Just looking for advice to apply for a Partner of New Zealander visa, I am currenlty in Canada and my partner is in new

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Customer: Hello, just looking for advice to apply for a Partner of New Zealander visa, I am currenlty in Canada and my partner is in new zealand. I was living there for almost 2 years, and we found out we are having a baby due in april this year. I had to come home to have our baby, and I am working on a visa application to get us back to new zealand, I just want to make sure I am doing everything, and have everything correctly
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the government?
Customer: None yet, currently just gathering as much information needed, I have to wait for our daughter to be born so I can incude her in the application, and due to the border restrictions I have to apply for entry, but have to include her, but she is not born yet so just waiting for her arrival, and then I will move forward, but there is so much information I want to make sure that with everything I have will be enough to be approved
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about the visa?
Customer: Not yet, have been researching who would be best to speak to
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: I think that is everything, my partner and I have been together since April 2019, and lived together from that time until I had to come back to canada in september 2020
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HiI 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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The first requirement is the 12 months living together so you should ensure you have clear evidence of that. You should also have a clear health and police record. At the moment no new visas are being granted because of the Covid restrictions so it’s unlikely this will change this year, although you can still apply in the meantime
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Thank you for your answer, I do have all that evidence so thats good. I do understand that no new visas are being granted, but I can apply for request to travel, and on the website it says that a partner of a New Zealanders can request travel and if immigration chooses they can invite me to apply for a critical entry visa, but how likely at this stage will that happen for me?
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

While the restrictions are slowly easing it is not easy to get in. You should certainly try but the chances are (as at now anyway) not good

Customer
Okay, thank you
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

I am sorry I could not be more hopeful

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Thank you for answering my questions , that was helpful
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Ok

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I have one more question that I thought of, because he father is Kiwi, I want to get her a passport for Nz , would that help our chances to get in if she had an Nz passport when I request travel?
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That would help, as otherwise the child would need to get a visa as well as you

Customer
Okay, and once she has a Nz passport she does not need a visa correct? And can she hold a Canadian passport as well as a Nz passport?
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Yes, she will not need a visa and she can hold two passports

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Okay thank you very much , thats all the questions I have for you , thanks for your help
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Glad to help

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