How to Apply for a Partnership Visa for New Zealand
There are a few options available to bring your partner into New Zealand. In most cases, these applications will require you to show that you have lived with your partner for a considerable time prior to the application being made.
However, in cases where you have not lived with each other previously, there are still visa options available. This makes it important to seek advice before ruling out the possibility of gaining a partnership based visa.
Just think: You could soon have a far better idea of where you stand with your partner’s New Zealand visa application!
Visa Options for Partners of NZ citizens or residents
Partnership Visitor and Work
If you feel you can prove that your relationship is genuine and stable, and that you have been living together, you have the option of applying for a partnership based work or visitor visa.
There is no real set length of time that you and your partner have to have been living together in a relationship before you may apply for these types of visas. However, normally, we advise our clients that approximately 6 months would be a good starting point.
If you feel you can prove that your relationship is genuine and stable, and that you have been living together for at least 12 months, you may have the option of a partnership based residence visa.
Visa Options for Partners of Work or Student visa holders
In some cases, you are able to gain a visitor or work visa based on your relationship with your partner if they hold a current work or student visa. It is also possible to be included in your partner’s application for residency, even if you have not lived together for 12 months.
However, there are some circumstances where you may not be eligible for a visa based on your partner’s visa status so please, contact us so we can discuss your situation.
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