SM10.10 Award of points
A partner's offer of skilled employment or current skilled employment in New Zealand only qualifies for points under this provision if:
- the partner's offer of skilled employment or current skilled employment meets the requirements for 'skilled employment' as set out in SM7; and
- the principal applicant's partner is included in the application; and
- the partner meets the English language requirements for principal applicants (see SM5.15); and
- an immigration officer is satisfied that the principal applicant and their partner have been living together for 12 months or more in a partnership that is genuine and stable (see F2.10.1) and otherwise meets criteria for Partnership Category (see F2.15).