Forum Category: Residency & Citizenship

228 Topics

My parents are retired and would like to move to Aus on the NZ pension

My parents are retired and rely on the NZ pension but would like to move to Aus to be close to their children (myself, my sister and our small children) how do they do this? It seems they can’t unless they pay extra tax on their pension (Aus side) Then ...

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I'm undergrad and my partner wants to apply PR for Oz

my partner wants to declare us on his PR,however i'm undergraduate in teaching.would i still qualify?what are the requirements for me not to be denied?what are the other options i can take?

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My son was born here in Melbourne Victoria & I want to change his citizenship & passport from New Zealand to Australia.

After giving birth on 11th of September 2016 I had plans to move back to New Zealand. I (mother) am a New Zealand citizen but my partner who is the father to our son is an Australian resident & citizen. I applied for a New Zealand citizenship at birth for ...

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Is it more difficult to move to Australia from the U.S.?

I am a U.S. Citizen, and I am looking to move to Australia. I have seen many questions concerning Kiwis wanting to go to Australia; but none for Americans. So, I want to know if there are any extra measures I have to take or any qualifications I will need ...

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if you are a Australian PR and live in NZ, can you apply for Australian citizenship after 4 years?

I am a Ph.D. student in New Zealand, recently I granted Australian PR, I wonder if I stay in New Zealand for four years, Would I become eligible for Australia or New Zealand Citizenship ? thank you.

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Marriage..visas and headaches!!!!!

My partner has lived in Oz for 46 years. Im here on a 12 month visitor visa.. can we marry.. even though were in our 60s and I'm retired? He's 63. And what about the visas???

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Been in Australia since 1987 but still holding Philippine passport. Am I entitled to apply to be come an Australian Citizen?

Been in Australia since 1987 but still holding Philippine passport. Am I entitled to apply to be come an Australian Citizen?

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Am I eligible for dual citizenship having been in Oz since 1959 but travelling on a Kiwi passport?

Hi. I was born in New Zealand to Australian parents and the family returned to Australia in 1959. I've only ever worked, paid taxes and voted in Australia but for personal reasons have always travelled on a Kiwi passport. Now I'm wondering exactly what I am! And whether I should ...

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Applying for Australian citizenship when living in NZ

Hi, i am Australian and my partner is Irish. He has been granted his Australian permanent residency. We are now wanting to move to New Zealand to buy a house and wondering if he can move there and apply for his Australian citizenship in NZ? What are our options? Thanks

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I was born in Australia in 1993 do i have a chance to apply a Australia citizen ?

I been living in NZ for 10 years in total attending school as a international but haven't live in Australia since birth.

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Can a NZ citizen apply for Australian Permanent Residency while staying in New Zealand?

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Child NZ Citizen and Parents PR NZ

My child is 12 years old and a NZ Citizen whereas both myself and my wife are NZ permanent residents living in NZ. Could I find out whether we qualify to apply for a Subclass 461 family visa to live in Australia?

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Married an Australian vs born in New Zealand

Moved to Australia in 2002 from New Zealand and married an Australian in 2014. Question is: When filling out the form to apply for Australian citizenship which is better to use?

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Am I eligible for Australian citizenship

Hi, so I was born in Australia to NZ citizen parents on May 22nd 1994 and lived there until 2003 (age 9) before moving to NZ. I am hoping to move back next year and study and would need to be a citizen to get a student loan. I was ...

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Expat wives and husbands.

With 10,000's maybe 100,000's of Australian Expats working overseas for years, it makes it hard for our wives or husbands, the parents of our Australian children to gain citizenship under the four year permanent resident rule, surely there must be some option for people station overseas and their loved ones ...

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Can I apply for permanent residency thru the Employer Nomination Scheme if I am already in Australia

We are New Zealanders who would like to get on a citizenship pathway. My husband is already employed by a university in South Australia and has been working for them for 6 months. Can he apply for permanent residency through the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) or is this only ...

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Emigrated at 5 yrs old in 1969 with family and returned to UK 3 yrs later. Can I get citizenship?

Hi, Emigrated to Redclife, Queensland, Australia as a 5 yr old in October 1969 under assisted passage scheme (£10 Poms) with parents and brothers and lived in Australia for 3 yrs. Parents and brothers lived and worked in Australia during this time. A decision was made by my father and ...

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Kiwi married to australian

My partner is kiwi and i am an australian who has lived in nz for a decade now. I am wondering if us being married and moving to australia will be easier for him than if we were not married and moved over?

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Will the following pending dues hamper my Australian Permanent Residency application?

3 years ago I left Australia in a very haphazard manner and still have the following dues pending: 1) Around AU$650 to ATO 2) Around AU$ 3500 on credit card (Commonwealth bank card) 3) Around AU$ 450 to Vodafone 4) AU$ 60 challan for pedestrian red light crossing violation (I'm ...

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How do UK parents apply to live in OZ to join children there that have NZ passports?

My daughters both live in Sydney for the last two years and have NZ passports from being born there. How can their 55 year old parents with a UK passport apply to join them on family reunification ? Through OZ or NZ channels ?

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How do i apply for a real citizenship if i already have a citizen by descent?

If i am already an Australian citizen by descent, how many years do i have to live in Australia to become a "natural or real" citizen and thus give my kids the nationality as well?

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Cancer Care for Australian Permanent Resident

I want to know Cancer coverage by medicare for Australian Permanent Resident. Can you tell me as to what is covered and what is not? Appreciate your help. I live in Sydney.

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Can a NZ permanent resident apply for Australian permanent residency? And what needs to be done?

We are intending to move to Australia next year. I am a NZ citizen, my wife will be granted permanent residency of New Zealand next year. What steps do we need to take to apply for AU residency for my wife? Does my NZ citizenship make it easier or not? ...

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UK citizen in Australia for 5 years left by NZ partner, what are my options?

I am a British citizen who moved to Australia 5 years ago with my partner and son (both NZ passport holders). My partner has now deserted us and I want to stay in Australia. What are my options for visas and residency? I work full time and have paid tax ...

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my 17 year old non blood cousin would like to continue to live in australia.

I was born in england and came to australia in 1990. I am an australian citizen by decent through my mum. my nan was born in the uk, and came to australia and had my mum. my nan re-married after my grandad died when my mum was 2 years of ...

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Arrived 1977 want to have duel citizenship what do I need to do?

I have gone though the Australia application and do not know how to go about it . I have rang twice citizenship.gov.au and still they have not returned my call . I turn 60 next year,have 3 adult children and one husband of 34 years . Please help as I ...

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What do I need to do to keep my permanent residency if I move back to my country?

i came here last year with permanent residency with my kids ..my youngest is already an Australian Citizen cause the father is Australian. Me and my eldest still on permanent residency. When my husband died this year I was thinking to go back to the Philippines to stay couple of ...

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I have a charge in "careless driving motor vehicle" and got fine. I already paid it off.

Will this charge affect my application for Australian PR?

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NZ Citizen married to Australian whats the best way to apply for citizenship

I'm a NZ citizen, I have been living in Australia for 8 years and recently married an Australian. I don't plan on heading back to NZ any time soon, so think I better protect myself by becoming an Australian citizen. I can't find an answer to this question, is it ...

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I (Australian Citizen) want to move to Australia and take my girlfriend (Austrian) with me.

Details: I am an Australian Citizen (27 y.o.) , but i have lived in Europe since I am born. She is an Austrian Citizen (25 y.o.). We want to move to Australia. She has an undegraduate degree in Business & Economics and is currently working in a good position in ...

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NZ resident couple wanting to move to Melbourne. My wife is a NZ citizen.

Hi, I'm a NZ resident and my wife is a NZ citizen. Is it possible for me as a resident of New Zealand to move to Australia first without a visa, or does she have to accompany me?

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Husband is Zimbabwean citizen w/permanent NZ residency for 13 years. We are now pregnant.

Hello, We are trying to find out if this makes a difference to my husband applying for a permanent residency visa but we keep getting different information from immigration. We are recently married, I have a letter from my Dr stating that I am pregnant.. What happens now? If anyone ...

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My daughter spent time here from Sept 1972 to Sept 1974 and in 1982-4 is she a permanent resident

I read that if you spent time in Australia prior to a certain time that you automatically had a re-entry visa, so does that mean that you are a permanent resident already?

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I'm Australian citizen. My boyfriend is Venezuelan, can he apply for residency or Australian Citizenship?

I'm an Australian citizen, I've been living in Venezuela the past 10 years, Now I would like to move back to Australia. Me and my boyfriend have been together for 5 years, he is Venezuelan, can he apply for the legal residence or citizenship through me?

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I want to bring my son from Thailand to Australia to live. What do I need to do?

My son is 6 yrs old and possesses both Australian Citizenship by descent and a current Australian passport. He has been to Australia previously on a 2 week holiday in 2015.

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I'm a permanent Australian resident and just applied for Citizenship

If it gets refused for any reason, will I lose my permanent residency and get deported?

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IELTS

With regards to applying Permanent residency with New Zealand passport, do we still need to take ielts english test ?

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I have permanent residency for 46 years. I'm applying for citizenship but I don't have a current passport.

I only have 2 expired passports from my country of origin. Can I still apply for citizenship, as they ask for a current one?

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Can I take my kids indefinitely to the Philippines? They are Australian citizenship holders.

I am a Filipino mother, can i take my kids to live in the Philippines for good if they are Australian citizens? Can they apply as dual citizenship?

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Am I a dual citizen?

After moving to Australia from New Zealand and being here for a year, I became a citizen. I'm just wondering if I'm a dual citizen. And if not can I still apply for a New Zealand citizenship?

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Can I work in Australia. I have permanent New Zealand residence, but have a UK passport

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Do you know how to access PR in Australia?

While Kiwi's can live and work in Australia indefinitely, they are not considered 'permanent residents'. To have long-term access to security and stability, certain social security benefits, and federal government loans for higher education, join the defence forces and ultimately vote, Kiwi's will need to become permanent residents or citizens ...

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Can I move with dual PR visa (Australia & Canada)?

Hi: I recently got PR from Australia and Canada. Before staying in a country, i want to visit both and then decide where to stay.Is it illegal having two PR from Australia and Canada? Pls suggest.

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I'm a NZ citizen but my husband is British with NZ permanent residency. Can he live and work in Australia?

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Can a New Zealand citizen who sponsored his parents for residency, move to Australia?

Hi there, I'm a NZ citizen and had sponsored my parents 2 years ago which is still under processing time. Can I apply for Australian Permanent Residency and later move to Australia? Also can I have dual citizenship for both NZ & Australia? Thanks Jas

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I have recently been told that I have a fine which was 2yrs ago. Does this affect my citizenship?

I am applying for citizenship and haven't paid of my fine that was received 2 years ago . does this mean that I can't apply for citizenship . I am trying to move over to Australia also for a better living but I am not sure how to go by ...

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How long do you have to live in Australia on PR before applying for Citizenship?

Hey, I really want my Australian passport for heading to Canada because on an Australian passport you get a two-year working holiday visa but on a Kiwi passport we only get one year. Done a lot of googling but nowhere does it specify how long we have to be on ...

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Can I get citizenship?

My grandfather was an Australian passport holder and my father lived in Australia as a boy for 16 years. I am planning on travelling to Australia with a view to staying for a couple of years. Would I be able to successfully apply for citizenship due to my family ties?

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my husband is a Australian citizen can i get Australian PR

My husband is a Australian. Citizen and iam a Indian citizen... We are currently in USA on E3 visa.... Can i also get Australian citizenship even if iam not in Australia?

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Australian Permanent residency expired and now I want to go back to Australia? What should I do ?

I lived in Australia for 7 years and as soon as I got my permanent residency I moved back to my home country due to some personal reasons. My residency got expired last year and now I want to go back to Australia. What is the procedure to follow ?

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Applying for family tax benefits in Melbourne

What documents do I need for my 4 kids and I? And would I first need to apply for a tax number before I can access any family tax benefits? Do you have to be working to qualify, as I will be looking for work in the meantime? Can my ...

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Child born in Australia before PR granted to both parents.

Hi, My baby born in 2012,in Australia and we got permanent residency in 2014. I want to know can we apply citizenship for my baby? i know we will be eligible for citizenship after 12 months from the date we got PR. How about my baby she was born here. ...

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I am 56 and have been in Australia over 2 years on a 457 visa. Can I get PR?

I am 56 & have been in Australia over 2 years on a 457 visa can I get PR by any other method than waiting 4 years and using ENS route.

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I have lived in Australia as a permanent resident for 49 years.

I would like to apply for citizenship when I return to Australia. I have been in another country for 3 months and intend returning in 2 months. Will I have to wait to become a citizen?

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Applying for Permanent Residency in Australia?

I have lived in Australia for 6 years 08-14 and i am expecting my first child here. My de facto partner is an Australian Citizen so my baby will also be a citizen as well. Would i need to apply for permanent Residency to get access to all government funding. ...

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My daughter was born in New Zealand to an Australian mother. Is she a dual citizen?

I'm a Kiwi living on the Gold Coast, My eldest daughter is thinking about moving to Australia to live. Her mother is Australian-born, so does that entitle her to dual citizenship?

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I am south african. My niece is living in australia for five years. Can I obtain permanent residence?

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Will I get an australian working visa if i have a cocaine possession charge?

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Will my baby get an australian citizenship and can I stay in Australia

Hi I'm currently pregnant and the baby will be born in Australia so I was wondering if the baby would have a australian citizenship. But also I'm currently on a temporary visa and was wondering if I would be able to stay in Australia with my baby because they have ...

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How can I renew my New Zealand Passport in Australia?

Can I renew my New Zealand passport when it expires and we're still living in Australia?

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Australian PR for Kiwis

I read that Kiwis who moved to Oz until Feb 2016 are eligible to apply for PR. Is there any option for the ones who moved after this date?

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Kiwis pathway to PR - SCV post Feb 2016

Does anyone have any idea about the eligibility criteria to apply for Australian PR or citizenship for Kiwis who moved to Australia after February 2016?

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Wondering if i am eligible for Citizenship?

I have been in Australia since April 7 2001. I was born in New Zealand on February 27 2000, making me a NZ citizen. However, i am wondering if I am eligible to become a Australian Citizen, having been in Australia for 17 years. I am aware of some of ...

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Does your nz passport have to stay valid while in Australia?

I've been in Australia 7years now. My passport expired 2 years ago and haven't renewed it. I was wondering if I'm meant to keep it valid while living here or can I leave it expired and just renew when I next Intend to travel?

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Can a recently-granted NZ citizen move to Australia straight away?

I'm a UK citizen and have been living in NZ for 17 years as a permanent resident. I've only just applied for and been granted NZ citizenship this year. Now I'm considering moving to Australia as most of my family is over there and are Australian citizens, including my parents ...

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I'm Dutch and married a Kiwi. Can I still live and work in Australia?

I have a Dutch passport but have been living in New Zealand for more then 20 years, I have married a Kiwi and now we would like to move to Australia, but i dont want to chance my dutch passport. Am I able to live and work in australia as ...

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Husband-NZ citizen, wife isn't, move to AU and have a baby, does the baby have any benefits?

As described in the title, if husband is NZ citizen but wife isn't, do we have any kind of benefits for new born baby in Australia? (assume that give birth in AU)

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How do I apply for permanent residency in Australia? How much does it cost and where do I go??

I'm moving from NZ to Australia with my partner and two kids. We have a baby due soon who will be born in Australia. We have no intention on moving back to New Zealand ever and want to make our status in Australia permanent and official! Thanks

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New Zealand permanent resident wanting to move to Australia

I am NZ resident but don't hold NZ citizenship yet. What will the process be for me to move to Australia?

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What is the easy way to become Australia Permanent Resident.

I am NZ Citizen. What is the easy way to become Australia Permanent Resident if I arrived after 1/July/2017? Thanks

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Will I loose my other nationalities??????!!!!

Hi I wanted to ask If I'm getting my Australian citizenship will I loose my other ones !!! I have Tunisian nationality: by born And Canadian citizenship : by immigration I don't want to loose them Please answer

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Mother has lived in Australia all my life but I have lived in the UK

My mum has lived in Australia for 30 years and I have been in the U.K. What type of visa would I need to apply for or can I get in as she is a Australian citizen?

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How long does it take to become an Australian permanent resident?

I am thinking of going over to Australia to live for awhile and then get back into my postgraduate studies. I was wondering if you can get the Australian equivalent of the student loan as a permanent resident? And how long would that take? Or do you have to become ...

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Application - Citizenship by descent

It appears that I am eligible to apply as my mother is an Australian Citizen. My husband and I are looking at moving from Auckland to Queensland. Can I apply from NZ without applying for PR first and then assuming I get citizenship, can my husband apply for citizenship by ...

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New Zealander who stayed in Oz for one month in1988, am I able to get a RRV?

Hi, I was told by someone on a kiwi/Oz blog that I may be able to get a returning residents visa because I was in Australia on a months holiday for 3 or 4 weeks way back in 1988. I still have my old NZ passport with the immigration stamp ...

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How to be Australian citizen if you are New Zealand citizen?

How to be an Australian citizen if you are New Zealand citizen and you are in Australia for 15 years but your income is less than $53,900?

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I lived and worked in Sydney from 1982 - 1996. I had my 3 children in Sydney. Can I get citizenship?

I lived and worked in Sydney from 1982 - 1996. I had my 3 children in Sydney. Can I get citizenship?

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NZ PR to Australia PR

Hi, What if you have a PR for New Zealand and then would like to convert that to Australian PR? Is that easy to do? Are there any restrictions there? Or would the PR not hold any weightage and we would need to start the procedure in Australia from scratch? ...

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Lived, worked, and owned a home in Australia from 1994 to 2002 when we returned to NZ.

We are considering retuning to Aus, can anyone advise what our eligibility to apply for citizenship would be?

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Can I become an Australian Citizen through marriage to my Australian husband?

My husband and I have been together for 6 or more years. We have 3 kids together. We have been married for 3 years. I am kiwi! My 3 kids have Australian birth certificates. I would like to know any information that can help me to become Australian citizen. I ...

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Been in Mel for over a year now with NZ passport. Now planning to get Aussie PR.

Which form(s) should I go and fill out please guys? I have got all the materials ready for my wife and I. Has anyone been through the process and succeed??? Cheers, Jack

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How does New Zealander entered Australia April 2009 on Special category visa become Australian citizen?

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Moved to Australia in February 2012, can I apply for citizenship?

I moved to Australia in February 2012 and was unaware I needed any type of visa. I thought I could come and work here without one and have been doing so for the last 4 and a half years. Recently I have thought about becoming a citizen as to return ...

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Studying in Australia

I have lived in Australia almost all my life, over 25 years now. I am a New Zealand citizen and have no details of my coming to Australia. I have recently managed to get my New Zealand passport and now have my drivers licence. I am on Centrelink Carer payments. ...

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Where to start the process, when we are NZ Citizens wanting Aussie Citizenship ?

Can anyone point out a right direction, where to start the process, do's and dont's.. will be really helpful. Cheers

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My baby will be an Australian citizen, so how can I become one now?

I am a 23 year old New Zealand citizen who has been in Australia for 10 years on a Special Category Visa. I have just finished studying teaching at an Australian uni. I am having a baby with an Australian citizen. My baby will be an Australian citizen, but I ...

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NZ citizen moving to Oz and have an Australian father.

Just wondering what it would mean for me by having an Australian father? He is on my birth certificate as being born in Melbourne. I however dont know him. I am wanting to move over with my 2 children and try for a better life.

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Banned from Canada due to misrepresentation of employment. Want to apply for Australia PR.

Hi, I have recently been banned from Canada due to misrepresentation of employment which was due to the idea provided to me by my consultant. Now I am interested in applying for Australian Permanent Residency with my original working experience in the field of Financial Investment Advisor. Could you please ...

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Is there an age limit to apply for permanent residence in Australia if you are a New Zealand citizen?

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I'm an Australian Citizen and want my pregnant girlfriend to come to Australia to marry

My question is: I have a girlfriend in Manila and she is pregnant. I'm planning to marry her - can I bring her to Australia and marry her here and settle down before my child is born?? I'm an Australian Citizen and my girlfriend is Filipino.

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New Zealanders Permanent Residence before year 2000 now return to Australia?

New Zealander stayed in Australia before year 2000 for one year with Medicare card held, can they be classified to own permanent residence status in Australia if they return to Australia to live in 2016?

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Im an NZ Citizen, lived in Aus from 1985-2000 Can I get a returning PR visa?

I lived in Aus for almost 15yrs and married an Australian and had 4 children there. I returned back to NZ for support when my marriage ended and got stuck. My children have since returned to Aus and I want to join them. I work as a Mental Health Nurse ...

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if I've been working and living in Australia for 12 years does that mean i still come under a SCV

If so does that still mean I have to apply for permanent residency before applying for Australian citizenship

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Do I still qualify to apply for permanent residence visa and eventually for Australian citizenship?

I am a 43 y.o. New Zealand Citizen who would like to migrate to Perth with my two kids and my wife this year. I am a Registered Nurse and would be working the same in Australia. With the new pathways to permanent residency put in place, do I still ...

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How many years does my spouse have to live in Australia if i am a citizen by descent?

If i am already an Australian citizen by descent, how many years does my husband and kids have to live in Australia to get the nationality?

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Residency or citizenship? Born in Perth, February 1987

Hello, I was born in Australia in February 1987 while my parents were temporary residents there. My father was doing his phd then and afterwards returned back to Bangladesh with me along. He could have stayed easily as he had every opportunity to stay there, but he left Australia because ...

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Ive lived here for four years, do i have to apply for a special visa, or can i apply for citizenship?

I read that i will need to apply for permanent residency, but i also read if ive lived in Aus for 4 years i can apply fir citizenship. I want to apply for citizenship, but im confused! What is the correct process for me?

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Kiwi married to australian

My partner is kiwi and i am an australian who has lived in nz for a decade now. I am wondering if us being married and moving to australia will be easier for him than if we were not married and moved over?

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NZ citizen with 3 dependent children who are Australian citizens (born here). Separated from husband. How do I become a citizen?

Arrived in Australia in 2010. Married an Australian citizen in 2013 and we have 3 children who were all born in Australia. My husband and I have just separated and I did not realise that I do not have permanent residency - I actually had no idea that I was ...

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I'm American with a Kiwi partner. Can we live and work in Australia?

I'm a U.S. citizen, my partner is a New Zealand citizen and we want you to work and live in Australia. What is the process we need to follow to live and work in Australia? Do we need to get married (or does it help) or will a de facto ...

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Will a spent caution for affray affect being able to get a visa and work in Australia?

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How do I start my application for PR - I currently hold a SCV?

Hi - I have lived in Australia for about 8 years now on my SCV and am finally looking to become a PR. What is the process and how do I start it? I have seen the new pathway to become a PR from SCV that was announced last month, ...

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Partner of a kiwi living in Oz

I am Scottish living and working in Oz on a Working Holiday Visa. My partner is a Kiwi and will be moving here to join me. After my visa runs out can I live and work in Oz with him?

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how long do i need to live in Australia as a NZ citizen before applying for a PR visa?

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How much is it to get a permanent residency? I've heard $1700 and when i try apply it is $7000??

what is the best visa to get being a NZ citizen applying for residency. I have tried applying for the partner visa which is near $7000? please help thanks

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I am a citizen of Australia, i have a girl friend who is a US citizen, what does she need to do?

I know she will have to apply for Permanent Residency, and a work Visa, please tell me what more needs to be done.

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Can a New Zealand PR holder work in Australia ?

I am new New-Zealand permanent Residence Visa holder, for the last 3 months. How easy is it to work or live in Australia?

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Can an Italian married to a NZ citizen move to Australia to live and work?

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My 3 y.o is Australian and I'm American on a 457 Visa that is about to expire. What are my options?

I have a 3 y.o. this is an Australian Citizen. I am no long in a relationship with her mother and she currently lives with her mother. I am in Australia currently working under a 457 Skilled Worker Visa that is set to expire in 3 months. Just found out ...

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I am a New Zealand citizen wanting to apply for PR to be able to apply for Australian Citizen.

Does anyone know what visa to apply. I came to Australia in 2005.

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Returning permanent resident - Visa issues?

I was born in England but moved to Australia when I was a very young child. I am a permanent resident of Australia, but left Australia in August 2010 to move to England for family reasons. My permanent residency Visa expired in 2012 but I believe this expiry is 5 ...

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How do I bring my Dad with me to Australia?

I am married to an Australian citizen, and his parents have moved to australia, we would like to go under the partner visa which I can easily do but I can't leave my Dad on his own for a number of years, I need him to be included in my ...

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What permanent visas can New Zealanders apply for in order to obtain permanent residency?

I moved to Australia a year ago and would like to obtain citizenship but in order to get this i must apply for a permanent residency visa.

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I'm NZ citizen, what is the current age limit to becoming an Australian resident?

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Visa options for Scottish partner of NZ citizen in Australia

I'm a NZ Citizen living in Australia for over 5 yrs. My Scottish girlfriend's visa is expiring. What are the options?

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What's the easiest way for us to stay in Australia?

Hi so my partner is a nz citizen and I am a UK citizen..we have been in Australia for about 4 months now and wish to stay here for a very long time. We have been together for 5 years and will be getting married shortly. The question is what ...

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I'm an Australian citizen living in England with a British wife and kids

We're thinking of moving back to Australia - would they be able to come with me?

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So I'm an Australian Citizen but my husband is not.

I have been looking on google all day and can't seem to find the answer. So I'm an Australian citizen and my husband is not, how long would it take for him to be able to apply for residency? Note: We are wanting to studying over their together.

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Do payslips need to be attested to?

I am applying for Australian immigration for skill assessment under 189 (Independent) category. The requirements ask original documents to be attested by notary public (or other equivalent). I was unsure if payslips (required to validate employment history) needs to be attested too. It seems a lengthy requirement considering five years ...

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I am a NZ citizen and my husband is an Australian Citizen living in Australia.

When I move to Australia, do I have any greater advantage than other unmarried NZ citizens given my marital status to an Australian citizen? For example am I able to get my citizenship faster? Thanks.

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Help needed for passport

Hi there, I'm in a situation where I became a guardian to my sister in laws child who was going through a mid-life crisis at the time. her baby was just 7 months old at the time. I flew to NZ from a holiday in Australia with this child to ...

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I was born in Australia but have lived in NZ since I was 8 months old. Can I get Australian citizenship?

I was born in Canberra, Australia, and when I was about 8 months old, my mother and I came to live in New Zealand. My mother is a New Zealand resident. If I wanted to move back to Australia, would I have to apply for residency or citizenship? My mother ...

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How do i apply for PR if my skill is not on the skilled visa list?

I am a New Zealand Citizen been living in Melbourne for the past 2 years and work full time as a product manager. I would like to apply for my PR, but my skill is not listed under the skilled visa list. I would like to apply for PR because ...

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How to get permanent residency for Australia from Britain?

My first love from UK and I have met after 45 years and would like to eventually marry and retire together in Melbourne. I am an Australian citizen, how and what is the easiest way to do this? He will have three pensions so will not require any help from ...

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How can I convert my Canadian permanent residence status to Australian permanent resident status?

I am a permanent resident card holder in Canada. I landed in June 2009 as a dependant (of my father). After residing for 1 year in Canada I have decided to permanently move to Australia. Is there any way I can get a conversion from Canadian PR card to Australian ...

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Confused about my residency status

I'm confused about my status. I married my husband last year (December 8, 2013) Then our plan was after 5 years to stay in Australia, coz we lived in Philippines, but i think it never happen that anymore because he was found in the city (Sydney ) dead last february ...

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Can I get Permanent residency at the age of 55 years although I am a qualified and skilled migrant

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How long for a visa to process?

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Ease of 45 yr old teacher getting permanent residency?

I've read that high school teachers are on the wanted skill list for gaining entry into Australia but also read here that it's harder to get permanent residency over the age of 45. Hubby is a teacher and applying for a job in Australia. Will it make a difference if ...

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Is 55 too old to re locate to Australia from NZ and will I qualify for an Australian pension?

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I left australia in 2012 with a debt of $5000 now i am planning to apply for permanent residence

I had a owing of $5000 of the credit card of one of the bank of austalia in year 2012 while i left austarlia now i am planning to go apply for permanent residence. So now will that owing can make my application to be refused if all the other ...

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Is there an age limit for PR in Australia?

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Applying for permanent residence under the age waiver for skilled migrants older than 45 years of age?

Is there anyone out there who is over 45 years of age and has successfully applied for permanent residence in Australia through the age waiver? If you did it all by yourself please advise me of what I need to do, the problems you experienced and what you did to ...

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How to work in Australia with NZ work visa?

hi all, i have nz work visa and i want to relocate or want to work in australia then should i able to move easily? Will i able to work in australia with tax payee job .Am i legally entitled to work in australia with nz work visa.If it is ...

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Australian father, Kiwi mother with two NZ born babies

My partner is an Australian citizen and I'm a New Zealander. We had our two children in NZ but now after 5 years we are ready to move back to Australia. Could anyone clarify our entitlements and assistance we would get when we arrive?? Our children are 3 years and ...

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Can an overseas student's kids become Australian citizens?

Hi my name is Shivani. We are students in Australia. We have two kids but we are not citizens in Australia. Are my kids able to get Australian citizenship?

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How do I become a permanent resident of Australia??

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How long do I have to live in AU on a temp (unsponsored) visa, before I'm considered settled?

I could have sworn that I read on the immigration website not too long ago (1 month or so ago), that if you've lived in Australia for four years, you are considered settled and could apply for permanent residency. For the life of me I can't find it anymore, but ...

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Moving to Australia with Kiwi husband, German children.

Hi there. We currently live in Germany, but my husband may have the opportunity to work in Australia. I am Malaysian, but both my children have German passports while my husband has German and NZ passport. I am told we need to apply for Aussie PR to be able to ...

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We've lived in NZ for 3 years and have residency, but now we are looking at moving to Australia. Would we have to start from scratch since we don't have NZ Citizenship?

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Immigration to AU, I've been in trouble with the police twice-not charged.

Hello. When I was 17 and 18 I've been in trouble with the police twice for shoplifting. I was never charged (no fingerprints, court orders, charges, sentences, convictions of any sort) so no criminal record of any kind. I was not arrested either but the police department still have record ...

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How do i bring my partner to Australia ?

Hi I am a NZ Citizen living and working in Australia. I wish to bring my partner who has an indian passport to Austalia? Can i sponsor her visa straightaway ? At present she is in India. Look forward to your assistance . Thanks

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Question regarding using a new passport for the first time?

hi guys. my old passport expired mid last year. i got a new one from sydney passport office. but i never used the new passport. im planning to go back home this easter break. just wondering if i need to carry the old passport along with me to show a ...

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What are the rights of returning Australian citizens, who have been out of the country for over 20 years?

I lived and worked in Australia between 1981-1989. During that time I applied for and was granted Australian Citizenship. Do I still retain citizen rights even though I haven't lived in Australia for over 20 years?

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I became an Australian citizen 12 years ago. Does this mean I have dual citizenship with both NZ and Australia?

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Moving to Aussie for good?

My husband (kiwi), wishes to move to Aussie, from NZ, to live & work because of our family moving over. I was born & bred in Scotland & hold British passport, is there anything I have to do differently to move to Aussie? My husband is the one that will ...

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Can I get a student loan if I have permanent residence in Australia?

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Applying PR, my age just over 50, what option I have ?

I have just turned 50 years old. I am NZ citizen and want to apply PR in Australia. What option I have? I am an qualified accountant, does my qualification help in applying PR?

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Being a New Zealander, do I need to appear for I.E.L.T.S for Australian Permanent residence?

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How many children out of 3 need to be in Australia before we can sponsor our parents over?

How can we sponsor our parents over to Australia if both me and my sister are living in Australia after immigrating from New Zealand? My sister is already an Australian resident.

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I am a New Zealand Citizen. My husband is a New Zealand Permanent Resident. Can my Husband automatically move with me to Australia?

My husband has a French Passport, but recently received his indefinite permanent residence for New Zealand. I am very keen to move to Australia because of the warmer weather. Where can I find information on this?

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Are my parents eligible for the pension, medicare, and concession card?

My parents are NZ citizens living there for the last 10 years , my mum was about 55, and dad was 65, when they migrated to nz. now they want to come to Australia as they have 4 children living here. Are they eligible to get the pension in Australia? ...

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Can my NZ indefinite returning residents visa be transferred to a new British passport if I am living in Australia?

Sorry to be a pest but I am worried about losing my NZ permanent residency if my passport expires when in Australia. I have an indefinite returning resident's visa in my British passport. However, this passport expires in Jan 2014. If I go to OZ on subclass 461 visa and ...

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Can a Kiwi over 45 years of age become an Australian resident?

I am a NZ citizen over 45 years of age with a permanent job offer in Australia. Is it possible for me to become a permanent resident in Australia?

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Applying for Australian Citizenship

Hi, I am a PR holder of Australia and unfortunately I have had a bad time and applied for bankruptcy. Now I am eligible for Citizenship. Do you think I may not get Citizenship because of bankruptcy? Thanks.

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My son born in Austraila at 1998 and he was birth registry but after 5 months we went back to Philippines. Is an entitle to acquire Australian Citizenship

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I have permanent residency in NZ, what do I need to live in Australia?

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I had permanent residency in Australia but haven't been back for 16 years. Will they renew it?

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I would like to move to Australia from the UK. My parents are 65, self employed and financially capable of looking after themselves, can they come to Australia too?

My parents own property in the uk, and by renting these out will be able to compensate their pension, can they move to Australia with me? And will they be entitled to anything at all? What do they need in order to become an australian resident? Many thanks

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Can a New Zealand work permit holder live and work in Australia if his partner is a New Zealand resident??

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How do you apply for permanent residency, but not citizenship?

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What is the permanent residence rule for international students?

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How can I get Australian citizenship?

I'm a full blooded Italian and have been living in Australia since I was 14 years old. I'm 52 years old now with Australian residence. I don't have a passport, how will I apply to become an Australian citizen? I really don't know..please help me. I asked some friends and ...

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Need advice on moving to Australia. Do my children get any benefits seeing their father is Australian? I'm a Kiwi.

Hi there, My partner of 9 yrs was born in Australia but is a NZ permanent resident. He now wants to go back after 23 years and we want to follow on after he has sorted out work and a place to stay. Destination Melbourne. We need some good advice ...

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Is my daughter an Australian?

We moved to Australia in 1995 and our daughter was born in 1999. Does that class her as an Australian? We have came across a glitch trying to get an Aussie passport for her as we are going to New Zealand later this year. We were told that she had ...

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What are the rules regarding application for permanent residence for families of Australian Citizens?

Hi there, I am an Australian citizen but have lived in NZ for 30 years. I am married, with 6 children and we are considering a move back to Aussie for better work prospects for my husband. Can my husband and children (all currently NZ Citizens) gain Permanent Residence fairly ...

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I have applied for Australian Permanent residency. Can I move out of my country to some other country while my application is under process?

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Spouse holding non-NZ passport travels to Australia on subclass 461 spouse visa with me to Australia. Can she eventually apply for Australian Permanent Residency?

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My husband was born in Australia but became a NZ citizen years ago. He wants to go home to Australia - is dual citizenship possible?

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What is the likelihood I'll qualify for permanent residency in Australia and be able to buy a business and a house in Perth? How much will I need to do this?

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I'm on a 457 visa in Australia. How long have I got to be in Australia on this visa before applying for residence?

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NZ citizen who has lived in Australia previously. Does this give me a faster path to PR/Citizenship?

I am a NZ citizen who lived in Australia 1982-86 (age 14-18), got Queensland school qualifications, driver's licence, tax ID etc but then I returned to NZ and have lived here since. My parents and siblings stayed in Australia and got dual citizenship. I'm now 43 and considering moving (back) ...

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Can I get PR after 1 or 2 years study in Australia?

I have been working as a Social Worker in an NGO. My age is around 45. I am planning to achieve a Post Graduate degree in International Community Development from an Australian University. Now my question is: Can I get PR after 1 or 2 years study in Australia?

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Setting up own business in South Australia

Has anyone set up their own business in South Australia? How did you go about it - especially if you are not an Aussie PR or citizen? Is the cost more for Kiwis? Or is it better to wait until you get PR, then set up your own business? Or ...

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We are permanent residents of New Zealand and are thinking about moving to Australia

But we still have family in South Africa that we want to sponsor to come to New Zealand. Can we do this if we are residents in Australia, and sponsor them to Australia? Or do we have to stay in New Zealand?

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I've got a baby with Australian citizenship - can I get mine?

I'm on a student visa and I need to know what to do to get Australian citizenship so that I can stay near my baby.

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Will my baby born in Australia keep her citizenship if I go back to India?

I'm a student in Australia studying for 5 years. My baby is born in Melbourne on 1st January 2009 and I want to know if I go back to India after finishing my study, will my baby be an Australian citizen?

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What if I do not have enough points to qualify for permanent residency?

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What are the 120 points I need to become a permanent resident?

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I've been living in Australia for 19+ years. How can I obtain proof of my SVC visa to confirm I am a permanant resident?

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I hold a New Zealand permanent resident visa but I'm a British citizen. Can I still be an Australian citizen?

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What is the impact of becoming an Australian citizen on my New Zealand citizenship and/or NZ rights?

Hi there, I'm moving to Aus for health reasons (dodgy Canterbury pollen) and will apply for the Skills Shortage Workers Visa and intend to become an Australian citizen. Should it all go pear-shaped once I get Aussie citizenship, will that impact on my rights in New Zealand at all should ...

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I have lived in Australia for the past 3 years & I have permanent residence in the 'C' Category. What does this category means in my Passport?

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How soon can I move to Australia after being granted New Zealand Citizenship?

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How can I stay with my Australian boyfriend? I am a UK Citizen.

I live with my boyfriend in Australia at the moment. I am 60. Can I stay here?

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Have any Kiwis here actually gone through the process of applying for and being granted Permanent Residency? What's involved? Was it a smooth process? Any bad experiences, etc?

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If we don't apply for permanant residency, does this mean we are temporary residents?

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Status of dependant children as SCV holders?

Looking for an answer to the above as struggling to find info on any sites. We are looking to move family over the ditch and understand that the entire family should get a SCV on arrival as all are NZ citizens. My wife and I are 45 & 43 and ...

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Does my 14-month-old child need Australian citizenship to attend daycare in Australia?

We are planning on staying for 6-12 months to see what it's like. Does this also make a difference?

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Do I need to apply for permanent residency to get the subsidy on a TAFE course?

I am 17 years old and have just enrolled into TAFE. I was told that even though I am a NZ citizen and have lived here in Australia for 5 years I have to show proof of permanent residency for the course fee subsidy. Do I need to apply for ...

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Is there an upper age limit for becoming an Australian permanent resident for NZ citizens?

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Am I an Australian permanent resident?

Dear all, I lived in Melbourne from November 1999 till September 2001 (10 months). I was working there and had a Medicare card, driver's licence, TFN and was registered with Centrelink. Then I returned back to NZ. Now, 9 years later, I wish to move back to Australia with my ...

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How much does it cost for a permanent residence visa for a married couple and 6 children?

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Permanent residency for Kiwi kids

As a Kiwi working and living in Australia but not eligible for permanent residency, will my two Kiwi children of 10 and 12 ever be eligible to apply for permanent residency? And if so, how would they go about it?

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My mother has an Australian passport. My question is, am I entitled to get an Australian passport too?

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Moving to Australian as New Zealand permanent residents

Can we move to Australia on our New Zealand permanent residency visa? Or do we need to be Citizens living in New Zealand for 5 years plus first? We emigrated from South Africa recently and are in the process of getting permanent residency in New Zealand, therefore we're wondering if ...

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My husband is a New Zealander. He is 47 years old, can he still apply for Australian residency? As I heard that Australian Residency will not be granted to people who is over 45. Thanks.

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Will I keep my NZ Permanent Residency?

Hi there, I am a NZ Permanent Resident and have lived in NZ for 16 years (stupidly didn't get citizenship in this time). Now my husband (he is a New Zealand Citizen, as is my 11 year old) want to go and live in Australia for some time; he wants ...

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I am in Australia on a 457 visa. How long do I have to stay here before I can apply for PR?

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Can I walk my husband through customs Australia and return to NZ so that he can secure work before moving me and our 2 babies over permanently?

I am a Kiwi, my husband is Egyptian. He will be entering Australia on a SCV sub-class 461 visa. We have 2 small children (under the age of 2 years old). He (may) be able to get a job transfer from his work here - we are yet to confirm ...

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What is the fee for the Australian permanent residency application?

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I was born in South Africa, and am now a New Zealand Citizen looking to move over to Australia. My brother wants to join me there from South Africa - is he eligible?

My father and sister will remain in NZ and our mother still lives in SA. We have no other immediate family. Can you let me know what category visa would apply for this - and if we would be eligible for a NZ Citizen Family Relationship visa? If so, do ...

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I recently got my Australian permanent residency visa...how long before I can divorce my wife?

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Am I an Australian citizen if I lived there for over 8 years and went to school there before coming back to NZ? I was born in NZ.

The reason why I am asking is that I wish to return back to Australia and if I am an Australian citizen, can I get an Australian passport? The other thing is that I have a criminal record here in NZ for fraud but have stayed out of trouble for ...

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How long do you need to live in Australia before you are eligible for the Australian Pension or to be an Australian citizen?

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How to get Permanent Residency if over 45 years old under the skilled migrant category

I am 45 and have a job offer in Australia and my wife is 39 and she has one too. Will I get permanent residency through her application?

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Kiwi with Thai wife moving to Australia

Hi I am a New Zealander and I and my Thai wife and my son want to move to Australia. My wife will first use a 6 month tourist visa, after that we want to get her a spouse visa. My question is - can Kiwis do this in Australia? ...

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How can a 16-year-old Kiwi get residency after living in Australia for 4 years?

Hi, I'm asking this question on behalf of my niece. She is a NZ citizen and moved to Australia some 4 years ago with her parents. It's her 16th birthday today. She wants to go to university to become a lawyer but can't get student loans at the moment. She ...

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Can my permanent residency be backdated to when I moved here?

When I moved over here I had to prove I had severed all ties with NZ to get my Medicare card. I proved I had terminated my lease, closed my bank accounts and sold my car. I thought the Medicare was proof that I was a permanent resident. I have ...

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Can you apply for permanent residency as soon as you arrive in Australia?

Myself & my two children aged 15 years & 10 years (currently) are hoping to move to WA in January 2011. Can I/we apply for permanent residency when we arrive, or do we have to live in Australia for 2 years first? Will my son be able to get permanent ...

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Can my parents get residency if I'm a New Zealand citizen and have been living in Australia for the last 6 months?

When can I sponsor my sister for residency if I'm a NZ citizen and living in Australia for the last 6 months?

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I'm a NZ citizen and have lived in Australia for 8 years. I am trying to get permanent residency and then hope to become an Australian citizen.

I'm finding it extremely hard to get permanent residency as I have been in the country since Sep 2001, and the law for NZ citizens becomming permanent residents in Australia changed in Feb that year. I have called Victorian legal aid, migrants and the New Hope foundation only to be ...

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Is there any way to get around the application fee for a Permanent Residence Visa?

I have lived in Australia for the past 7 years on the Special Category Visa (SCV)and have just been made redundant. I am unable to get government help unless I become a Permanent Resident, which costs $2000. Clearly I can't afford this and I find it ridiculous that I've been ...

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If I am issued a Temporary Visa 457, how soon can I apply for residence?

Also, when I apply for residence I will be over 45 years of age. Will I still be considered for residence and if refused, will I have to return to NZ with all my family? (Currently a NZ resident).

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How to get Australian permanent residency without employer sponsorship?

I am a NZ citizen and have been living for 5 years in Australia. How do I apply for permanent residency with no sponsorship from my boss and not being on the skilled list?

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How do you apply for permanent residency?

I've seen this in your FAQ: The first step is becoming a permanent resident of Australia. This process is points based and you currently need 120 points to be successful. But is there any info available anywhere on how the points are gained etc? Thanks :)

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How to become an Australian resident

A lot of job advertisements say that you have to be a resident to apply. How do you become a resident when moving to Australia?

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How do I apply for permanent residency?

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My husband is a NZ citizen and I am a NZ resident. What visa do I need to apply for in order to move to Australia?

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Will I lose my UK citizenship if I apply for NZ citizenship?

I was born in the UK and have been living in NZ for the last 5 years as a permanent resident. I am only a citizen in the UK and would now like to go to Australia. I would like to know if I were to apply for NZ citizenship, ...

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As a New Zealand citizen, when is the cut-off date for living in Australia?

My family and I are planning to make the big move over to Australia (Brisbane) and i just wanted to know when the dead line is before the Australian government stops Kiwis moving over?

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Can I move to Australia if I'm holding New Zealand Permanent Residence?

I'm staying in NZ on a visitor visa and have applied for a New Zealand work permit. But I want to settle in Australia, so what's the requirement for this? Thanks

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I am a NZ Permanent Resident (UK Citizen). Am I able to live and work in Australia?

Which visa do I need to apply for?

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Up to what age can you apply for residency and citizenship in Australia when moving over as a New Zealand resident?

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Permanent residency for a family with a disabled child

Hi, We are NZ citizens planning to move to Melbourne. I have a 5-year-old boy who has Down's Syndrome. Will we be eligible to apply for permanent residency in Australia? What kind of facilities are available there for children with Down's Syndrome?

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If I apply to be an Australian Citizen, can I retain my NZ Passport?

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Can my mother join me in Australia? She is a NZ permanent resident.

I'm thinking of joining my NZ partner in Aussie - he is working in the mines. I would like to move so my 18-month-old daughter can be closer to her dad. I am a NZ citizen but my mother is South African with NZ residency status. Can she join me ...

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Do I need to do anything in particular to be allowed back into Australia as a permanent resident again after living overseas for 4 years? I have a valid Aussie passport.

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