NZIS Minimum requirement for recognition of partnership
配偶关系可以是结婚, 也可以是同居; 可以是异性间的关系, 也可以是同姓间的关系; 但都得有1年以上的连续的, 稳定的关系证明.
A partner of a principal applicant is someone who is legally married to, or in a civil union or de facto relationship with, the applicant.
The partnership can be between people of the opposite or same sex. The partnership must be genuine and stable.
We recognise partnerships where both partners:
· are aged 18 or over (or have parental/guardian or other consent if aged 16 or 17 years)
· met each other before any residence application was submitted
· aren’t close relatives.
A partner will only be granted residence if both people in the partnership have been living together for at least 12 months.