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principal applicant (limited purpose)
From policy: L5.1 Who may be included in a direct application for a limited purpose visa or permit
L5.1.1 Definition of 'principal applicant'
- For limited purpose visa or permit applications the principal applicant is identified as follows:
- the principal applicant is the person who is declared to be the principal applicant on that application; or
- for applications for a limited purpose visa or permit to be granted for the purpose of study, the principal applicant is the person whose express purpose is study; or
- if the express purpose of one or more persons in an application is to accompany another person also in the application, the principal applicant must be that other person; or
- if two or more persons in an application share the same express purpose and that express purpose does not depend on the express purpose of any other person also in the application, the principal applicant may be any one of those two or more persons.
Example: a husband and wife, both doctors, wish to attend a medical conference in New Zealand. Their dependent child is to accompany them. Either the husband or the wife may be the principal applicant.
- When the application is assessed, all persons included in the application will be assessed against the policy criteria for limited purpose entry.