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De facto partnership visa

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De facto partnership visa

Postby Frankie » Sat 29 Aug 2009 03:13 GMT

Hi there

After you've obtained the partnership visa, does anyone know how to go about also getting the return visa? We didn't request the return visa at the time of the application but was told you could apply for that later.

Thanks!
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Postby Toonster » Tue 1 Sep 2009 13:43 GMT

Hi Frankie,

Welcome to the forums :-)

Is this the returning resident's visa? I'm not sure whether the returning resident's visa is the same for partnership as it is for skilled migrants (the category I've applied under), but if so, you get your first returning resident's visa automatically with your visa:
http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/7513.htm

Then, after two years, you can apply for an indefinite returning resident's visa, which gives you the ability to come and go as you please, if you fulfill certain criteria (the most often cited one being resident in NZ for at least 184 days (i.e. 6 months) each year of the two years)

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/20698.htm

Hope this helps!

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Jo
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Timescales for PR Application: EOI December 2008; ITA submitted April 2009; PR granted end June 2009.
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