cases

In some cases, individuals may encounter challenges related to their past, including character issues or offenses involving violence. When confronted with such circumstances, it may be necessary to waive good character requirements to proceed with your visa application successfully.

Our team specializes in navigating these complexities, ensuring that you receive the guidance you need.

Bring Family

New Zealand values family reunification. If you’re a New Zealand citizen or resident, you can bring your partner and dependents to join you. This also extends to parents and grandparents who may wish to visit multiple times over three years, thanks to the refugee family quota program.

However, meeting general health and character requirements remains essential for all family members.

Our team can assist you with the necessary documentation, including any character waiver NZ if required.

Start a Business or Invest

At Access NZ we understand completely the needs of business migrants and investors. The investor and business category is a golden opportunity to become immediately involved in New Zealand business life while enjoying all the rights and privileges’ of residency.

The investor and business migration categories are designed to contribute to New Zealand’s economic growth by attracting smart capital and business expertise and enabling experienced business people to buy or establish businesses in New Zealand.

Our experienced team can guide you on how to sponsor someone to NZ and navigate any character waiver NZ requirements.

If you’re looking to sponsor someone to NZ or need assistance with sponsorship and visa applications, our team can provide valuable guidance.


Whether you’re seeking a New Zealand visa, have character issues, need a character waiver, or have questions about passport laws, citizenship, or visa requirements, our team is here to assist you. Contact us today to discuss your immigration needs and make your New Zealand dreams a reality.

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