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Old Sep 5th 2015, 7:11 am
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Hi,
This is my first post so please bear with me.

Our situation is as follows. I am married to a a kiwi (lady not the bird), we are planning to move out in October 2016. I have completed my application for a visa under the 'partner support'. I am a prison officer (24 years) and ex serviceman (army) both with exemplary records. How long should the application take?
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Old Sep 5th 2015, 9:05 am
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says 3 months
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Old Sep 5th 2015, 11:18 am
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Thanks. The application is ready to go, we go on holiday in a few weeks, I am a little bit concerned that they could potentially hold my passport for a long time.
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If you need your passport then send in a certified copy with your application. You will need to send it in at the end for the visas to be stuck in obviously
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Thanks for this, hopefully this should be a quick process as my wife is from new Zealand, I am in good health and no criminal record (Prison Service for 24yrs).
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I've just been through this process, it took a few days short of three months. We had a very straight forward application, no issues.
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Thanks, we want to have all documentation ready to go by the 24th September and have it sent off to New Zealand House.

In reference to the fee for a partner application, I have been told it is £140, when a colleague told me he was applying he said he paid £125 - I am very confused.
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fees at the London office are here:http://www.immigration.govt.nz/templ...ACHEHINT=Guest

I get 185pounds from UK office for a work visa of a partner of a NZ Citizen, but not covinced.

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You should be fine in sending a certified copy of your passport off with the immigration forms. I did this when applying for my residency visa (from inside NZ). The only time I had to physically send my passport away was when I needed to get the sticker put in it (which is right at the end of the process and once everything has been approved) and that took only a few days.
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Thanks for all your help on this, the application officially started on Monday 31st August and was completed today. All I have to do is just sit back and wait.
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