CULTURALLY ARRANGED MARRIAGE VISITOR VISA
If you have recently entered a culturally arranged marriage with a New Zealand citizen or are contemplating such a union in the picturesque landscapes of New Zealand, the Culturally Arranged Marriage Visitor Visa offers you a unique opportunity to spend up to three months living with your partner in this beautiful country. Designed to accommodate individuals who have undergone traditional arranged marriages, this visa allows you to either marry in New Zealand or join your partner after a marriage conducted overseas.
This specialized visa is particularly noteworthy for its emphasis on marriages arranged by individuals other than the couple themselves, such as family members or professional matchmakers, and must adhere to a recognized cultural tradition. The New Zealand government recognizes and respects the diverse cultural practices that lead to arranged marriages, making this visa a testament to the country's commitment to inclusivity and cultural diversity.
It is important to note that if you choose to marry in New Zealand, the wedding ceremony must take place within three months of your arrival. Conversely, if your marriage ceremony occurs outside of New Zealand, you are required to apply for the Culturally Arranged Marriage Visitor Visa within three months of your wedding. This timeframe ensures a streamlined process for those seeking to begin their married life in the vibrant and welcoming atmosphere of New Zealand. Additionally, once you have started living with your partner in New Zealand, you can apply for a partnership visa to extend your stay and continue building your life together in this enchanting country.