Partners of New Zealand citizens or residents can now apply to travel to New Zealand if they are Australian or from a country on the visa-waiver list. Family members travelling with the New Zealand citizen or resident are also eligible.
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Immigration New Zealand decides whether they believe a relationship is genuine based on the information you provide. One way of showing you are in a genuine relationship is by asking friends or colleagues to write letters of support for you. We can’t provide a sample letter for you to follow but we can help by highlighting who you should ask to write one, what should be in it and what can go wrong.
How did Immigration New Zealand come up with the criteria for the documents required? No doubt policymakers in Wellington sat around brainstorming about the types of documents a couple could usually provide. Naturally they reflected on what documents they personally could get to prove their own relationships. It’s sometimes said that the law reflects the makers; that is certainly true in this case. Unfortunately, whoever designed the rules didn’t realise they were dealing with people who come from countries that don’t operate the same as ours. Hence they failed to give immigration officers appropriate guidance as to what to do when not presented with typical documents as prescribed by the rules.