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I am the partner of a New Zealand citizen/resident and I want to work in New Zealand

A partner of a New Zealand Citizen or New Zealand Resident may apply for Partnership-based visa to work, if the couple meets the application requirements. 

This work application does not require a job offer to be processed.

You should consider applying for this visa if:

  • you are thinking about living here with your New Zealand partner, but want to experience New Zealand life and job market for a while first
  • you want to apply for resident visa to join your New Zealand partner here, but have not yet met the 12 month living together requirement
  • your residence is still undecided, but you would like to remain (and work) here with your New Zealand partner during this process.

Partner of a New Zealander Work Visa 

Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa

What if I do not want to work while I am in New Zealand? 

As a partner of a New Zealand Citizen or resident, you may instead use the same application form to apply for a Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa instead.

Partner of a New Zealander Visitor Visa