New Zealand partner visas are for the spouses and partners of New Zealanders, eligible work visa holders, and student visa holders.
The Partner of a New Zealander Work Visa lets the partners of New Zealand citizens or residents work in New Zealand for up to two years. Thereafter, visa holders can apply for residence based on their relationship with the New Zealander.
Let’s take a closer look at New Zealand’s partner visas:
To apply for a partner visa, applicants must:
Partner Visa applicants must prove to Immigration New Zealand that their relationship with their New Zealand spouse or partner is genuine and stable.
To achieve this, evidence applicants submit of their relationship must show the following:
To apply for a partner visa, applicants will start by gathering the required documents.
These documents include but are not limited to the sponsorship document from the partner, evidence of the relationship, police checks, and health exams.
Once the applicant has gathered all the required documents, they can submit their visa application.
The applicant can compile and submit their application on their own or with the help of a licensed immigration advisor.
New Zealand offers several visa options to the spouses and partners of New Zealanders and some visa holders that enable them to live with their partner in New Zealand.
For partner visas, Immigration New Zealand wants to see that the visa applicant and their partner live together in a stable and genuine relationship. The visa applicant must prove this by submitting evidence of the relationship, shared responsibilities, communication between the partners, and letters from friends and family confirming the relationship.
There isn’t a requirement regarding the length of a relationship for New Zealand partner visas. However, the duration of the relationship might determine how long Immigration New Zealand grants the partner visa.
Some of New Zealand’s partner visas allow applicants to include their dependent children in their visa application, while others don’t. Discussing what each visa allows with a licensed immigration advisor is best.
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