The objective of New Zealand's Family Category Policy is to strengthen and reunite families and communities. The New Zealand unmarried partner, fiancÚ(e) and marriage visa is designed to help applicants
move to New Zealand to join their spouse, fiancÚ or unmarried partner (same sex relationships included). This visa is also referred to as a Partnership visa. This guide will also provide you with information about parent and grandparent visas.
The Family Category is available to you if you:
- Are in a genuine and stable marriage or de facto relationship (whether heterosexual or same sex) with a New Zealand citizen or resident who sponsors their application; or
- Have immediate family members who are New Zealand citizens or residents and who live permanently in New Zealand; and
- Are the dependent children of New Zealand citizens or residents.
This guide will help you with the following types of visas: