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    Default Sponsoring a Partner for work visa

    Hi,

    For a work visa based on partnership with a NZ resident/Citizen there are certain condition for a NZ resident/citizen partner to be able to support his/her partner. Most importantly related to supporting previous applications in last 5 years. I wanted to know does supporting a work visa based on partnership also fall under those conditions or its to do with supporting a residence visa application only.

    I would like to support my partner for a work visa and if i do that will it mean if we are no longer together after a couple of years and i meet someone else or get married i wont be able to support them. Or i will only be limited if i sponsor my partner to be a resident.

    Sorry for being repetitive but just wanted to make sure i'm asking the question with right details.

    Cheers.

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    Nobody can sponsor another partner application until five years have passed since they previously did so - any partner application. And nobody can do partner sponsorship more than twice.

    If you are already thinking now that your partnership might be finished in a couple of years, and looking ahead to finding the next, I think you should seriously ask yourself if this partner-sponsoring is the right move.

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    Thanks clarifying, but this is what i found on immigration.govt.nz and that sort. All the points mentioned here have "successful residence application" mentioned which i'm trying to decipher. So if someone just had a work visa but decided not to apply for residence does it still qualify as "successful residence application"?

    Your partner won’t be eligible to support your visa, or a later residence application, if they have:

    • supported a successful residence application for more than one previous partner
    • supported a successful residence application for a previous partner in the last 5 years
    • included a previous partner in a successful residence application in the last 5 years
    • have been included as a partner in a successful residence application in the last 5 years.


    Its not about being sure of relationship bur rather more about being aware what i'm up for, if i have to sponsor my partner. Before signing up for something you need to know the consequences as well.

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    I thought I was sure of what I was remembering, but I've now been hunting and found this, which may help you. http://www.enz.org/forum/showthread....972#post505972

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandM View Post
    I thought I was sure of what I was remembering, but I've now been hunting and found this, which may help you. http://www.enz.org/forum/showthread....972#post505972
    Thanks for the link, that helps.

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