Может, кому пригодится, как это трактуют имиграционные офицеры:
the applicant's partner's New Zealand citizenship or New Zealand residence status; and their relationship with their New Zealand partner*, and evidence that demonstrates they are living together with that partner* in a genuine and stable partnership* at the time their application is made; and
that the New Zealand partner* supports the application in writing; and that the applicant and partner* are intending to live in New Zealand for the same period of time. If requested by an immigration or visa officer, applicants must also provide a written declaration from their New Zealand partner* confirming:
they are an eligible sponsor*, and/or
they comply with the minimum requirements for recognition of partnerships
Factors that have a bearing on whether two people are living together in a partnership that is genuine and stable* include but are not limited to:
the duration of the parties relationship; the existence, nature, and extent of the parties' common residence; whether or not a sexual relationship exists between the parties; the degree of financial dependence or interdependence, and any arrangements for financial support, between the parties; the common ownership, use, and acquisition of property by the parties; the degree of commitment of the parties to a shared life; children of the partnership, including the common care and support of such children by the parties;
the performance of common household duties by the partners; and the reputation and public aspects of the relationship.
Evidence of living together in partnership that is genuine and stable*
Evidence that the principal applicant* and partner* are living together may include but is not limited to original or certified copies of documents showing shared accommodation such as:
joint ownership of residential property
joint tenancy agreement or rent book or rental receipts correspondence (including postmarked envelopes) addressed to both principal
applicant* and partner* at the same address.
If a couple has been living separately for any period during their partnership, they should provide evidence of the length of the periods of separation, the reasons for them, and how their relationship was maintained during the periods of separation, such as letters, itemised telephone accounts or e-mail messages.
Evidence about whether the partnership is genuine and stable* may include but is not limited to, original or certified copies of documents and any other information such as:
a marriage certificate for the parties;
birth certificates of any children of the parties; evidence of communication between the parties; photographs of the parties together; documents indicating public recognition of the partnership; evidence of the parties being committed to each other both emotionally and exclusively such as evidence of:
joint decision making and plans together the existence of an exclusive sexual relationship between the parties sharing of parental obligations sharing of household activities sharing of companionship/spare time sharing of leisure and social activities presentation by the parties to outsiders as a couple.
evidence of being financially interdependent such as evidence of:
joint bank accounts operated reasonably frequently over a reasonable time joint assets joint liabilities such as loans or credit to purchase real estate, cars, major home appliances joint utilities accounts (electricity, gas, water, telephone) mutually agreed financial arrangements.
The presence or absence of any of the documents, information or evidence listed above is not determinative. Each case will be decided on the basis of all the evidence provided. Evidence about these matters may also be obtained at interview and can be considered up until the date of final decision