Family Class

A Family Class work visa enables a New Zealand citizens, residents and some work visa holders to sponsor work permit for his/her partner. Spouse or partner of the person can stay in the foreign country and apply for jobs to work there as long as they have an open work visa.

Family class work visas can be of several types with similar privileges depending on what is the partner doing in the foreign country. The most common among these that have been described in separate sections are as below:

  1. Partners of New Zealand Citizens or Residence Class Visa Holders

  2. Special Work Visas for Partners of Holders of Work Visa

  3. Special Work Visas for Partners of Holders of Student Visas