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    honorykiwi is offline Junior Member
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    Jul 2010

    Default Residency

    Hi there,

    Just wondering if anyone can advise me or even help.
    I handed in my application for residency under the partnership policy in May this year. I called to check on the status and it's waiting to be assigned by someone at a branch.

    Can anyone advise how long this normally takes, or how long it took them, as I kept delaying my application and now my visa runs out in a few months. I'm starting to think that I might have to get an extenstion to my visa which I don't really want to do.


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    dmun1982 is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010



    I spoke with immigration today and they have advised me a case officer was assigned yesterday. I lodged my application on 30 april and it was accepted on 17 may. it is being processed by the henderson branch and is under the partnership policy which has priority.

    the person i spoke to on the phone seemed very surprised it had been assigned so quickly so this time frame might not apply to you and i was just lucky. I asked about the time frame to process but they said it was up to the case officer but previously have been told up to 6 months.

    hope this info is of some use to you

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default hi...

    ..I also applied under partnership and my application was also processed at henderson branch but took 8 months. PR can take anything up to 1 year even some partnership ones. To be on the safe side I would strongly advise to extend your work permit, I did the same.

    Cheers, Anita
    Internship Auckland Feb - May 2008
    Back to Austria June 2008
    Visitor Visa applied June 13 2008
    Visitor Visa approved July 16 2008 till March 2009
    Work permit lodged November 12 2008
    Work permit approved January 29 2009 till 29/01/2010
    Engaged to a Maori-Fiji-Scotish Man since April 2009
    Getting married 2/01/2010 in Austria!!

    Permanent Residence lodged 21/08/2009
    PR approved May 2010

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