New Zealand offers a range of visa options for partners and children.
If you are applying for a New Zealand visa based on your relationship, you and your partner will need to meet certain criteria:
Your partnership needs to be genuine and stable.
You must be living with your partner.
You must meet health and character requirements.
You must have the support of your partner.
Your partner must be eligible to support your application.
You can apply for a temporary work or visitor visa to be with your partner in New Zealand if you both meet the criteria.
If your application is dependent on your partner’s temporary visa, your visa will only be valid for the same time period as theirs.
If your partner is a New Zealand citizen or resident you can apply for a work or visitor visa of between 12- 24 months duration, depending on the length of the relationship.
Your dependent children can be included as secondary applicants in your residence application.
If you are already a New Zealand citizen or resident, your children can apply under the dependent child category.
If they are over 16, they may need to meet English language requirements.