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    Default How to start reading the details of NZ long term resident and citizenship

    Hello,

    My wife is a phd student in NZ. She asked me about this topic. Could anybody please let me know from where we should read the details? Actually,I know the main one is immigration NZ website. It seems complicated for me actually. Could anybody guide us about it and any idea to understand the easiest way for such a person to get long term permit?

    If anybody wants to know the details my wife is a phd in architectural engineering and she will be finished normally at the end of 2023. Though she could extend it in case required. I am a phd student in Europe (mechanical engineering) who gets permission to remote work on project. I want to join her by applying partnership work visa. She will renew visa next month and attach my application as a group.

    What would be the best option for us to stay for long term in NZ?

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    This forum cannot provide you with advice tailored to your individual and joint circumstances. For this, you need a licensed immigration adviser. Start here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelerei View Post
    This forum cannot provide you with advice tailored to your individual and joint circumstances. For this, you need a licensed immigration adviser. Start here.
    Thanks but I do not need advice I think you did not read my query carefully.I need a link that help me to understand all rules of resident permit in NZ and anything help me to know how can we obtain long term residency

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    Probably the most straightforward way to begin is with INZ website factsheets about the various visas. For instance, here https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...-resident-visa is the one about Residence through the Skilled Migrant Category - this is possibly the route that your wife will have to take eventually, by getting a qualifying job offer when she has finished her studies. You will see that the page has tabs for different aspects of what your wife needs to know, e.g. the Criteria tab lists the requirements, and has links to the Evidence needed in each case. Because of the long processing time for Residence, most people first apply for some kind of Work Visa to enable them to start working legally, while their Residence application is in the system. One possible is this. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...tudy-work-visa
    Or this, which leads to a different route to Residence if it suits to be tied to the one employer. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...oyer-work-visa
    Also, this https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...nce-categories, involving the Green List (links on that page) is a new set of visas now coming into use - we haven't had anyone on the forum go this route yet, as it's so new. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...nce-categories and there is also a Work To Residence possibility.

    Similarly, here https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...lders#overview is the factsheet about the Partner of a Student visa. However, notice carefully the requirements for proof of a live-in relationship needed to qualify as a partner - it's not sufficient to be married. Here https://www.google.com/search?client...of+partnership are old threads about proof of partnership, to show you the kind of thing you have to supply.

    Note: there is no quick and easy way to understand all your options. Just at the moment, the NZ government seems to be revising requirements as they try to sort out the mess that happened because of the pandemic, so some visas which used to be available and that we were familiar with aren't there any more, and everyone has to readjust to the new possibilities. The INZ News and Notifications page https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...-notifications is the place to watch to know about the latest tweaks.

    Good luck.

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