What is a partner visa?

First it needs to be established if the applicant is eligible for under the New Zealand Partners Category. The relationship must be of a genuine nature and stable, as well as being entered into with a view to it being exclusive and long term and likely to last.
The New Zealand partner must also be able to show:
* Proof of their residency status
* That New Zealand is there primary place of residence
* That they are eligible supporting sponsors

What counts as a partner?

A partnership is represented by a union which is either:
* A legal marriage.
* A civil union.
* A de facto relationship.

What is the fourfold test for partners wishing to migrate to New Zealand?

The fourfold test is the basis on which an immigration officer will make their decision with regards to establishing whether the partnership qualifies under the New Zealand Partners Category
The immigration officer is required to gather and examine evidence, such as documentation and interviews, until they are satisfied the following 4 elements are satisfied or not:

* Credibility- that both the partner and applicant are credible in the evidence they present
* Living together – barring any special circumstance preventing it, that the partners are living together
* That the partnership is genuine – the reasons for entering into and remaining in the partnership are genuine
* That the partnership is stable – the partnership is exclusive and of a long term nature

What is a family stream work visa?

A New Zealand partner visa for work, within the family stream, offers the opportunity for partners of New Zealand Citizens and Visa holders to obtain a work visa.