Help keep Matthew here in NZ


Help keep Matthew here in NZ

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Rochelle Stansell started this petition to Immigration New Zealand

Hi Friends and Family

Immigration NZ has declined Matts Work Partnership Visa application to stay in NZ and will unlawfully be in NZ in two days time 16/02/18. 

As you know, Matt and I have been together a little over 1 year now and have been friends since 2012. All of our close friends are from the same group. We are a normal couple and are very happy together. We have his daughter Grace from his previous relationship, stay with us every weekend. And Matt and I are also expecting our baby in approx. 4 weeks time. 

Close friends and family know, that due to my health issues the decision was made fairly soon to have a baby together. This was to ensure we didn't miss out on one of the greatest treasures in life before my reproductive parts are removed for good (This example being one of many tests).
We know, no matter life has to throw at us, even after 6 years of friendship, a relationship together will not change how well we deal with things together. 

I will be on maternity leave soon and Matt has been supporting us financially (due to complications with my previous job and pregnancy symptoms) where the company and I agreed to take an exit package and move on. Since then no matter what recruitment agencies I enrolled through, understandably no one wants to hire a pregnant person who would be due to leave after a short amount of time. 
I have been lucky to find contracting working in the mean time through some great people to help keep us afloat.
However since his visa application has been declined, he is no longer allowed to work. Obviously kicking him out of the country is going to cause us to be extremely unstable and as a result it will split our family in two. This will also impact our newborn son and Grace, if their daddy is to be forced to leave the country.

They have declined his application on two things:

1. Our relationship does not appear to be "genuine or stable" and/or likely to "endure".

2. They are not satisfied that Matt is a "bona fide" applicant in New Zealand.


We wont go into details about how we disagree with these things. Due to our lawyer having to fight this for us. Those who know us and our situation will be aware that this is false.

Our concern is that they are portraying Matt to be a person who has resided in NZ for the last 12 months unlawfully and if he is to leave the country, he will not be allowed back in to NZ for 5 years as a result of the false allegations.

This fight is going to cost us $10k approx and is not something we should have to deal with right now when our baby is almost due. 

We appreciate this is a lot of reading. Please take the time to sign this as we need as much help as we can get.   


Definition of: 

truly what something is said to be; authentic.
"genuine 24-carat gold"
synonyms: authentic, real, actual, original, pukka, bona fide, true, veritable, unfeigned, unadulterated, unalloyed;
(of a person, emotion, or action) sincere.
"a genuine attempt to put things right"
synonyms: sincere, honest, truthful, unhypocritical, meaning what one says, straightforward, direct, frank, candid, open;

adjective: stable; comparative adjective: stabler; superlative adjective: stablest
(of an object or structure) not likely to give way or overturn; firmly fixed.
"specially designed dinghies that are very stable"
synonyms: firm, solid, steady, secure, fixed, strong, fast, stout, sturdy, safe, moored, anchored, stuck down, immovable, well built, well constructed, substantial
"a very stable tent"
antonyms: unstable, rickety
(of a patient or their medical condition) not deteriorating in health after an injury or operation.
"he is now in a stable condition in hospital"
sane and sensible; not easily upset or disturbed.
"the officer concerned is mentally and emotionally stable"
synonyms: well balanced, balanced, sound, mentally sound, of sound mind, sane, normal, right in the head, in possession of all one's faculties, able to think/reason clearly, lucid, clear-headed, rational, coherent, steady, reasonable, sensible, sober, down-to-earth, matter-of-fact, with both one's feet on the ground; More
antonyms: unstable, unbalanced
not likely to change or fail; firmly established.
"a stable relationship"
synonyms: secure, solid, strong, steady, firm, sure, steadfast, level, unwavering, unvarying, unfaltering, unfluctuating, unswerving; More
antonyms: unstable, rocky, changeable
not liable to undergo chemical decomposition, radioactive decay, or other physical change.
"isocyanic acid reacts with amino groups to form a stable compound.

verb: endure; 3rd person present: endures; past tense: endured; past participle: endured; gerund or present participle: enduring
1. suffer (something painful or difficult) patiently.
"it seemed impossible that anyone could endure such pain"
synonyms: undergo, go through, live through, experience, meet, encounter; More
2. Remain in existence; last.
"these cities have endured through time"
synonyms: last, live, live on, go on, hold on, abide, continue, persist, remain, stay, survive; More
antonyms: fade, short-lived

Immigration NZ Reference:

E5.1 Definition of 'bona fide applicant'
A bona fide applicant for temporary entry is a person who:
a. genuinely intends a temporary stay in New Zealand for a lawful purpose; and
b. in the opinion of an immigration officer is not likely:
i. to remain in New Zealand unlawfully; or
ii. to breach the conditions of any visa granted; or
iii. to be unable to leave or be deported from New Zealand (see E5.10).



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