We are told that the requirement that Immigration New Zealand has implemented, that couples claiming partner status live together for at least one year to prove the validity of the relationship, discriminates against Indians and arranged marriages.

I don't see how. All it requires is for the couple to live together for a least a year before the New Zealand resident spouse returns to NZ and applies for a visa for the partner.

We have not been told that there are more than 11,000 of these partner applications at INZ.

If returning to India and living there for a year

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