Claiming bonus points from your partner?
You may be able to claim points based on your partnership
What can I claim points for?
You may claim bonus points for your partner’s qualification
If you partner has a qualification equivalent to a Bachelor Degree or higher, you may be able to claim up to 20 bonus points. But there is a catch: you partner should then meet the same minimum English requirements as the principal applicant. For instance, if you are using an IELTS as proof of English proficiency, and wish to claim bonus points for your partner’s Level 7+ qualification, they must meet 6.5 instead of 5.0.
You may claim bonus points for your partner’s employment or offer of employment
If your partner is already in skilled employment in New Zealand, or has a job offer that is skilled, you may be able to claim 20 points
Do you meet the requirements? Do you need to claim bonus points to meet the threshold? Talk to our of our Licensed Immigration Advisers today and get an assessment.