NZ changes rules for migrant couples

The Borneo Post - Wednesday, 30 September 2003

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WELLINGTON: All couples of migrants will now be treated the same under new immigration rules announced yesterday by New. Zealand Immigration Minister Dianne Dalziel.

It will not matter whether the couple are married or not, or whether they are homosexual or heterosexual.

Under the rules all couples will have to prove they have been living together in a genuine and stable partnership for 12 months or more at the time they lodge a permanent residency application. In the past de facto couples had to have lived together in genuine relationship for two years to qualify for residency. - AFP