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Sponsoring Family

Are your ready to submit your partnership visa in New Zealand?  It’s always best practice your immigration adviser or yourself to put more information than less. This is due to many partnership applications being received by Immigration New Zealand every day. Often the immigration officer doesn’t know as much about your relationship as you do.

Relationship details

Applicants sometimes forget the level of detail which must be included. In particular this is common with young relationships which are less than 3 months old. Often these can require immigration interviews. They must prove they have lived together by using household bills, rental agreements and landlord support letters. Even more surprisingly, wechat, Skype and text dialogue can make up a large part of the relationship evidence, rather than traditional letters and emails.  

The applicant has to prove to INZ that they meet 4 levels of criteria. These briefly include stability, being genuine, receiving support and recognition. Should the officer have concerns or doubts, the application may receive a shorter visa currency or be declined with poor and inconsistent information presented.  There is an easier way to be successful and that is by asking us for advice. For more information on this topic see our Residence partnership visa section so we can assist you.

Link applications

Our Immigration Adviser at Visa4u had a case where a client had previously sponsored his girlfriend with a work visa. They wished to swap their roles with her sponsoring him whilst she was holding a student visa. Many applicants forget when doing this, they need submit separate NZ partnership visa applications. However its important to link them together with good cover letters, relationship and partnership evidence with correct fees. As well as time and money, making the correct application under partnership categories is beneficial for future residence visa applications in NZ.  Fortunately as we were organised, our clients were successful and there were no issues.