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New functionality will be added to Immigration ONLINE to enable individuals or families to apply for a visa based on the immigration status of another family member. This builds on the roll out in February of families and visitors travelling together being able to apply for visas online.

 

From May 6 (subject to “go live” confirmation), applicants or their advisers will be able to apply for a visa as a partner or dependent child of a New Zealand citizen or visa holder.  Temporary and residence class visa applications will be able to be made.

 

This is the first time a residence class visa (partner or dependent child) will be available on Immigration ONLINE.  Prior to the introduction of Groups functionality in February, only single application temporary visas could be applied for online.

 

A tool kit with a presentation, fact sheet, faq and links to a step by step video guide on how to create a partner or dependent child application will be available to licensed advisers shortly.