WORK TO RESIDENCE VISA
The Partner of a New Zealander Work Visa is a unique immigration option designed to facilitate the reunification of couples in New Zealand. This visa is specifically tailored for individuals who have a partner that is either a New Zealand citizen or a resident. By granting the opportunity to work and live in New Zealand, this visa recognizes and supports the importance of family unity.
This visa permits the holder to work in New Zealand, offering a pathway for those in committed relationships to join their New Zealand citizen or resident partners. The duration of the visa varies depending on the length of the relationship. If the couple has been living together for more than 12 months, the visa is valid for 2 years. For those with a partnership of less than 12 months, the visa allows a stay of 1 year.
1. Stay in New Zealand: The visa allows individuals to stay in New Zealand, providing an opportunity to build a life together.
2. Accompany Your Partner: You can come to New Zealand with your partner, enhancing the experience of living and working in the country together.
3. Work Privileges: Holders of this visa are permitted to work in New Zealand, contributing to the local workforce and economy.
4. Study Opportunity: The visa also allows for a study period of up to 3 months, enabling individuals to pursue educational opportunities during their stay.
Things to Note:
1. Visa Duration: The Partner of a New Zealander Work Visa has a maximum duration of 2 years. However, before it expires, individuals may apply for residence based on their partnership.
2. Dependent Children: Unfortunately, dependent children cannot be included in the visa application. However, they have the option to apply for visas based on their relationship to the visa holder.
The Partner of a New Zealander Work Visa serves as a bridge for partners to come together, fostering family connections and contributing to the multicultural fabric of New Zealand.