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    Thumbs up My girlfriend wants me there too soon!!!!!

    Hi folks,
    I have been dating a nz lady for 4 months and intend to marry her when i get there in June.
    I am careful to save well before I make a move.She wants me there sooner than June and assuring me that we can stay together for 1 month for me to be qualified to apply for a 12 months work permit.
    We have a stable and genuine relationship however.
    Any ideas on how to go about this?.Is 1 month living together enough?.How long will it take for the permit to be ready for me to start work?.Anyone in Auckland with experience?.
    I need advice since I will have to leave my current employment for this major move.

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    Hi Gowutheo

    Personally, if I was you, I wouldn't be rushed into making the move earlier than I feel comfortable with. This is still a new relationship and I'm guessing you haven't lived together yet, which can be very different to dating. Take your time, don't be presssurised - I'm sure you're worth waiting for . Immigration NZ will probably be looking for evidence of a stable and genuine relationship so you would need to consider this, but don't assume that getting married will be part of it. Being married makes no difference to INZ.

    As for getting a work permit, you could look at this.
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    thanks mother bear,
    This point has always eluded contributors and this is why i keep asking the same things over and over again.
    I mean we have rented an apartment ready and we will be living together for 1 month before i make any application regarding a permit.
    So based on this, what are my chances???

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    I wouldn't like to say whether INZ would regard your living together for 1 month to be a 'stable and genuine relationship' but they do imply in that link above that you only need to be living together at the time you apply so you may get lucky.
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    thanks again,
    actually, we have many letters, have money transfers,and other proves of a genuine relationship.
    Not just the living for 1 month.How about that?

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    Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to say whether INZ will accept your relationship as genuine and stable, but the more evidence you have, the better it will be for you.
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