Very I am from Hamilton, New Zealand. Helli Ellen, Are you from New Zealand? I want to consult a lawyer in New Zealand.

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Customer: I am from Hamilton, New Zealand
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Customer: Helli Ellen, Are you from New Zealand?
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Customer: No, I want to consult a lawyer in New Zealand. Thanks
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read the question

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Please ask your question-this is a site hosted in the US but I can assure you I am in New Zealand-and know Hamilton fairly well.

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Hi Chris, Thank you. This is my question. I am living separately with my wife past 7 years, but not legally divorced. 20 years I worked overseas and visit family 3-4 times a year in Hamilton. I have a partner from Indonesia, and we lived almost 7 years together in Malaysia. I want to bring her here and live together under de facto relationship and I am in the process of applying PR for her.
What is the legal procedure to live together with her in NZ?
Can my wife take any legal action?
I do not intend to divorce until my daughter get married due to some social issues. My girlfriend is afraid to come here without getting married. Can I legally register our de facto relationship while not divorced?
Thank you .
Vasantha
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You can apply for your partner to come on a partnership visa. New Zealand Immigration does not care if you are married still because if you have been separated for 7 years that marriage is effectively over. It’s very easy to have that marriage dissolved and you don’t need to go to court as it is done on the papers. It’s a private process so no one will know. There is no registration system for de facto relationships
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But your wife cannot stop you applying for the visa for your partner
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Thank you so much. I am in the process of applying partnership visa now and have to wait till July, this year till my daughter get married.
I am satisfied with your prompt answer and it is very clear now.
I would like to consult you in the future and let me know how to get in touch if I need your service for the marriage dissolving.
Thank you.
Vasantha.
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