NZ citizenship if you’re marrying a Kiwi
New Zealand doesn’t have any special rules for foreigners marrying New Zealanders — you have to go through the same citizenship process as everyone else.
Moving to NZ to join a partner
Even if you're married to a New Zealand citizen, you need to apply for a visa to live here.
Apply for NZ citizenship
Before you can apply for NZ citizenship, you'll need to have lived in NZ for at least 5 years with an eligible residency visa, unless you're from Samoa or 1 of your parents is a citizen by birth or grant.