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L5.1 Who may be included in a direct application for a...
L5.1 Who may be included in a direct application for a limited purpose visa or permit
- Each must complete a separate application form.
- The of a principal applicant, and aged 19 or younger, may be included in an application for a further limited purpose permit and, if intending to travel together, in applications for limited purpose visas if:
- their express purpose is the same as, or is dependent upon, the principal applicant's express purpose; and
- the principal applicant's express purpose is other than study or work.
- For the purpose of inclusion in an application, a partner is a person who meets the definition of partner in E4.1.10. Partners who do not meet this definition must apply for visas or permits in their own right.
- Every person applying for a limited purpose visa or permit for the purpose of study must complete a separate application form. Partners and dependent children of such persons must complete a separate application form for a limited purpose visa or permit appropriate to their needs (see L5.5). Their express purpose will be to accompany the principal applicant while the principal applicant's express purpose is being achieved.
Example: a dependent child intending to attend school in New Zealand must apply for a limited purpose permit with a condition that allows study.
- For the purpose of lodging an application, 'children of the principal applicant' means biological or adopted children of the principal applicant and/or the principal applicant's partner (if the partner is included in the application).
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.
L5.1.5 Definition of 'dependent child'
Immigration Regulations 1999 reg 20
The definition of 'dependent child' in E4.1.5 applies to limited purpose entry, with any necessary modifications.
L5.1.10 Definition of 'partner'
The definition of 'partner' in E4.1.10 applies to limited purpose entry, with any necessary modifications.