Student's Spouse Visa for New Zealand

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Rahul
Rahul Singha
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Jun 29, 2021 16:48 IST

If your husband/wife is studying in New Zealand, it is easy to join them if you get a spouse visa for yourself. Not only you, but your children can join you and stay in New Zealand till the time your spouse's course gets over.

Partner means the spouse, civil union partner of the applicant where the couple have been living together for 12 months or more. This may include same-sex couples. Children of 19 years of age or younger, unmarried will be considered dependents. The visa application fee for spouse is INR 26,000 and the visa is processed in 75 days. It may take more time to process the application due to the current COVID-19 crisis.

If you are applying for a dependent visa, you need your application to be reliant on being the partner of a student in New Zealand. There needs to be certain criteria that need to be fulfilled before you may be granted a dependent visa.

The immigration officer needs to be satisfied that the following criteria are met:

  • Applicant couple complies with the minimum requirements for recognition of a partnership
  • The couple is living together in a genuine relationship
  • Their partner (the main applicant for student visa) supports the application
  • Their partner (the main applicant for student visa) meets the character requirements for partners supporting 'partnership-based temporary entry class visa applications'.
  • Your partner must hold a New Zealand student visa to study for a level 7 or higher qualification on the NZQF in an area of skill shortage as specified in the Long Term Skill Shortage List or a postgraduate qualification.

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Documents Required

Following documents will be required for the visa application purposes:

  1. Valid passport – Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your period of stay in New Zealand
  2. Completed Visa Application Form
  3. Application fee payment receipt
  4. Health insurance receipt
  5. You may be required to show Health and Character certificates, to prove that your intention of staying in New Zealand is genuine
  6. Two passport sized photographs
  7. Bank statements / credit cards statement showing the evidence that the spouse of the applicant has at least INR 2.10 Lakhs to support his/her living expenses.
  8. Marriage certificate or evidence if guardians support the relationship (for 16 and17 year olds)

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Bala D

07/07/20

Hi, I hold MBA & BE degree. Do I need to apply NZQA for both the degrees to claim level 9 or should I apply NZQA only for MBA and attach the BE degree as my supporting document ?

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

15/07/20

Hello Bala. Thank you for writing in. are you looking to immigrate to New Zealand?

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Vignesh j

15/03/20

Hi, I'm vignesh from India. my wife got masters in food technology it's in long term skills category. should I do IELTS? for my work visa

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Rahul SinghaStudy Abroad Expert

16/03/20

There are no specific English language requirements for work visa applicants. However, Immigration New Zealand expects a certain level of English to ensure that you can undertake your employment in New Zealand. The standard required will depend on your employer’s requirements and the job descript...There are no specific English language requirements for work visa applicants. However, Immigration New Zealand expects a certain level of English to ensure that you can undertake your employment in New Zealand. The standard required will depend on your employer’s requirements and the job description. Your immigration officer will need to be satisfied that your level of English is sufficient to perform your duties correctly and will assess this during your visa application process.

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Yash Vyas

15/9/19

my son is studying in newzeland Auckland city in level 7 , almost two month passed. He is 22 years old. can i get spouse visa till completion of study

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Piyush KohliStudy Abroad Expert

14/11/19

Dear Yash, spouse visa is only issued to the spouse, moreover, no other type of visa is issued along with the student visa for family members or guardians.

27/04/19

Hello its me Santosh. Will you tell me how does processing time to take for partner visa of student after application lodged in New Zealand?

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05/04/19

Hello my wife age is 25 she got 56 overall in pte, is she eligible for student visa with spouse with child in new zealand?

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Hi Priyanka, she must be firstly accepted by a college into a program in order to be eligible for the student visa. Basis the PTE score it is difficult to assess the full profile. Perhaps you should first decide what to study, check college specific entry requirements and submit your applications...Hi Priyanka, she must be firstly accepted by a college into a program in order to be eligible for the student visa. Basis the PTE score it is difficult to assess the full profile. Perhaps you should first decide what to study, check college specific entry requirements and submit your applications first for admissions.

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