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What is a New Zealand culturally arranged marriage visitor visa?

A culturally arranged marriage visitor visa is issued to a person marrying a New Zealand citizen or resident to marry in New Zealand or outside of New Zealand. In other words, a culturally arranged marriage is one that adheres to a recognized cultural custom and in which the preparations for the marriage, including the original choice of the spouses, are handled by individuals who are not involved in the marriage. If a person intends to get married within three months of arriving in New Zealand, they may be given a visitor visa with the intention of a culturally arranged marriage.

Who is eligible to apply for a New Zealand culturally arranged marriage visitor visa?

Below are the essential conditions you must possess in order to apply for a culturally arranged marriage visitor visa. 

  • The applicant’s partner must be a New Zealand citizen or resident.
  • The applicant and their partner must possess good character.
  • The applicant and principal applicant must not be close relatives or have married before.
  • Applicants might be permitted to bring their dependent children along with them if they satisfy certain conditions.
  • The applicant must be financially independent or have someone to sponsor.
  • Must have an eligible NZ partner to support the application and for the further application process (NZ Partnership Visa).
  • The prerequisites for partnership must be met.
  • The applicant must honestly intend to adhere to the visa's requirements.
  • The marriage must be organized by a third party (parents or relatives) and adhere to a recognized cultural custom.
  • The applicant must be medically fit.

What are the documents required for a culturally arranged marriage visitor visa? 

The primary document checklist required to submit for a culturally arranged visitor visa is listed here:

What are the benefits of a culturally arranged marriage visitor visa?

Some of the benefits of a culturally arranged marriage visitor visa are listed below. Know your benefits and apply for this visa!

With a culturally arranged marriage visitor visa which is a temporary visa, applicants can travel to New Zealand and marry their spouse there if they are a citizen or resident.

Once the applicant and their spouse have settled and lived in New Zealand, apply for a partnership visa.

The applicant can study in New Zealand for 3 months.

What is the cost and validity of a culturally arranged marriage visitor visa?

The validity of a culturally arranged marriage visitor visa is 3 months. The length of the stay is up to 3 months.

The culturally arranged marriage visitor visa costs NZD $211.

a.The immigration costs for an online application for Indian nationals who wish to apply for this visa. Up to 10 people can apply for this visa.

Number of Persons Cost (in NZD)
1 246
2 281
3 316
4 351
5 386
6 421
7 456
8 491
9 526
10 561

The immigration costs for online application can be paid via credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or UnionPay).

What are some of the conditions that are required to be followed after receiving a culturally arranged marriage visitor visa?

These are the requirements you must fulfill after receiving your visa.

The applicant cannot work in New Zealand with this visa. The applicant must possess adequate funds.

Arranged Marriage Visitor Visa Rejections

What are the chances for a culturally arranged marriage visitor visa to get rejected?

A few of the reasons or chances your application for a culturally arranged marriage visitor visa gets rejected are mentioned here

  1. Documentation is an essential part of the process. All the requested documents must be properly submitted to avoid visa rejection.
  2. If there is no sufficient proof of funds.
  3. The applicant doesn't satisfy the New Zealand immigration standards for character.
  4. The applicant doesn't provide biometrics (retinal scan, digital photo, and fingerprints).

Why Choose GreenTree Immigration?

GreenTree Immigration has handled numerous visa applications, including visitor visas for culturally arranged marriages, study visas, and SMC visas. We are renowned for providing premium-quality and genuine New Zealand immigration services in India. We have a high success record and have never had a New Zealand immigration permit denied. We manage the most meticulous services and procedures for each client and have the industry’s best immigration experts. Being the finest and most reputable New Zealand immigration service provider in India is one of the main benefits of choosing GreenTree Immigration.

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