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    Hi guys,

    Hi Fil here, I am from Philippines and currently living with my NZ Partner in Perth, I have an Australian Visa under ( Subclass 461 which is New Zealand family relation visa ) so I can stay here in Australia, We have been together for a year and seven months . I do have a NZ visitors visa ( valid for nine months upon first arrival in the country,it has multiple entry sponsored by my partner, it will expire in three months time we had our civil union in Christchurch DEC 30th of last year after a year of being together, however I would like to inquire if I can apply for a specific visa that allows me not to keep on applying for one when ever I need to go back to NZ ,which visa should I apply for or should I just renew my NZ visit visa. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.Thanks for taking time to read my question. :)

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    I'm not sure if you are currently holding an Australian residence visa or some kind of visit visa. I believe Aust. residence holders can visit NZ freely so I guess you haven't got that. If it is only a temporary visa, I don't know whether your partner would be in a position to sponsor you for residency in NZ as his partner. I don't know how INZ would look on that fact that he isn't currently living in NZ. I'm not sure how much longer you could extend your NZ visit visa so you may need to look at something more permanent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherBear View Post
    I'm not sure if you are currently holding an Australian residence visa [...]
    Subclass 461 is a temporary visa for partners of NZ citizens, so it is certainly not a permanent one.

    Quote Originally Posted by MotherBear View Post
    I believe Aust. residence holders can visit NZ freely [...]
    Permanent residents can: Are there any special rules for Australian citizens and residents? - Immigration NZ Knowledgebase

    Quote Originally Posted by MotherBear View Post
    I don't know how INZ would look on that fact that he isn't currently living in NZ. I'm not sure how much longer you could extend your NZ visit visa so you may need to look at something more permanent.
    There isn't anything mentioned in this regard in the Operational Manual. Neither for residence nor for visitor visas.

    Quote Originally Posted by joshandfil View Post
    however I would like to inquire if I can apply for a specific visa that allows me not to keep on applying for one when ever I need to go back to NZ ,which visa should I apply for or should I just renew my NZ visit visa.
    A multiple entry, 9 month visitor visa seems like the best option for you, unless you are going to NZ quite frequently and/or for longer periods. Then a NZ residence visa would make sense.
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