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    Hi, does anybody know how this works?: If my hubby has been granted a work to residence visa, as his wife, would I just be given a partnership visa? I'm just a bit concerned with this because I have read that I wouldn't be entitled to subsidised or free medical care unless I have a work or residence visa!
    This is all quite confusing to say the least....
    Can you also tell me if it's difficult to obtain a work or residence visa for me after I arrive? (I will be eventually working as a hairdresser once we get settled and I can seek the appropriate job).
    Thankyou for any replies,
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    Hi deb,

    sorry i can't answer your questions..
    I wanted to ask you one though..

    I think it was you who said you specialised in Afro hair.
    Do you know if there are any afro specialists in Wellington..
    My wife gets her hair relaxed every few months in Glasgow at the minute,

    When we lived in Belgium we used to have come back to Portsmouth every few months to get it done..

    I can see a couple of Afro places in Auckland, but I can't see anything in Wellington..

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    Hi Nattydread,
    Yes I do specialise in Afro hair too. I haven't actually checked out Wellington but I'll see if I can check for you through the suppliers. I'd be surprised if your wife couldn't find anyone there though. I'll PM you with any details I can find out, bye for now
    Deb

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    Surely not....I'm sure any visa (WHV not included) covers partner also. Might get complicated with kids tho hmmm.

    Surely you'll be covered tho, you've gotta be a family, it would be stupid for NZIS to do that.

    Someone will clarify I'm sure.

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    Debra,

    I don't know if you've read through this. I assume the answer is in here but I've spent ages going round in circles trying to work out what's what. I'm sure it says that the dependent child of a work permit holder qualifies for subsidised treatment, but I can't make out whether the partner does. It mentions once you've been in NZ for 2 years you can get it, but it seems unrealistic that your husband will get health care and you won't. Off the back of your husband's visa, you could easily get your own Open Work permit, which allows you to work if you want to and you can get this without an offer of employment. Perhaps that would swing it for you.

    This shows the situation in a simpler table.

    Are you intending to put in for PR once you're settled in NZ? If so, it may not be too long going through and you'd be entitled anyway. Emergency treatment is free to all, which is some small comfort, I guess. I'll keep digging.
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    It is complicated to decipher isn't it?
    Yes we all want a PR as soon as possible. I'm half way through filling in the EOI, (waiting for a form to arrive from City & Guilds so I can prove I have the qualifications necessary). I'm not even sure if it's necessary for me to fillin the EOI but thought it might help if we both had either a work or PR visa in place.
    When my husband asked the Auckland Hospital, (where he'll be working), if I would automaticaaly get a visa too, he was told that it might be better for me to apply for a partnership one as the PR was so long-winded! But then I'm back to square 1 with regards to medical care.... grrr... it's hard to be chilled out!
    Thankyou for the help etc
    Debra

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