I am a gay man with a term partner. We talk every day, we love each other, we vacation together, and 2019 we decided we

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Customer: I am a gay man with a long term partner. We talk every day, we love each other, we vacation together , and 2019 we decided we wanted to live together. WE applied earaly in 2020 for him to come on long term visitor visa ( and probably screwed thinsg up ) The idea was to help establish cohabitation, then AFTER the appliction were accepted, NZ stopped processing. Now an acquaintance ays there are oher ways to prove the relationship is real . Currenly I support him, We right almost every day. We have a cyber sex life. My ffreinds know all about him as well as ymy family. We spent thhe holidays in Dubai together. Can anyone help me with this situation?
JA: Have you talked to a New Zealand lawyer about this?
Customer: no i wrote ine he didnt even reply
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: ok , probably followed bad advice .... last feb he put in for 90 day visitor visa with me as sponser ... he speaks ukrainian i thought his app was a mess... so i placed SECOND much more organised app in ahain long term tourist im hissponser , fees were paid , at the time the site was saying 90 % approval in 35 days . He uit his job , his car was sold , i biught air line tickes .... and then boom they stopped processibg visa
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: since then weve spent the holidays together , we are comitted to a life together we want this but cant figure out how to make it happen
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The reason the application was stopped is the border closing because of Covid. There are no partnership visas being processed due to this at present and it is hard to predict when this will change. It is possible when vaccination is much more widespread, but until then his visa will not be processed. Any relationship will be stressed by this and I realise this must be hard on both of you. But the border closure is the reason

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