Newzealand Dependent Visa
If your husband/wife is studying in New Zealand, it is easy to join them if you get a spouse visa for yourself. Not only you, but your children can join you and stay in New Zealand till the time your spouse’s course gets over. New Zealand Dependent Visa permits worldwide understudies and professionals to call their families under the Dependent Visa.
Partner means the spouse, civil union partner of the applicant where the couple have been living together for 12 months or more. This may include same-sex couples. Children of 19 years of age or younger, unmarried will be considered dependents.
If you are applying for a dependent visa, you need your application to be reliant on being the partner of a student in New Zealand. There needs to be certain criteria that need to be fulfilled before you may be granted a dependent visa.
The immigration officer needs to be satisfied that the following criteria are met:
- Applicant couple complies with the minimum requirements for recognition of a partnership
- The couple is living together in a genuine relationship
- Their partner (the main applicant for student visa) supports the application
- Their partner (the main applicant for student visa) meets the character requirements for partners supporting ‘partnership-based temporary entry class visa applications’.
- Your partner must hold a New Zealand student visa to study for a level 7 or higher qualification on the NZQF in an area of skill shortage as specified in the Long Term Skill Shortage List or a postgraduate qualification.
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