Visas & Citizenship

There are approximately 90+ different types of permanent and temporary visas in Australia but very few will apply to New Zealand/Pacific Island citizens. The most common visa types that New Zealand citizens may be eligible for are (but not limited to):

  • Partner visas,
  • Skilled Independent visa, subclass 189 (New Zealand Stream) (including exemptions)
  • Child sponsor visas,
  • Complex Resident Return visas
  • Citizenship applications
  • Subclass 461 (NZ Family Relationship Visa)
  • Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa
  • Subclass 491 Skill Work Regional (Provisional) visa
  • Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa

Some New Zealand citizens may be able to apply directly for citizenship, whilst others may not have access to citizenship and have to try find a suitable permanent visa first.

This is because citizenship cannot be accessed unless a person is recognised as a permanent resident under the migration and citizenship laws.

In some cases some people are already recognised as ‘permanent residents’ whilst others are only recognised as ‘temporary residents’.

This will depend on whether they hold a certain type of visa or whether certain parts of the law recognise a person’s status differently according to certain dates and criteria are met at that time.

There could also be a mixture of other complex issues that will require careful analysis and strategic planning in order to reach certain goals and aims.

We can help you get started.

First step is to book a Consultation/Assessment with us online

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