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Old Oct 11th 2006, 5:56 pm
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I am currently on holiday in UK (6 month Visitors Visa) and have met the man of my dreams. He is from the UK and I am from NZ.
We plan on going back to NZ to start our lives together, not to mention that we will also be having our first child mid next year. However we also plan on getting married.
Can anyone provide us with info on how to apply so that my partner or husband to be can legally stay in NZ...what steps do we need to take ????? Thanks for your help...LW
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Originally Posted by lilliewhite
I am currently on holiday in UK (6 month Visitors Visa) and have met the man of my dreams. He is from the UK and I am from NZ.
We plan on going back to NZ to start our lives together, not to mention that we will also be having our first child mid next year. However we also plan on getting married.
Can anyone provide us with info on how to apply so that my partner or husband to be can legally stay in NZ...what steps do we need to take ????? Thanks for your help...LW
You have to have a residents visa...to get this you need to prove that you have been in a stable relationship, with items such as bills that show you live together, photographs, holiday itineraries etc, all the sorts of things that prove you are in a relationship together and have been for a period of time, the visa form will tell you the sorts of things you need, it does state that a marriage certificate is not enough, they require other evidence. Also you need a police certificate (to prove you dont have a criminal record) have a medical and also there is a form that your partner will need to get signed by a JP or a notary public

I think there is a couple of things that I have forgotten but others will prompt if i have...this is meant for the uk passport holder not the kiwi by the way

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Default Re: UK partner and I (Kiwi) moving to NZ

Originally Posted by lilliewhite
I am currently on holiday in UK (6 month Visitors Visa) and have met the man of my dreams. He is from the UK and I am from NZ.
We plan on going back to NZ to start our lives together, not to mention that we will also be having our first child mid next year. However we also plan on getting married.
Can anyone provide us with info on how to apply so that my partner or husband to be can legally stay in NZ...what steps do we need to take ????? Thanks for your help...LW
start here
http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra.../canimovetonz/

do some research on requirements for a partnership visa, but i think you have to have lived together for at least a year in order to prove you are a bona fide couple. but maybe they will be more lenient if you are pregnant, i dont know.

however, if he is under 30 he can come to nz independantly on a working holiday visa and when you have been together long enough you may be able to sponsor him (but check this, ie check if you can sponsor somebody on a WHV)

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...idayscheme.htm

have fun.....immigration is sooooooooooo much fun
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however, if he is under 30 he can come to nz independantly on a working holiday visa and when you have been together long enough you may be able to sponsor him (but check this, ie check if you can sponsor somebody on a WHV)
You can. This is how I got PR.



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Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
You can. This is how I got PR.



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Hi Lillie,

My hubby's a Kiwi and we are all going (4 kids) under the Partnership Policy. Might be the same - where you have to sponsor him. Think you have to show you've been together for 12 months minimum and be prepared to finance him for the first 2 years - no benefits, social security etc. I would think his best bet initally is the working visa if possible. Rather than wait another 6 months - yawn!!

We could all have gone with return tickets for 6 months and then applied for residency under the partnership policy from within NZ, but we struggle to find the front door of a morning, never mind the relevant paperwork once we've already moved!!
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be prepared to finance him for the first 2 years - no benefits, social security etc. I would think his best bet initally is the working visa if possible. Rather than wait another 6 months - yawn!!

I got unemployment benefit on a WHV!!! Didn't ask for it - when my girlfriend went to sign on they asked about me, she said but hes British, they said doesn't matter - gave me the dole too!!!



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Thank you for all your responses, unfortunately we cannot prove by way of bills, accounts etc to state that we have been together in a stable relationship as we only met a few months ago. Also we are both in our late 30's so the WHV is out of the question. However I will look at the sites provided and go from there. So Thanks again .

Just another question.....would it be fine for him (UK Citizen) to travel to NZ on a Visitors Visa and then change his status later? Also he had a criminal record 10 years ago and I do believe the entry card into NZ asks "If you have ever had a criminal record" should this be declared even if it was 10 years ago? Cheers LW
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Just another question.....would it be fine for him (UK Citizen) to travel to NZ on a Visitors Visa and then change his status later? Also he had a criminal record 10 years ago and I do believe the entry card into NZ asks "If you have ever had a criminal record" should this be declared even if it was 10 years ago? Cheers LW
Yes you can get another visa after a visitors visa (rather than "changing visas) but check with MZ immigration about your own particular circumstances.

Yes you need to declare the criminal record. Unless it was a major offence or a serial of offences you should be OK.



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Hi Ya Buzzy,

The offence was regarding drugs/cannabis where he was institutionalised for 12 months. How does one rate the offence and Thank god it was only one offence!!! Dont think I could deal with many more!!!! Cheers LW

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Yes you can get another visa after a visitors visa (rather than "changing visas) but check with MZ immigration about your own particular circumstances.

Yes you need to declare the criminal record. Unless it was a major offence or a serial of offences you should be OK.



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Hi Ya Buzzy,

The offence was regarding drugs/cannabis where he was institutionalised for 12 months. How does one rate the offence and Thank god it was only one offence!!! Dont think I could deal with many more!!!! Cheers LW
Do you mean he was in prison for 12 months? You may need to speak to an immigration agent about this as that may be considered quite serious.



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Unfortunately YES in prison.

Thanks for the advice.....Cheers LW
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Do you mean he was in prison for 12 months? You may need to speak to an immigration agent about this as that may be considered quite serious.



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