Partnership based visas NZ
What is Defined as Partnership by INZ?
- A legal marriage
- A civil union
- A de facto marriage
Your relationship of partnership needs to meet specific criteria set by INZ. Only if you meet the requirements will you be granted a visa based on your partnership. Let us read on to find out the eligibility criteria and conditions to avail of an NZ Partnership visa, enabling you to live together with your partner in New Zealand.
Who can Apply for a Partnership Visa? Minimum Requirements
- Your partner is a New Zealand visa holder (Work, Student, or any other visitor visa holder) or a permanent resident/citizen of NZ.
- Both you and your partner must be aged at least 18 years.
- If you and your partner are 16 or 17 years old, you must have the consent of your parents or guardians to apply for the partnership-based visa.
- You and your partner must have met each other before applying for a visa based on your partnership.
- You and your supporting partners cannot be “close relatives” as defined in the Marriage Act 1995 or the Civil Union Act of 2004.
What are the Accommodation Criteria of Partnership?
- Simply spending time in each other’s houses while continuing to have separate accommodations.
- Sharing accommodation during the span of a holiday.
- Living together on a flatmate arrangement.
What are Some of the Evidence to Prove Genuine and Stable Partnership?
- Marriage certificates or other certificates that attest to your civil union
- Birth certificates of your children
- Proof that your relationship is known to others and recognizable by them
- A joint rental agreement or home loan
- Joint bank accounts
- Evidence you own assets together
- Joint credit cards or hire purchase agreements
- Joint utilities accounts, like power or phone bills
- Photos/videos of you and your partner together
- Proof of conversations via emails, social media, letters, or cards
- evidence you make decisions and plans together
- Evidence you parent together
- Evidence you spend leisure time together
What are Some of the Criteria for Assessing Partnership?
- The length of your relationship as a couple
- The period for which you have lived together
- Your living arrangements
- Whether you support each other financially
- Whether you share a genuine commitment to spending the life together
- How you share financial responsibilities
- How to divide and share household chores
- Your shared responsibilities towards your child/children if you have any
If your partner is living in NZ, then there is no reason why you can’t be with them. Apply for a visa based on a partnership to come together with your partner in New Zealand. You can apply for a work or student visa based on the partnership that will allow you to work or study during your stay in NZ, which will equal your partner’s stay period in NZ. For more information regarding processing and costs, book a consultation right away! Our immigration experts are well-endowed with all the relevant knowledge of visa application and processing and could help you out in this matter.