To help you make sure you have everything you need to apply, please print out our checklist and follow the steps to apply.
Print and complete the form Partnership-based Temporary Visa Application PDF [653KB].
Also available is the Partnership-based Temporary Visa Guide PDF [639KB], which will help you to apply.
If you cannot print the form and guide, they are available from your nearest Immigration New Zealand branch.
You must submit everything listed at the front of the application form:
If you do not submit the required information with your application we cannot accept it for processing. This is the only evidence for which you need to provide original documents. For all other evidence, please supply photocopies only, as the documents will not be returned to you.
Note: Many of our branches provide checklists with local requirements on their branch web pages.
You and your partner must provide evidence that you are living together in a genuine and stable relationship, and evidence of the duration of your relationship. This may include photocopies of:
You will also need to supply:
The other evidence you must supply depends on your partner's immigration status.
You must supply evidence that your partner is a New Zealand citizen or residence class visa holder.
You must supply evidence of your partner’s work visa or eligibility to obtain a work visa.
You must supply evidence of your partner’s student visa or eligibility to obtain a student visa to study for:
You must supply evidence of your partner’s student visa or eligibility to obtain a student visa as a NZAP supported student.
The evidence that you supply depends on how long you intend to work in New Zealand.
You must provide a completed Chest X-Ray Certificate (INZ 1096) PDF if you have risk factors for tuberculosis. If you have already provided this certificate within the last 36 months you may not need to provide a new certificate.
You must provide a completed medical certificate and Chest X-ray Certificate (INZ 1096) PDF. If you are not the partner of a New Zealand citizen or resident the medical certificate you must provide is a General Medical Certificate (INZ 1007) PDF.
If you are the partner of a New Zealand citizen or resident and you meet the requirements to be granted residence under the Partnership Category, the medical certificate you must provide is a Limited Medical Certificate (INZ 1201) PDF. However, if you were eligible for inclusion in your partner’s residence application (if applicable) but were not included in, or were withdrawn from your partner’s residence application, you must provide a General Medical Certificate (INZ 1007).
These certificates must be less than 3 months old when you submit your application unless you have already provided these certificates in the last 36 months.
Pregnant women and children under the age of 11 years are not required to submit chest X-ray certificates unless a special report is required.
For full details on health requirements, see our guide Health Requirements (INZ 1121) PDF.
If you are applying for a work visa for two years or more, you must provide a police certificate, less than six months old, from your country of citizenship and from any country in which you have lived for five or more years since reaching 17 years of age.
If you are overseas, your application must be made and approved before you travel to New Zealand. Find out where to send your application.
If you are in New Zealand, you must send your application to your nearest Immigration New Zealand branch.
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