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Required documents for Partnership Visas

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From: Sunny Kumar

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

I would like to know the answers to the following questions regarding partnership visas being processed at the Hamilton INZ branch:

- What documents are/were in 2019-2020 required for partnership visa?

- Do the marriage certificate and chat history is sufficient to get partnership visa approved? If not, which other documents require and what is the purpose of providing those?

- Is it must for applicant partner having both of there names and common residence address to be updated on all required documents? If so, which documents are those which must be having both of there details?

Your response will be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,
Sunny Kumar

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Please advise if the wife would have to get her maiden name changed to her matrimonial name in all academic and identity documents for applying partnership visa.

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0171

 

Dear Sunny,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 14 July 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

I would like to know the answers to the following questions regarding
partnership visas being processed at the Hamilton INZ branch:

 

- What documents are/were in 2019-2020 required for partnership visa?

 

- Do the marriage certificate and chat history is sufficient to get
partnership visa approved? If not, which other documents require and what
is the purpose of providing those?

 

- Is it must for applicant partner having both of there names and common
residence address to be updated on all required documents? If so, which
documents are those which must be having both of there details?

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course.

 

Please note, due to ongoing COVID-19 response work, requests are currently
being triaged and those relating to Covid-19 processed as a priority.
Remaining requests are being assessed as per the Ombudsman’s guidance
(which can be found here:
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/news/chief-ombudsmans-statement-official-information-response-times-during-covid-19-emergency)
and processed accordingly.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding your request, or its urgency, feel
free to contact us via email at [2][MBIE request email].

 

Nâku noa, nâ

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

 

 

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From: Margaret Huang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Sunny Kumar,

 

On 14 July 2020, you asked the Ministry of Business Innovation and
Employment (MBIE) for information under the Official Information Act 1982
(the Act). Your request was made via the FYI website.

 

Section 12 of the Act provides that any person may make a request where
they are:

 

• a New Zealand citizen; or

• a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

• a person who is in New Zealand; or

• a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

• a body corporate which is incorporated outside New Zealand but which has
a place of business in New Zealand.

 

MBIE requires more information to establish your compliance with section
12. An original of any one of the following items is acceptable as a
demonstration of your eligibility:

 

• A recent bill from the company who supplies your power, gas, water,
phone or internet services

• Council rates notice

• A letter from the Electoral Office

• Travel itinerary

• Anything from a government agency that includes your name and address

• Unexpired Rental or Tenancy Agreement.

 

A scanned copy of one of the above can be sent to
[1][email address]

 

Once MBIE receives this additional information from you, and is satisfied
that the requirements of section 12 have been met, we will acknowledge the
request and begin to consider it under the Act. If you do not meet the
eligibility criteria of section 12, MBIE will still consider your request.

 

The 20 working days for making a decision on your request will begin from
the day MBIE receives confirmation of your eligibility or otherwise.

 

Kind regards,

Margaret Huang

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[2][email address]

Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

 

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From: Margaret Huang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Sunny Kumar,

 

MBIE is following up on the below email as we have not received a response
to date.

 

-Margaret

 

 

From: Margaret Huang
Sent: Friday, 24 July 2020 2:53 PM
To: '[FOI #13312 email]'
<[FOI #13312 email]>
Subject: DOIA 2021-0171 - Sunny Kumar - Section 12 [IN-CONFIDENCE:RELEASE
EXTERNAL]

 

Dear Sunny Kumar,

 

On 14 July 2020, you asked the Ministry of Business Innovation and
Employment (MBIE) for information under the Official Information Act 1982
(the Act). Your request was made via the FYI website.

 

Section 12 of the Act provides that any person may make a request where
they are:

 

• a New Zealand citizen; or

• a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

• a person who is in New Zealand; or

• a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

• a body corporate which is incorporated outside New Zealand but which has
a place of business in New Zealand.

 

MBIE requires more information to establish your compliance with section
12. An original of any one of the following items is acceptable as a
demonstration of your eligibility:

 

• A recent bill from the company who supplies your power, gas, water,
phone or internet services

• Council rates notice

• A letter from the Electoral Office

• Travel itinerary

• Anything from a government agency that includes your name and address

• Unexpired Rental or Tenancy Agreement.

 

A scanned copy of one of the above can be sent to
[1][email address]

 

Once MBIE receives this additional information from you, and is satisfied
that the requirements of section 12 have been met, we will acknowledge the
request and begin to consider it under the Act. If you do not meet the
eligibility criteria of section 12, MBIE will still consider your request.

 

The 20 working days for making a decision on your request will begin from
the day MBIE receives confirmation of your eligibility or otherwise.

 

Kind regards,

Margaret Huang

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[2][email address]

Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

 

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services

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