WI7.5 Evidence of family violence
Evidence of family violence means:
- a final Protection Order against someone with whom the applicant is living in a family relationship under the Family Violence Act 2018; or
- a relevant New Zealand conviction of someone with whom the applicant is living in a family relationship where the conviction is for a family violence offence against the principal applicant or a dependent child of the principal applicant; or
- a complaint of family violence against someone with whom the applicant is living in a family relationship investigated by the New Zealand Police where the New Zealand Police are satisfied that such family violence has occurred; or
- a statutory declaration from the applicant stating that family violence has occurred and two statutory declarations completed by persons competent to make statutory declarations that family violence has occurred (see WI7.10).
Note: For the purpose of these instructions, 'family violence' has the same meaning as set out in section 9 of the Family Violence Act 2018.