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Can I gain a work visa on the back of my girlfriend's work visa ?

Old Feb 11th 2013, 7:29 pm
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Default Can I gain a work visa on the back of my girlfriend's work visa ?

and i are thinking of relocating to NEW ZEALAND, she is canadian and im a temporary foreign worker here in canada. I am from Croatia originally. she is a skilled worker and has a job offer there. what are our options, can i get a work permit based on her job offer. would us getting married help us in any way ? thank you
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and i are thinking of relocating to NEW ZEALAND, she is canadian and im a temporary foreign worker here in canada. I am from Croatia originally. she is a skilled worker and has a job offer there. what are our options, can i get a work permit based on her job offer. would us getting married help us in any way ? thank you
Hi there.
I've been looking over your past posts to try and get a feel of where you are at. It can sometimes help.

No. Getting married will make no difference at all.

How long have you been with your girlfriend please? I can't see any previous mention of her, apart from a post by username 'crybaby' talking about a US partner.


edit... I've also tweaked your thread title to better reflect your query.
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Old Feb 11th 2013, 8:16 pm
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since august 2012. so what are our options?
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since august 2012. so what are our options?
You are welcome . Happy to help.


Her option is to come here and take up her employment . If her work is seen as skilled, she could go on to apply to become NZ resident.
As job opportunities can be a little hard to come by , I'd say well done to her.

If you can prove a long term, ongoing, stable relationship then you would apply for a temp work visa under the 'family stream' on the back of her application


From what you write though, this is a new relationship of under one year duration so I am not sure that NZIS will be happy it meets their criteria.
Still. Nothing to stop you trying is there.

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Factors that have a bearing on whether two people are living together in a partnership that is genuine and stable include but are not limited to:
  1. the duration of the parties relationship;
  2. the existence, nature, and extent of the parties' common residence;
  3. the degree of financial dependence or interdependence, and any arrangements for financial support, between the parties;
  4. the common ownership, use, and acquisition of property by the parties;
  5. the degree of commitment of the parties to a shared life;
  6. children of the partnership, including the common care and support of such children by the parties;
  7. the performance of common household duties by the partners; and
  8. the reputation and public aspects of the relationship.
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hah thanks this would happen in the beginning of 2014. we are still in canada. her work is considered highly skilled, as she is a psychiatrist.this is a good news
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hah thanks this would happen in the beginning of 2014. we are still in canada. her work is considered highly skilled, as she is a psychiatrist.this is a good news
I thought she had a job offer from what you wrote. Easily confused am I

This profession requires NZ medical council registration.

You will really need to live together for the duration to prove a long term stable relationship.

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they want her, as she applied for the position aorund the time we met and they still want her. i just want to follow her thats all, she told me she needs to have her paperwork ready by may this year if she wants to go there in the wintertime
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