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Carlos4441 Mar 30th 2019 9:15 pm

Accredited Employer Visa/Partner Visa process
 
Hello all, long time lurker first time poster here :) I have a quick question regarding the the visa process, I'm hoping that someone has gone through same experience.

So, me and my gf arrived in NZ in Jan on normal working holiday visas , she has begun work for a company, and her company has been recently made an accredited company - she has also jus had a promotion and has desired skills for the role she does.

Her bosses have encouraged her to apply for a talent work visa, of which we all confident in achieving - me on the other hand just works temp admin roles in the city (Auckland FYI) - so in this situation:

When my partner applies for her talent visa, must I wait for that to be accepted before I cna apply for the partner visa?

Or cna I apply at the same time has a separate application? And if we doing it online how does it work?eg. How can immigration link me and my partners applications?

Just seems a tad confusing - the process Confuses me! I'm sure someone has simular experiences that could assist? :)

Must say, it's been bloody warm since we arrived yikes!

escapedtonz Mar 31st 2019 10:32 am

Re: Accredited Employer Visa/Partner Visa process
 
No you don't have to wait and I wouldn't advise it.
It is mch better for you to apply for the partner of a work visa holder visa at the same time as your partner applies for the Talent/Accredited Employer Visa. Do two separate applications attaching and enclosing all the necessary documentary evidence to each one, keep them separate but place them in one envelope to Immigration so the case officer has both at the same time and doesn't have to go searching for cross referencing info. Much easier for the CO to process them both together although highly likely your partner will get the Talent/Accredited Employer Visa first then your partnership visa follow a little while later.
Not sure how it'd work if you both applied online. Maybe your partner applies for the Talent/Accredited Employer visa first and then you apply for the partnership work visa but mark on your application the visa application reference number of your partners Talent/Accredited Employer application. I'm sure there will be questions in there relating to your partners visa application or status. You should be able to download the application document and supporting documents so you know what details you both have to give and note where you can add important supporting information. Believe me it ain't rocket science.

cd44 Jul 26th 2019 8:26 pm

Re: Accredited Employer Visa/Partner Visa process
 
I am in a similar situation. I will be applying for the Talent visa but wasn't sure if my wife would have to wait for mine to be approved before she applies for the partner of a worker work visa for her and my son. It does seem a tad confusing, especially when reading the 'funds' and 'onward travel' section. I will effectively be her sponsor, however, it does say on the criteria about the sponsor being a NZ resident. Now at first I thought that was a bit strange, but since I'll technically be classed as a resident - although a temporary one - I should still qualify as a sponsor for her shouldn't I?

Also on the onward travel section, does she really need to book a flight home for at the end of the 2 year temp visa? Or does she just need to prove she has the funds to pay for a flight home for her and our son? Even though we will be applying for a resident visa after the 2 years are over.

escapedtonz Jul 27th 2019 11:44 am

Re: Accredited Employer Visa/Partner Visa process
 

Originally Posted by cd44 (Post 12715445)
I am in a similar situation. I will be applying for the Talent visa but wasn't sure if my wife would have to wait for mine to be approved before she applies for the partner of a worker work visa for her and my son. It does seem a tad confusing, especially when reading the 'funds' and 'onward travel' section. I will effectively be her sponsor, however, it does say on the criteria about the sponsor being a NZ resident. Now at first I thought that was a bit strange, but since I'll technically be classed as a resident - although a temporary one - I should still qualify as a sponsor for her shouldn't I?

Also on the onward travel section, does she really need to book a flight home for at the end of the 2 year temp visa? Or does she just need to prove she has the funds to pay for a flight home for her and our son? Even though we will be applying for a resident visa after the 2 years are over.

No she doesn't have to wait until yours is approved. It is much easier for the CO to process them together.
I don't think you are classed as a sponsor as such. I think the term is supporter nowadays. So you'll apply for the Talent Visa, your wife the Partnership Work Visa, you'll then also have to complete a separate document that supports your partners application then there'll be separate visa applications for each child depending if they of school age or not. If they are they'll need dependent study visas and if not dependent visit visas.

No she doesn't need to book a flight. Nor do you since yours is also a temporary work visa. You can't book flights so far in advance anyways. 1 year max I believe. I also don't think you need to prove funds as you'll be working so have the means to pay for a flight.


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