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Partnership Visas New Zealand

If your partner is a New Zealand citizen or they hold a relevant visa, you could be eligible to apply for a visa to come to New Zealand.

There are a wide range of partnership-based visas for New Zealand that allow the partners of visa holders and/or citizens to come to New Zealand for the same time frame as their partner’s visa.

Certain types of visas allow you, as the visa holder’s partner, to be able to study, work, or live in New Zealand. Each partner visa option has certain eligibility requirements and restrictions that must be adhered to, however there are many different options available.

One key requirement of all partnership-based visas is that you must prove that you and your partner are living in genuine and stable relationship.
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Partner Visa Types

Visas for Partners of New Zealand Citizens or Resident Visa Holders

If your partner is a citizen of New Zealand or holds a resident visa for New Zealand, you may be eligible for a number of different visas, including:

  • Partner of New Zealander Resident Visa
    this visa allows those who have a partner who is a New Zealand citizen or resident visa holder, to apply for residency in New Zealand. You will be able to live work and study in New Zealand. You will be able to stay indefinitely.
  • Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa
    if your partner is a New Zealand citizen or resident visa holder, you can apply to visit New Zealand. You can explore New Zealand and study for up to 3 months. You can stay for up to 24 months.
  • Partner of a New Zealander Work Visa
    with this visa, if your partner is a New Zealand citizen or resident, you can apply for a work visa. You can work in New Zealand for the duration of your visa and study for up to 3 months. You will be able to stay for between 1-2 years with this type of visa.

Each of these visas have certain restrictions and allowances, including the length of time that you can stay in New Zealand – from 1 year to indefinitely.

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Partner Visa Types

Visas for Partners of New Zealand Student Visa Holders

If your partner holds a New Zealand study visa, you may be eligible to apply for a number of different New Zealand visas too. Some of the visas you could apply for include:

  • Partner of a Student Visitor Visa
    this visa allows you to visit New Zealand if you have a partner who is studying on a visa in New Zealand. You can study with type of visa for up to 3 months but cannot work. You can stay for the duration of your partner student visa.
  • Partner of a Student Work Visa
    if your partner holds a relevant study visa in New Zealand, you may be able to apply to work in New Zealand for the same duration as their visa. You can also study for up to 3 months with this type of visa.
  • Partner of an NZ Scholarship Student Work Visa
    this visa type allows you to work in New Zealand while your partner is in New Zealand on an MFAT-funded NZ Scholarship. You can stay for the same duration as their visa.

Certain restrictions and allowances apply, and specific requirements will need to be met for each visa type too.

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Partner Visa Types

Visas for Partners of New Zealand Military Visa Holders

If your partner holds a military visa in New Zealand, you could be eligible for a number of different New Zealand visas, including:

  • Partner of Military Visitor Visa
    this visa allows you to visit New Zealand while your partner is in New Zealand on their military visa. You can visit for the same duration as your partner’s military visa, you can study for up to 3 months, but you cannot work during your time in New Zealand.
  • Partner of Military Work Visa
    with this visa you can come to New Zealand for the same duration as your partner’s military visa period and you can work during your time in New Zealand. You can also study for up to 3 months.

Certain restrictions and allowances apply, and specific requirements will need to be met for each visa type too.

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Partner Visa Types

Visas for Marriage in New Zealand

If you plan to visit New Zealand to marry your partner who is a New Zealand citizen or resident, there are various visa options available to you based on your circumstances. These are:

  • Culturally Arranged Marriage Visitor Visa
    if you have recently married a New Zealand citizen in an arranged marriage or plan to marry in New Zealand, this visa allows you to visit New Zealand. The aim of this visa is to allow you to start living with your partner to then be able to apply for a partnership visa.
  • General visitor visa
    this visa is the right option if you plan to marry your New Zealand based partner when the marriage has not been arranged. These visas are usually issued for no longer than 3 months.

Certain criteria must be met, and allowances and restrictions do apply.

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How Immigration Chambers Can Help

Immigration law can be complex and overwhelming, but here at Immigration Chambers, we’re here to make understanding your options and securing the right New Zealand visa for you a lot easier.

Our team of immigration specialists include accredited immigration lawyers and licensed immigration advisers who are not only vastly experienced in all manner of immigration law matters but are also well versed in the latest immigration laws and restrictions for New Zealand.

When you’re looking to come to New Zealand on a partnership-based visa, we can help you by ensuring that you’re applying for the right visa type and that you meet the requirements of the visa.

We can also help to ensure that you have provided all of the right information and avoid making costly mistakes. There are lots of different options that makes immigrating to New Zealand possible, so we will listen to you to understand your situation – making sure you achieve the right visa for you.

Why Choose Immigration Chambers for New Zealand Immigration matters?

Here’s why people choose Immigration Chambers for assistance with immigration and visas for New Zealand:

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Immigration and visa matters are often complex but we’re here to take the stress and confusion out of the process and ensure that you have the right information for your situation.

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Our team is made up of qualified immigration experts – both immigration lawyers and immigration advisers. Our knowledge is up-to-date and accurate.

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We pride ourselves on being able to advise businesses and individuals on all aspects of immigration law and ensure that our advice leads to successful outcomes.

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We will always keep you up to date with the latest news and any changes to policies and laws that could impact your visa application.

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“I would highly recommend Immigration Chambers for its quality service and reasonable fees. I found Shiv and David very cooperative and Proactive. I am very happy with the results I have received for my partnership Visa. The whole process was stress free and very smooth. I wish all the best for the whole team 👍🏻.”
Tenji Dolma
Tenji Dolma
I highly recommend the Immigration Chamber for the quality of their work!! Thanks to Valerie I got my student visa in record time. Her availability, her follow-up and her dedication have made a real difference for me. If I have one more thing to tell you all is that if you have any kinds of request regarding immigration, do not hesitate and contact them!!
Guillaume Mallet
Guillaume Mallet
“I am very grateful to the Immigration Chambers for their help with my difficult case, they did everything professionally, on time and we are happy with the result. Will recommend for sure !)”
Angelika Sigaenko
Angelika Sigaenko
“I highly recommend David and his team. My partner got visa after 2 year waiting. We received PPI, IC helped us solve it. They are very professional and friendly. Excellent service.”
Sammanuel Nguyen
Sammanuel Nguyen
“Our residency has finally been approved recently and it’s a big relief after 26 months waiting in uncertianty. Thanks for the very honest and professional services from Immigration Chambers, especially Wilson, my main contact. He was very caring and guided us through this difficult journey. Really appreciated!”
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