I live in Australia and have a NZ passport - my husband is an English passport holder - can we obtain a NZ passport as

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Customer: I live in Australia and have a NZ passport - my husband is an English passport holder - can we obtain a NZ passport as dual nationality please?
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the government?
Customer: Not as yet, as we are unsure of which direction to head at this point in time
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: No, only just started researching the possibilities
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No, that is it really : the only other thing would be would we both need to be living in NZ to conduct this please
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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

Customer
Hello Chris, that's fine, thank you for your help
Customer
would prefer to have this in writing so I can refer to the necessary parts as I progress please
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Your husband cannot get NZ citizenship unless he has lived in New Zealand for 5 years before he applies

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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Do not worry about the phone call, the system asks this question. Feel free to continue with the messages, although sometimes a phone call can be useful. It is an extra cost of course

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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

I was not sure if that was the issue

Customer
Quite happy to use this facility at present, thank you
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Did your husband want to get a NZ passport?

Customer
although still keep his English passport as I am not sure if it would affect his English pension
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

He cannot get a NZ passport based on being married to a NZ citizen

Customer
OK so we would need to be living in NZ before he could apply?
Customer
Would he be eligible to be able to work in NZ
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Yes, and for 5 years actually resident. He could come as your partner and get a work visa

Customer
OK, does he / is he required to arrive at the same time as me, or could I arrive first to get established and then he could follow me out later
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

If he gets the partnership visa ahead in time he could come over but these applications do take time.

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Thank you, ***** ***** help and the direction in which we now need to head. Thanks and stay safe
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Glad to help

Customer
Thanks for the answers to my questions - very quick and expedient replies and now have the direction in which to move this forward. Thank you
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