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New Zealand Partnership – Based Visa: What You Need to Know Before Applying

NZ Partnership-based Visas

The process of applying for partnership-based visas may appear to be simple and transparent, however, there are challenges that people face, which results in their application getting declined.

So, if your partner is a New Zealand visa holder or a New Zealand citizen/resident, and you would like to join them, you must get conversant with the process before you apply for the partnership-based visa. It will enhance your chances of getting your application approved.

What You Need to Know About NZ Partnership Visa

There are different types of partnership-based visas. It depends on the immigration status of your partner, as well as the purpose of your visit.

The most common types of partnership-based visa include:

  • Work/visitor visa for a partner of worker
  • Work/visitor visa for a partner of a student
  • Work/visitor visa for a partner of NZ citizen/resident, and
  • Residence visas for partners of NZ citizen/resident

For all categories of partnership-based visas, the relationship with the supporting partner must meet the definition of a partner as defined by the immigration instructions by way of a legal marriage or a civil union, or a de facto relationship (when a couple lives together but isn’t married or in a civil union).

The Documents Needed

Supporting documentary evidence is needed to establish your relationship with the partner.

The list of acceptable evidence could vary depending on the visa type you’re applying for and the kind of relationship you share with the partner. It can include marriage certificates, photos together, joint bank accounts, joint rental agreement, social media conversations, and many more.

The type of evidence provided will help the case officer ascertain that you live with your partner in the same home – and are in a genuine and stable relationship.

In case, you and your partner have stayed apart for whatever reason, adequate information must be provided regarding the same, which will be assessed before proceeding with the application.

The Additional Requirements

Apart from providing documents and (credible) evidence, there are also a host of things that you must have prior knowledge of. It is to ensure smooth and hassle-free assessment and prompt decision on the application. Here are some of those additional requirements :

  • You must meet the character requirements for the visa as listed by Immigration New Zealand (INZ)
  • You must meet health requirements.
  • You must meet the definition of a “partner”.
  • You must meet the relevant requirements for the visa category you are applying for.

Of course, there are many other document requirements for a partnership-based visa that you must be aware of.

The Challenges

Even with a defined process and basic instructions published, many people do get their application for partnership-based visas declined. There are many reasons why. It primarily depends on what kind of evidence they provided – and how the Immigration Officer interpreted them.

So, it’s an ideal choice to consult experts like Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd and get more acquainted with the application process. This is to equip yourself with details that go beyond basics.

For this very purpose, we have planned to present a webinar on “partnership-based Visa: New Zealand – How to make a successful application?”

The webinar session will have licensed (and experienced) experts who will cover a range of topics on the subject, including:

  • Assessment criteria of a partnership-based application
  • Are people with complex partnership cases eligible for the visa?
  • How does culture/nationality impact a partnership-based application?
  • What are the common reasons why the application is declined?
  • Can you re-apply after your application for a partnership-based visa has been declined?
  • What are the best practices to re-apply after being previously declined?
  • What is a culturally-arranged marriage and if that partner can apply for this visa?
  • What if the duration of living together as a couple is less?

And more…

About Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd.

Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd. is one of the most reputed names in the New Zealand immigration industry. We offer end-to-end immigration services, ensuring complete assistance to people with their New Zealand visa needs.

Scheduled for 29th May 2020 (Friday), our live session is for people who are looking to apply for a New Zealand partnership-based Visa. It will have experts addressing various topics and common queries that people have regarding the partnership-based visa application.

So, if you’re planning to apply for a New Zealand partnership-based Visa, attend the session to find insights, tips, and assistance that will maximise the chances of your application approval.

Register For the Live Session

Topic: Partnership-Based Visa: New Zealand – How to make a successful application

When: 29th May 2020 (Friday)

Time: 5:00 pm NZT

Host: Vandana Rai

Panellists: Himanshu Rai, Vineet Bhardwaj, and Manmeet Singh Grover
(All the four speakers are licensed immigration advisers who have extensive experience of working with hundreds of couples and helping them with their New Zealand visa requirements.)

Who should register: People – engaged, married, or in a relationship and want to know more about New Zealand Partnership Visa.

How to register: https://zfrmz.com/bCUXdP8FqkFmaFBlgoiI

For more information, please get in touch with us.

Author Details

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Vandana Rai

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Vandana Rai is a Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser and has built a reputation around her rare set of skills, which could be considered ideal for her legal profession.

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