Is nz currently processing partnership visas. I am kiwi citizen, march 2020 my same sex partner from ukraine applied for

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Customer: is nz currently processing partnership visas
JA: Have you talked to a New Zealand lawyer about this?
Customer: no
JA: What steps have been taken so far?
Customer: i am kiwi citizen , march 2020 my same sex partner from ukraine applied for visitor visa withy me as sponser so we could begin to meet living together requirement , but none of those apps have been processed secondary to covid
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Customer: yes i got an answer when i asked a few days ago ,,,that said they are not ... then anotger adviser saus that hey are
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You can file the application but there are significant delays in processing and the border closure means he cannot get a visa until the restrictions are relaxed, possibly ne

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well here is the problem, another lawyer pretty much diectly contradicts you , "Visa Options for Partners of New Zealand Citizens and Residents
For partners based in New Zealand and Offshore
Partners of New Zealand citizens or residents who are currently offshore may be eligible to apply for a range of visas which enable them to enter, work in and remain permanently in New Zealand. The New Zealand borders are currently closed to most travellers, however partners of New Zealand citizens or residents who apply for and receive the appropriate visa will be exempt from the border restrictions and will be able to travel to New Zealand.
Partners of New Zealand citizens or residents who are already in New Zealand (whether on a partnership-based visa or another type of visa) and who wish to remain longer may also be eligible to apply for further visas based on their partnership with a New Zealander.In order to apply for a New Zealand visa based on partnership with a New Zealander, applicants must be either:
This is the information I was given by a college recruiter that made me right you to confirm . Instead you said nothing is being processed , but this says not only are the forms being processed but the partners are being brought in . Then on my own i finally did find backing info at : https://www.migrationassociates.com/ma-blog/tag/breaking+news
BTW the first reading comes from https://www.migrationassociates.com/ma-blog/2021/04/01/partnership-resident-work-visa-nz
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My information is that partnership visas are very slow. This comes from talking to immigration people, and the news media. I did not say they are not being processed. It is just very slow

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