Gurnam came to New Zealand as a student and after this diploma he was promoted to a management position in a fast food outlet but he had to relocate to a small town in the South island of New Zealand. He met a New Zealander and got into a serious relationship with her. She had to move away to the North Island for a new job but they maintained their relationship by communication and travelling when possible. Despite having a good joband a work visa which could achieve residence eventually, Gurnam felt that it was better for him to pursue his new love, so he came to us to see what could be arranged. We were able to advise him and his partner of the process for changing his visa from one based on his qualifications and job to one based on his partnership with a New Zealand resident. He is now living with his partner and he is on a work visa based on this partnership which allows him to work in any job he likes.