Iraqi unable to bring cousin into NZ via marriage.

INZ says Iraqi couple need to have lived together to qualify for partnership visa.  Zahraa Al-Bayati from Iraq who married NZ resident Hussein Jabbar has been declined a partnership visitor visa twice and once for a general visitor visa … A New Zealand resident who returned to Iraq to marry a distant cousin says “unfair” …

Jabbar, 30, married Zahraa Al-Bayati, 24, last September, and has been unsuccessful in three attempts to get a visitor visa. Howick barber Hussein Jabbar married Zahraa Al-Bayati, his distant cousin, in Iraq last year. Al-Bayati made two applications for a partnership visitor visa, the first in September last year.
‘Unfair’ immigration rules prevent Howick barber from returning to NZ with his wife