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Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa

The Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa (Partnership Residence) in New Zealand is a pathway to residency designed for individuals in genuine and committed relationships with New Zealand citizens or residents. Administered by Immigration New Zealand, this visa category allows partners or spouses to join their loved ones in New Zealand and, eventually, obtain permanent residency.

Partnership Residence Visa​

The Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa (Partnership Residence) in New Zealand is a pathway to residency designed for individuals in genuine and committed relationships with New Zealand citizens or residents. Administered by Immigration New Zealand, this visa category allows partners or spouses to join their loved ones in New Zealand and, eventually, obtain permanent residency.

Who Is Eligible For The Partnership Residence Visa?

To be eligible for the Partnership Residence Visa, applicants must meet specific criteria:

1. Genuine Relationship: Applicants must demonstrate that they are in a genuine and stable partnership or marriage with a New Zealand citizen or resident. This includes opposite-sex and same-sex couples.

 

2. Sponsorship: A New Zealand citizen or resident partner must be willing to sponsor their partner’s residence visa application.

 

3. Length of Relationship: The length of the partnership is an important factor. In general, applicants must have been living together in a genuine and stable relationship for a minimum period, often 12 months or more.

 

4. Health and Character: Like all New Zealand visa categories, applicants must meet health and character requirements and provide evidence of their good health and character.

Visa Stages

The Partner Visitor Visa typically consists of three stages:

1. Application Submission: The sponsoring partner in New Zealand initiates the process by submitting an application on behalf of the couple. This application includes detailed information about the relationship, financial sponsorship, and supporting documents.

 

2. Temporary Visa: Initially, successful applicants are granted a temporary visa that allows them to live and work in New Zealand. This visa is typically valid for two years.

 

3. Residence Visa Application: After residing in New Zealand on the temporary visa and continuing to meet partnership requirements, applicants can submit an application for a residence visa. This application includes documentation to prove the ongoing genuineness and stability of the relationship.

Benefits

The Partnership Residence Visa offers numerous benefits:

1. Permanent Residency: Holders of this visa, along with their immediate family members such as dependent children, are granted permanent residency in New Zealand, allowing them to live, work, and study in the country indefinitely.

2. Access to Services: Visa holders have access to New Zealand’s healthcare and education systems as permanent residents.

3. Path to Citizenship: After meeting specific residency requirements, visa holders may become eligible to apply for New Zealand citizenship.

Our Visa Services

Once you contact the team at Absolute Immigration, we will arrange a discovery call to find out more about your situation.

After our discovery call, your dedicated Migration Agent will develop a Migration Strategy that will outline the steps involved and the details required to lodge your Partnership Residence visa application.

Once you have approved your Strategy, we take over and begin your application using the documents and information you provide.  On your behalf, we are able to lodge your visa application with Immigration New Zealand which takes away the stress from you!

Apply For A Partnership Residence Visa

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support line: +64 22 641 9411

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email: Arno.Nothnagel@absoluteimmigration.com

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a visa category for the partner of a New Zealand citizen to become a New Zealand resident as well. It offers a pathway to stability, career growth, and the opportunity to contribute to New Zealand’s workforce and society.

Applicants must have a New Zealand resident partner, who is living in New Zealand and willing to sponsor them in the country.

The easiest way to apply for a Partnership Visitor Visa in New Zealand is to contact Absolute Immigration.  A discovery call with our experienced team will ensure you are on the right immigration pathway for your circumstances.

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