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A bit of background... My current partner is here in NZ on a work visa. When he originally arrived 4 years ago, he supported his wife and daughter to come to the country. Since he got separated from h… read more
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I was in de facto relationship for last 14years my partner
I was in de facto relationship for last 14years my partner was still in de facto relationship with me but quietly got married in Fiji can he be charged of bigamy … read more
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If a person was married overseas but not in nz, can he still
If a person was married overseas but not in nz, can he still marry someone else provided that he no longer lives with his ex wife and he does not intend to stay in his previous country … read more
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I still have South African citizenship, got married in the
I still have South African citizenship, got married in the US in 2009 and have been living in NZ for the past 5 years. I am eligible for my citizenship for NZ later this year, but my question is can I… read more
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We were married in Fiji not too ago, she's a Kiwi and I'm
Hello, we were married in Fiji not too long ago, she's a Kiwi and I'm not. I was intending to join her in NZ but we have decided not to. Essentially, we have not lived together and the marriage was no… read more
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My husband was deported From Australia nearly 2 years ago
My husband was deported From Australia nearly 2 years ago back to Fiji. I was told I would be better applying to NZ as I am a NZ citizen for a spouse visa for him to go to NZ so that we can be togethe… read more
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I'm not sure whether this is Family Law or Immigration. My
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IF A FIJIAN CITIZEN IS MARRIED TO A NEW ZELANED CITIZEN
IF A FIJIAN CITIZEN IS MARRIED TO A NEW ZELANED CITIZEN ACCORDING TO FIJIAN TRADITIONAL WEDDING IN FIJI AND CAN DIVORCE BE GRAINTED IN nz. SECONDLY AFTER MARRIAGE WHEN A NZ RESIDENT VISA IS GRANTED, T… read more
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I'm a NZ permanent resident that married a New Zealand
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We want a divorce,but were married in sri lanka. My wife is
We want a divorce,but were married in sri lanka. My wife is a dual citizen and i am a NZ citizen. We were married in sri lanka and the marriage certificate is sri lankan. How do i apply for a seperati… read more
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hi i was married in fiji in 2001 and separated from my husband
hi i was married in fiji in 2001 and separated from my husband from 2004 till now. i am now a resident of nz...was just wondering what the procedures would be if i was to file for divorce from nz even… read more
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Hi, I am a Fiji Citizen. I had a stable job in Fiji and was
Hi, I am a Fiji Citizen. I had a stable job in Fiji and was coming to Fiji to visit my sister and her family. Two days before I left for New Zealand, a girl (has NZ citizen) was in Fiji from New Zeala… read more
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THE BACKGROUND FACTS: (1) I was married in New Zealand on
THE BACKGROUND FACTS: (1) I was married in New Zealand on the 17th of February 1970; and (2) I separated from my ex-wife in mid-1975 - approximately 37 years ago. (3) There was one child from the marr… read more
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My husband left the marriage when my son was 3 months old and
My husband left the marriage when my son was 3 months old and he lives in Fiji and my son and I live in NZ, we had been married for at least 1 year and been together for 3 years before my son was born… read more
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I was married in fiji, I have two girls and my wife has just
I was married in fiji, I have two girls and my wife has just betrayed me. Three years back I got permanent residence and migrated to nz with my wife and kids. A week ago my wife without my permission … read more
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I am a NZ citzen and married a UK citizen in Greece in 2008.
I am a NZ citzen and married a UK citizen in Greece in 2008. We seperated in 2009 and have been seperated for the last year. We were living together after the wedding in the UK but I have now returned… read more
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Can a divorce be granted in NZ for a marriage in Fiji between
Can a divorce be granted in NZ for a marriage in Fiji between a NZ and Fijian citizen. They have been seperated for over 5 years and have no children. What would be the cost?… read more
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