You must be living together (and have been for a minimum of 12 months) in a genuine and stable relationship. You must also:
With your application you must supply evidence that your partnership is genuine and stable.
Your New Zealand partner will have to supply:
If you were eligible to be included as a partner of a principal applicant in an earlier successful application under the General Skills, Residence from Work, Skilled Migrant, Business Immigration or Business Investor categories, but were not at the time included in the application, you will have to meet the requirements of the English Language policy applying at the time you make your application under the Partnership Category.
Use our quick check and our examples to find out if you are likely to be approved residence.
If your application is approved, we will issue you with a residence class visa enabling you to live in New Zealand indefinitely.
If you are unable to meet our requirements, we will not grant you residence.
Think you meet these requirements? You can apply under our Family Partnership Category.
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