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I understand that the maximum length a visitor visa is issued for is 9 months. If we were to secure a parenting order while the child is on a visit to NZ would that mean he can stay indefinitely?
Our concern is that if we get him to NZ on a visit visa that he will have to return at the expiry of the visa. What would we need to do once a parenting order is issued?Apply for a dependent child visa?
And this is possible even though we would be new immigrants ourselves (not NZ citizens)?
But all of this must happen as soon as he lands in NZ as a visitor...during his 9 month visa period. correct?
In your expert opinion, this is the best course of action? our criteria is to have him in NZ with us as soon as possible.
Is there a chance that he will not be given a visitor visa since he is 10 yrs old and with no parents?
Can you recommend a good lawyer in Auckland to help us with all of this?
Thank you very much.
One last question
he does have step sibblings in Ukraine...but no one is in touch or willing to take him in. Would that make a difference to us willing to be his parents. Would any consent be needed by anyone else?
thank you for your help.
My wife's elder step brother (40 yr old and unmarried) will be appointed guardian of the child for now. Does this make a difference to our situation when we invite the child on a visit visa and try to get a parental order?
The child does technically have extended family but we know that they dont have the means to take care of him. And its more tradition than want. We can give him a better life...will the court consider all this?
She says that it is unlikely since she does not live there nor has had a job there in many years.
If she is not listed as a guardian, does that damage our case a lot?
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