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    biokiwi is offline Junior Member
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    Question WHV and Marriage

    Hi all, I have a question regarding my relationship with an American citizen; I am a kiwi.

    My partner is currently living with me in NZ on a Working Holiday Visa, issued this April, and we intend to apply for a partnership work visa before it expires so that we will be able to continue living together as we are very much in love.

    We have been thinking very seriously about getting married as we are already sure we want to spend our lives together, however, the question I have is this: Is it legal for us to marry while she is on a WHV or will this be considered a breech of her visa conditions? I have searched the web but couldn't seem to find any questions relevant to our situation. If anyone knows whether or not we would be able to marry legally, your response would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you very much!

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    I have never heard of something which would not allow you to get married as long as you have the legal age and you are not married to someone else at the same time

    Work permit under partnership should be straight forward as long as you can proof you are living under the same roof at time of application and provide immigration with some good evidence of your genuine realtionship and future plans together. If you have any questions you can always email me (email address same as my username).

    I wish you all the best!

    Cheers, Anita
    Internship Auckland Feb - May 2008
    Back to Austria June 2008
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    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
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    biokiwi is offline Junior Member
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    Thank you very much Anita, we are thrilled and have applied for our marriage license today!

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    I agree with Anita. Never heard of any problem with getting married whilst on any kind of visa providing the relationship is genuine and stable, which is what you will have to prove in any long term visa application that involves a partnership whether you are married to that person or just living together.

    Good luck to you both.
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