New Zealand Partnership Visa Checklist: Are You Ready to Submit?

Applying for a Partnership Visa is an exciting step towards building a life with your loved one in this beautiful country. However, navigating the requirements can be complex. 

This checklist serves as your comprehensive guide of NZ partnership requirements, outlining the essential criteria and evidence needed to ensure a successful application. 

Follow this checklist diligently and ensure you meet all the partnership requirements and be ready to submit.

Personal Requirements:

– [ ] Over 18 years old (or 16-17 with parental consent)

– [ ] In good health meeting the Acceptable Standard of Health (ASH)

– [ ] Not a close relative to your partner

– [ ] No significant character issues, including no history of domestic violence

Partner’s Eligibility:

– [ ] Currently holds a valid and applicable New Zealand visa, or is a current resident or citizen of New Zealand.

– [ ] Over 18 years old (or 16-17 with parental consent)

– [ ] Meets character requirements for visa sponsorship

– [ ] No significant character issues, including no history of domestic violence

If you are applying for a partnership residence visa:

– [ ] Has not sponsored another person on a partnership visa within the last 5 years

– [ ] Has not sponsored more than 1 other person for a partnership visa

– [ ] If previously entered on a partnership visa, has held residency in New Zealand for at least 5 years prior to sponsoring someone else 

Documentation to provide

– [ ] One acceptable photo for each applicant if applying online, or two photos if using a paper application.

– [ ] Copies of both applicants’ passports or certificates of identity.

– [ ] Copies of both applicants’ full birth certificates if applying online, or original full birth certificate or certified copies if using a paper application form (applicable for Partnership Residence Visa).

– [ ] Ensure all documents are dated and cover the required period.

Proof of a Genuine and Stable Relationship

Navigating the requirements for a partnership in New Zealand requires demonstrating the genuineness and stability of your relationship to Immigration New Zealand (INZ). 

While there isn’t a mandatory or defined list of evidence, providing compelling proof is essential. To assist you in this endeavor, we’ve compiled a set of illustrative examples:

  – [ ] Joint ownership or home loan for residential property

  – [ ] Joint rental agreement or rental receipts

  – [ ] Joint utility accounts (power, phone bills)

  – [ ] Joint or individual mail sent to shared address

  – [ ] Marriage or civil union certificates

  – [ ] Birth certificates of shared children

  – [ ] Joint bank accounts, assets, or financial arrangements

  – [ ] Joint credit cards or hire purchase agreements

  – [ ] Regular communication records (emails, chats)

  – [ ] Social media posts or photos together

  – [ ] Letters of support from friends or family recognizing the relationship

How We Can Help You

While understanding the intricacies of partnership requirements in New Zealand can be daunting, we’re dedicated to simplifying the process for you.

Our team is here to provide personalized assessments and tailored assistance throughout your application journey. 

From guiding you through the collection of necessary evidence to ensuring a customized approach to your application, we’re committed to helping you achieve your dream of relocating to New Zealand with your partner. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for support every step of the way. Your dream is within reach, and we’re here to make it a reality.