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    Default Work visa under partnership & PR

    Hi all,

    I have some confusions here and hoping you can help me to figure out.

    My partner is a NZ citizen, he had supported his ex to obtain the work visa (under partnership) in 2011 and PR in the same year.
    Do I need to wait for 5 years before applying for work visa (under partnership)?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Yes, I'm afraid you do.

    F2.10.10 a ii here http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/i30875.htm
    F2.10.10 Definition of ‘eligible to support a residence class visa application under the Partnership Category’

    For a New Zealand partner (F2.10.2) to be eligible to support a residence class visa application under the Partnership Category they:
    ...
    must not have acted as a partner in a successful application for a residence class visa in the five years immediately preceding the date the current application is made
    And WF2 b iii here http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/40501.htm, concerning partner sponsored work visas has this, showing that that limitation ALSO applies to a work visa.
    the New Zealand partner...
    is an eligible partner under residence family category instructions (see F2.10.10).

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    Thanks JandM,

    Guess I will be in trouble...Do you think that I could possibly get the Work visa in the 4th year?

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    No. The instructions quoted there say your partner can't sponsor again until five years after the previous time.

    What is your present visa situation? I mean, what visa are you now on, and what visas (if any) have you had before?

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