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    :icon_question: Hi,I have been talking with a girl from NZ via email.I plan on going there on vacation.What if we got married in NZ? Would I automatically become a citizen? Surely,there has to be some obstacles with this.Does anybody know any answers to this situation?I would appreciate your input.Thank You

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    Hi,

    It's not as easy as that, sorry! There is a lot of evidence that NZ require to be able to prove you have a relationship that is genuine and stable... Marriage alone doesn't prove that.

    You have to be able to prove that you have been living together for at least 12 months, with joint bills, mortgage, dated photos and letters from friends etc, or have at least been married 12 months.
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    A couple of links to other people?s struggle to get in without a long-standing relationship, if you haven't already read them. Don't know if you will glean any information or ideas from them.
    http://www.movetonz.org/forum/viewto...amp;highlight=
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    Marrying a Kiwi in NZ would no more make you an NZ national than marrying a Lebanese woman in England would make her English. There are a lot of myths about, even the one that a ship's Captain can perform weddings is cods wallop I'm afraid (unless he has a licence and the ship is a licensed venue for marriage that is.

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    [quote:32bc192404="Taffy"]Hi,

    It's not as easy as that, sorry! There is a lot of evidence that NZ require to be able to prove you have a relationship that is genuine and stable... Marriage alone doesn't prove that.

    You have to be able to prove that you have been living together for at least 12 months, with joint bills, mortgage, dated photos and letters from friends etc, or have at least been married 12 months.[/quote:32bc192404]

    [b:32bc192404]Immigrants' sex secrets will stay in bedroom [/b:32bc192404]
    05.12.05
    By Ruth Berry

    People wanting their partners to gain New Zealand residency will no longer be asked for "evidence" of their sexual relationship, under immigration changes just introduced. But the Immigration Service is coy over the delicate details, including what evidence it has sought. Asked to explain the changes and the nature of the evidence sought, the Herald was given a written response.

    "We have removed reference to sexual relationships from the policy after feedback from migrants and due to issues around people providing, and our staff assessing, the information. We give applicants a list of suggested ways they can prove their relationship is genuine. It gives the couple a guide to the kind of information we need in their application."

    The list included, for example, marriage or civil union certificates, photographs of the couple together or proof they spent leisure time together. The service said the reference to evidence of an exclusive sexual relationship was one way couples could prove they had a committed relationship. It was originally included "because some migrants were not interpreting partnership as it was intended. For example, flatmates did not meet the definition of a partner".

    What about the evidence though, the Herald asked? Was it true, as a source said, people had sent in photos of themselves sitting up in bed together? Were people, as another suggested, asked to describe their partners' underwear? Where did it all begin and end?

    Immigration Deputy Secretary Mary Anne Thompson came to the phone. "I don't think we need this any more. It caused unease clearly amongst migrants and confusion as well."

    But did your staff ask for evidence and if so what? "I can't answer that because I don't know."
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    Very interesting... :icon_redface:

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