Me and my son hold NZ passport but not my wife, if we decide to move to Australia, does she entitle to live there as well? Can we bundle up to apply for permanent resident?read topic
Hey all, I am wanting to emigrate to Australia in the next year/year and a half. I am currently in the UK looking to move to Edinburgh while I save and build a more experienced background. I am looking to buy a house that I can live In while here ...read topic
Hello, I work for a NZ company with a site in Australia. I am only NZ resident. I need to go to our site in Australia for work. Which type of visa do I need? I tried to look for info on the mmi.homeaffairs.gov.au website but I am not sure ...read topic
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?read topic
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???read topic
I have citizenship.read topic
Hi, I am Indian, from Bangalore, got married last year to NZ Citizen who is residing in Sydney from 9 years, planning to have baby, as i dont have any medicare, thought of going to india after pregnancy, if our baby born in india what is the visa can baby ...read topic
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?read topic
I am planning to apply RRV as I am permanent resident with expired visa outside Australia, but I have debt at ATO $4000 not paid till now. Will this debt affect my application like get refused ? even if I declare that I have debt with commonwealth on the application ...read topic
My bf got a criminal record 2 years ago on domestic violence in Australia. We were planning to find jobs in Aussie with the Work & Holiday Visa 462. But we aren't sure whether he would likely get an approval or a straight rejection? He does not have any jail ...read topic
I have joined my fiance in Australia and now am wanting to apply for Permanent residency but am not too sure which visa to apply. I did see the Partner (Provisional) (subclass 309) and Partner visa(sub class100) but this states you have to apply before entering Australia- please can someone ...read topic
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?read topic
I am a New Zealand citizen that moved to Aus in 1998, lived there for 15 years, so this was pre visa. I have lived in the UK for 3 years on a UK passport and am looking to move back to Aus. Do the new visa restriction still apply ...read topic
If parents are international students and kids born here, can they apply for Australian citizenship?
I heard that if kids born in Australia to parentswho don't have PR can apply for citizenship when they turn 5 years or 10 years. If they spent most of the time in Australia. Can anyone help me with this? Thanksread topic
Do I have to sit an English Competency test for permanent residency if I graduated year 12 in Australia?
I graduated year 12 and completed a Bachelor of Nursing in Australia and want to apply for a Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Permanent Visa. To gain enough points on the online Expression of Interest for permanent residency application I have to provide proof of English competency but the is no ...read topic
My wife is British I'm Australian I've lived in the UK for two years with her and now want to pack up and move back to Australia with her? What is the process we shall have to go through?read topic
Guys, i need tips for migrating to Sydney for work permit. i consulted many people here in India but maximum are giving me advise to join some private colleges & do part time job. but i am not much sure about this method. i guess, this is the right platform ...read topic
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 ...read topic
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 ...read topic
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 ...read topic
Is this possible. If it is possible then please tell me the whole process and fee which required for this process.read topic
With regards to applying Permanent residency with New Zealand passport, do we still need to take ielts english test ?read topic
I am 27 uk resident and my mum moved to AUS 5 years ago. She has residency now. Will I be able to get a visa to live there? I have no trade in demand.read topic
I want to return back to Australia where I grew up and bring my soon to be 9 year old son. There is no listed father on his passport or birth certificate and I have 5 brothers who are Australian citizens. Does he need a visa? I am about to ...read topic
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?read topic
Hi i am a NZ citizen and am looking into moving to Australia and would like to bring my partner who is a US citizen with me. I found there is the New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa, however we have been in a 5 year long distance relationship and ...read topic
Hi, I am a qualified paediatric nurse from UK. I am looking at applying for a skilled independent visa within the next year. I have a few questions about the visa if anyone atal could answer any of them. Firstly i live with my partner of 4 years (not married) ...read topic
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 ...read topic
I have a dual citizenship-filipino and australian- and already an old age pensioner. I want my son and his wife and two kids to live with me herein australia. Im getting old and need them here to live near me. My son is a web developer and a businessman. Is ...read topic
Hi! My British partner has a job prospect in Melbourne. We are both rather keen to live abroad and I think it would be a fun opportunity. However since we aren't married and I'm American I'm really concerned that I would not be allowed to seek employment as well. His ...read topic
Can I renew my British passport and update it to my married name without it effecting my 5yr PR visa
My PR visa is be linked to my current passport that is in my maiden name and only has 8 month left on it.read topic
I'm a NZ citizen but my husband is British with NZ permanent residency. Can he live and work in Australia?read topic
My partner has chronic obstructive pluminary disease. Will we be allowed to live in Australia and will Medicare cover this?.read topic
Can a grandma move a grandchild to Australia from NZ after being involved with working for families?
Can a grandma move a grandchild to Australia from NZ after being involved with working for families (SIFs)?read topic
I am in a student visa in New Zealand. Can I get a transfer from New Zealand to Australia for study?
I am on a student visa in New Zealand and it just been a few months. But I am so keen to get into Australia for my further study. Am I allowed to get into Australia apart from being a student?read topic
My Australian partner and I applied for fiancé visa in Philippines and it's already being finalised. But just last month my partner got sentenced to 12 months in prison for some personal reason. Will the immigration here in Australia still approved my visa even though he is in the prison?read topic
I'm an Australian citizen. My fiance is Italian. We're marrying in Italy this November but want to settle in my hometown of Perth. What's the best way for us to re-enter the country and the best course of action to ensure we can stay together and create our life together?read topic
I am a U.S citizen and my husband is an Ethiopian citizen. Would it be possible to apply visa for my husband who is in Ethiopia? Please HELP. Thanks.read topic
My husband is a kiwi and i'm south african. we've been living together in nz for 6 months and he flies in and out to australia as he works there. Im currently working on getting my visa for partnership visa for nz, and would like to visit australia while waiting ...read topic
i have been convicted to do community service in my country for a case of embezzlement.wish to know if i would be eligible to have an australian visaread topic
Do kids get same rights being half Aussie?read topic
Hi everyone ,im basically an aussie in exile. how it all started was i met my now wife online,after which we got married when she came on a trip to australia. so i did the easiest thing and got a 2 year yms visa to the UK but we so ...read topic
I want to do my postgraduation from australia. and I also want to permanent residence visa .how many years do I need? and is there anything skills needed for me?read topic
Hi, I currently hold a talent visa (2.5 years) in NZ and want to apply for Australian PR. Could someone please let me know what is the process for this? ta.read topic
So I'm currently doing a double degree in politics and law at Canterbury University and I'm interested in immigrating to become a legal officer for the air force in Australia. (Yes I am getting good grades in my courses, maintaining that B average.) As recommended in the guide I should ...read topic
Does a Thailand resident have to return to Bangkok every 3 months for renewal of visa while living in Australia waiting for permanent residency?read topic
My partner is a British citizen on a 457 visa, in December his Visa will be finished, we plan to visit NZ for a month then return to Australia for a week before going to the UK. Because he wont have the 457 Visa will he be able to enter ...read topic
My daughter (aged 12) was born out of wedlock and her father has no parental rights in the jurisdiction that we live; however, the Immigration Dept have requested Form 1229 to be signed by both parents named on her birth certificate. I have chased and requested his assistance, but he ...read topic
I'm a NZ citizen and my daughter just got residency as she was studying in India. She is 15 years old. We are planning to move to Australia and as a citizen we can get the work visa. My concern is for my daughter as how would she be able ...read topic
Hi, I'm a Lithuanian guy, at this moment i live in UK. I have clear criminal history in Lithuania, but in the UK I was in prison for 6 weeks. How will this is affect my Student Visa to Australia? Thanksread topic
I was granted a permanent resident visa in 2007 and lived and worked in Perth until 2010 when my marriage broke down and my wife returned to UK. I also returned but now want to return to Perth after 4 years. Is the permanent resident visa still valid or do ...read topic
Hi everyone. I am an Australia Citizen living in Melbourne and am 51 years old. My partner is 50 and is Dutch. We have known each other a long time but have been together for about a year. Mainly with each of us going back and forth for short visits. ...read topic
How do I write an invitation letter to my son-in-law for a work study visa? (Covering immigration pertinent points for Australia from Mauritius)
How do I write a covering letter for my son-in-law who is applying for a work study visa. He lives in Mauritius and is coming to Australia as we have already paid his tuition fees and health cover.read topic
Once my family have activated their visa, they will be moving over to Australia within the next 5 years and I want to stay in the UK to finish my education over the next 2 years and then I want to join my family in Australia. But I will be ...read topic
My wife is an Australian citizen and she is pregnant. I am an Indian citizen living in India while she is in Australia. What visa do I need to apply for?read topic
I am from the United Kingdom and am looking to move to Australia in 2009 for a new life with my son and partner. What do we need to do to move? Could you send me a check list?read topic
I found out that Australia uses the immigration skilled calculator to determine whether or not you can move to Australia on a skilled migrant visa. I meet most of the requirements, except it really does not define the occupation. I work in HR as a Training Coordinator/HR adminstrator, but it ...read topic
Do I have to wait for my Citizenship in New Zealand to go to Australia?read topic
Hi there, I have a little girl with speech problems and borderline autism. I have been told that we might not be able to move there because of this. We could go on a holiday but cannot stay permanently. Is this true? Has anyone else moved from NZ to Australia ...read topic
I’m in the process of going through a partner visa and just curious to know what happens to the 444 after that? Does it become invalid? I’m asking because I’d like to sponsor someone using the New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (temporary visa).read topic
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?read topic
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 ...read topic
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 ...read topic
I am NZ resident but don't hold NZ citizenship yet. What will the process be for me to move to Australia?read topic
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 ...read topic
Hi, my partner and I am both New Zealanders and have been to Australia on holiday without any problems. But now we are looking at moving over there permanently and my partner has criminal convictions. Will this stop him from moving there or would it be the same as if ...read topic
I read somewhere that you CAN'T leave Aussie if you are on a Special Category Visa (the one NZers are automatically given), because when you come back (from holiday or whatever) then you need a new visa?? Does this also impact applying to be a permanent resident?read topic
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? ...read topic
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, Jackread topic
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 ...read topic
I was doing PhD at The University of Sydney. During early days I faced some medical conditions and managed to pay heavy amount of medical bills through OSHC. However, few bills like pharmaceutical I couldn't pay because I didn't receive the bills due to change of apartment. I had once ...read topic
Is there an age limit to apply for permanent residence in Australia if you are a New Zealand citizen?read topic
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.read topic
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?read topic
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 ...read topic
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 ...read topic
I have been granted the 461 visa in Australia. It says in my visa I can live, work and study in Australia. Am I eligible to study with similar benefits as New Zealand citizen? I want to take short courses in Australia. Do my fees get subsidised by the Australian ...read topic
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?read topic
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 thanksread topic
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 ...read topic
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 ...read topic
Ok so my partner and i want to move to australier with our daughter. I am a nail technician and my partner is a tiler/plasterer/painter. We havent got lots in bank, and are willing to work to make this move work but would like some info on doing this big ...read topic
I'm a NZ Citizen living in Australia for over 5 yrs. My Scottish girlfriend's visa is expiring. What are the options?read topic
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 ...read topic
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 ...read topic
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 ...read topic
I had a DIC two years ago - lost my license for 6 months. I am moving to Australia in a couple of months, I am a NZ citizen. Do I need to fill out that consent to disclosure form? Or should I just declare it when I get to ...read topic
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 ...read topic
Im about to lose my job on 457 visa. Can i work in other areas on a 457 besides what I'm skilled in?
Hello, I work in recruitment and due to not meeting ridiculous deadlines etc it looks like i will be losing my job very soon. I am currently on a 457 visa and have been so for 9 months now. My question is: If i no longer wish to work in ...read topic
Hi I'm Paul, I'm 28 years old and I'm from the Philippines. My mom moved to Australia last 1989. She left me with my father (they're not legally married). She married an Australian and became a citizen. Since there are many life-threatening things that happens every day here in my ...read topic
I met my girlfriend while holidaying in the States and now we've been considering her moving to Australia with me. Trying to explore all our options from residency to eventually citizenship, but for now we just want yo get her into the country. Any help and information will be appreciated. ...read topic
My husband and I are looking at moving to Australia with our 2 children. We have around £20,000 of debt. Can we still move or do we have to be debt free?read topic
I am a New Zealand Citizen living in Australia. My wife is currently living with me in Australia on 461 Visa. Can her sister (my sister-inlaw) join us in Australia on 461 VISA?read topic
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 ...read topic
I am 34 female Iranian living in Iran and i am going to get married to someone who is Iranian as well and lives in Australia. he said in a year time he will get his green card and then he can apply for my visa. my important question is: ...read topic
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?read topic
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 ...read topic
Ive applied for SCV so i can move over early 2013, I have theft charges, never been to jail! What ive read so far on here and other pages, by the looks if i havent been to jail or have serious charges i should be sweet?? Fair to say??? 3 ...read topic
Hi. I am recent NZ citizen and am moving to reside in Australia soon asI have most families there. Can I sponsor my partner who is a non NZ resident / citizen into Australia to stay with me? I have not previously supported anyone into Australia under partnership. If Yes, ...read topic
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 ...read topic
I want to sponser my girlfriend for a tourist visa but I'm on a disability support pension. Will this affect any decision? I have good family support.read topic
I'm living in a lesbian relationship my partner for the past 8 years is in the uk we want her to come and live and work here with me what is the best way to go about itread topic
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?
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 . Thanksread topic
Can my 18-year-old daughter get a 461 visa or should she get New Zealand citizenship and then go to Australia?
Hi there, My husband (NZ citizen) wants to go and live/work in OZ. He is an electrician and I am a teacher (I am NOT a NZ citizen but I have NZ PR). My 18-year-old daughter only has PR also but my youngest daughter (aged 11) was born here in ...read topic
When filling out the arrival form on the plane before landing in Australia, do I state that I am intending to live there permanently or that i am just visiting? I am a NZ citizen born & bred.
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 ...read topic
hi can a mum on subclass 461 gets a child care of australian born baby with nz citizen as my hasband is nz citizen with subclass 444 and iam non nz citizen with subclass 461 thanksread topic
I am making repayments every month at present but want to leave England. Will I be able to or do I have to clear my debts first?read topic
I was convicted twice for DUI in July 2007 and I'm planning to move to Australia in June 2013. Will it be a problem for me to get the Special Category Visa?
Hi, I am an IT consultant by profession. I was convicted twice for DUI in July 2007 and I'm planning to move to Australia in June 2013. Will it be a problem for me to get the Special Category Visa. I know what I did was wrong and have been ...read topic
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.read topic
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?read topic
i am an nz citizen can i go back to australia as a permanent resident i lived there for 30 years of my life im now 45 years old - I also have a partner can i support him if i am allowed? cheersread topic
My husband committed an apprehended violence order offense while our permanent residency application is in process. The offense is indicated in his police record. Will it affect our application? Can we still be approved for PR? The offense is committed just 2 mos ago when we had fight. I reported ...read topic
I have a Resident's Visa in New Zealand that will expire on December, 2012. I just entered Australia on a 461 visa. What happens if my relationship with my NZ partner ends?read topic
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?read topic
I've done a massive amount of research, but just a few questions if your kind enough to answer! 1) I have been working renovation/construction/retail for a few years. Is that a doable work path for the VISA? 2) Is college necessary for a VISA? I have just have 1 year ...read topic
If we move to australia and my baby is 8 months old, when my baby can apply for australian permanent resident please?
My friend told me, when my baby is 10 years old, she can apply for australia permanent resident? Is it true?read topic
Which visa could i move to Aus on, i'm single and have 2 young children. My mother lives in Brisbane.
I want to join my mum in Brisbane but cant find a suitable visa. I have 2 children under 4. it would be just me and them moving. i dont have any of the skills on the Skilled Occupations List and dont know if theres any way i can emigrate ...read topic
I am a NZ citizen and moving to Australia with my family. Once I am in Australia can I apply for a visit visa for my parents to come live with me in Australia for a period of 6-8months?read topic
My husband is on 461 visa. Will he be able to apply for a permanent visa after living in Australia for two years? If not, can he renew his visa as long as we stay there? I am a NZ citizen.
I have a assault charge from more than 10 years ago. Can I still get a skilled working visa for australia?
Can I move to Australia to live and work if I have been convicted and jailed for exporting drugs into Australia?
My partner and I would like to move to Australia to work. In 2005 he was convicted of exporting cocaine into Australia from NZ and sentenced to 6 and half years prison. He served 3 and a half and the rest has been completed on parole. His parole finishes Feb ...read topic
I am a U.S. citizen and want to move to Australia - Will I have any problems?read topic
I'm a student going to Australia for postgraduate study and was wondering if anyone has got a Health Care Card? The eligibility requirements are: --- You need to be living in Australia and be: in Australia, and an Australian resident, or the holder of a special category visa—that is a ...read topic
I have a New Zealand passport by decent (I was born in South Africa). Having never lived in NZ, will this cause any problems when I move to Auz?
I want to make sure that I will be let into Auz even though I haven't lived in NZ. I do have a valid NZ passport as my mother is from NZ. I'd appreciate any info. Thank you.read topic
Subclass 461 visa and private health insurance requirement - what happens if there is a period of non-compliance?
The subclass 461 can be renewed every 5 years but has a requirement to maintain private health insurance. Apparently upon reapplying immigration needs maintained evidence of this, or they may refuse further renewal. We came to Melbourne from Auckland 17 mnths ago, the missus whose on the 461 had travel ...read topic
I got the 461 visa for my family a couple of years ago when my company was going to move us to Australia. That didn't happen at that time but it looks like it will now happen later this year. Problem is that by the time the 461 visas come ...read topic
I am a New Zealand citizen and my wife is living in NZ with a work visa. Is she able to move to Australia with me?
I currently hold NZ citizenship and want to move to Australia, but my wife is on a foreign passport and holds a NZ work Visa. I was wondering what is required for her to move to Australia with me?read topic
I am a scholarship holder for a PhD in Australia I have a disabled child. Auspak is advising me to to first lodge my visa application as a single without family. Being a mother I am reluctant to do this. I am afraid that then my family will face difficulty ...read topic
I have been a permanent resident in New Zealand since 1966 with UK citzenship. I have also lived and worked in Australia (permanent Australian resident for over 10 years) in the 80's before moving to NZ with family in 1994. My husband and daughter are both Australian. We are looking ...read topic
Hi every one. I hope you can help me. I'm a naturalized NZ citizen, my 10month old daughter is NZ citizen and my wife is Philippine citizen and NZ resident. I got a job offer in Brisbane and I don't want to leave them here in NZ. Is it possible ...read topic
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?
I'm a NZ citizen by birth. I'm almost 50 yrs old and will be moving to Aus (long-term, if not, permanently) within the year. I've been told Kiwi's don't need to apply for PR as automatically have Special Visa when arrive - meaning you can work and live in Aus ...read topic
I live in the UK and will be declaring myself bankrupt in the next few weeks but myself and my partner are wanting to move to Australia at some time in the future. He has a sponsor in Australia but would I be declined entry due to being bankrupt?read topic
If a non-resident parent is emmigrating from the uk, do the children of this person require a medical. If so, why?read topic
I came from the UK to be with my partner here in Australia. We have only been together 5 months and stupidly I've fallen pregnant with his baby. I have not done my second year visa work for a second year of staying, is there anything we can do for ...read topic
On the Subclass 461 Visa, does the New Zealand citizen need to accompany their spouse to Australia just on arrival? Or every time?
One thing is unclear with the subclass 461 visa specification that the New Zealand citizen must accompany their spouse to Australia on the arrival. Does this mean EVERY TIME or just the first time when they arrive in Australia? For example, if the husband (NZ citizen) has to leave Australia ...read topic
Hey, We want to emigrate asap. We cannot wait over two years for a visa. My husband has a job in Melbourne secured with a friend if we can go. How can we do this legally and not have to stay in this depressing country with no prospects for my ...read topic
What are the skilled jobs that pass for permanent residency applications? What field are always accepted and what are the industries that don't really pass? Has anyone applied and been declined? And for what reasons? For not being 'aptly skilled' or something along those lines?read topic
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?read topic
I have been in jail for 2 years for drug convictions. Can I still get my offer of sponsorship from Australia?
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.read topic
Husband is an Australian permanent residence but wife is on a visiting visa from Samoa. Can she give birth in Victoria?read topic
I'm engaged to a Kiwi and we have a daughter. I have lived in NZ for 16 years and we would like to move to Australia. What are the rules for this situation?read topic
Can a Dutch-born New Zealand resident apply for any kind of pension if their visas are accepted in Australia?
My Parents are Dutch and are New Zealand residents. My br and I live here, my sister also wants to move with her family but not with my parents. i think they are allowed to move here on that basis from what I understand from the immigration website, otherwise if ...read topic
I am a New Zealand Citizen and have been living and working in Australia for 5 years. I want to bring my daughter to Australia to study (she is a Chinese Citizen and under 15 years old). Can I apply for the subclass 461 for her? If she can come ...read topic
I defaulted on a telephone bill payment in Australia as a student. Now I wish to apply for a tourist visa 20 years on. Will this reflect as a crime?
My fiancee had a domestic matter with his sister, and it got heated. He was sentenced to 2 years in jail. He is not a violent man, normally...he works hard and is a good person. Our question is: How does he go about migrating to Australia, so we can finally ...read topic
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?
My husband is a Mechanical Engineer & I'm into software. We both have more than 7 years of experience in our respective fields. We have a 6-year-old daughter. If I migrate now will that be good for my career & enable us to comfortably?read topic
What is the best way for me to get to Australia asap? I have NZ residency, my husband is Australian living in NZ for all his life. Can we apply for family assistance straight away?read topic
I have an Australian boyfriend. He is paralysed and wants me to go to Australia. What type of visa should I apply for? And where and how should I start? How long would it take for that type of visa application?
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?
I'm receiving the disability pension. Can I move to Australia on a holiday visa and keep my pension?
Me and my boyfriend want to move to Australia for a year but I'm receiving the disability pension. He wants to go and work but won't go without me. I was wondering if I could go on a holiday visa and keep my disability pension??read topic
How can I sponsor my parents (mum is 60 and dad is 64 years old)? I hold PR status and am currently working in Perth.read topic
I have NZ permanent residence, my husband is Australian but has been living in NZ for all his life and I have two children born in NZ. Can I enter to Australia or do I have to apply for a tourist visa or tempory permanent visa? Are my children entitled to free health care or family assistance (supplements for rent or child support)? Thanks.
I have a Kiwi passport and my son has a British passport. What (if any) paper work will my son need to enter Australia?
I am aware each individual person needs around $5000 AUD, equivalent to £2400. Does that still apply if a married couple use the one bank account (joint) ??read topic
I'm planning to move to Australia on a 12-month working holiday visa in search of sponsorship. Can my wife and 3 kids follow me out once I get set up?
We want to move to Australia due to lack of work here in Ireland but it's hard to get a visa because of the children and also hard to get sponsorship because of my line of work (scaffolding). i have heard it's easier to get sponsorship once you are out ...read topic
I live with my boyfriend in Australia at the moment. I am 60. Can I stay here?read topic
I have a bad credit history over here in the UK and my partner wants to move to Australia. I'm starting to warm to the idea but I'm afraid my credit history will affect the move.read topic
We got our PR visa in Dec 2009. We also went to Australia in June 2010 to validate it.The visa is valid for 5 years, until 2014. If we go there in 2013, will it be possible to renew the PR, with just 2 years of stay in Australia???
I am a NZ citizen and my wife has an Australian subclass 461 visa. What if I am already in Australia and she joins me later on?
Or do I have to be physically with her when she arrives in Australia?read topic
Has anyone been in this situation before and been turned down or accepted?read topic
I am a Kiwi with a British boyfriend living in the uk. We want to find out how to enter and find work in Australia on a temporary/semi-permanent basis.
Can my boyfriend enter on my passport? Does he need a visa? Where is the best place to look for work? My boyfriend is a qualified electrician.read topic
I have been told my passport must be valid for 5 years if I am moving permanently. Is this true?read topic
I live with my boyfriend and our 3-year-old daughter. We want to make the move to Australia. He is a qualified secondary school teacher but he hates teaching and wants a change of career but there are no work opportunities in Ireland. I know that we could get a visa ...read topic
I am a US Citizen living in New Zealand as a Permanent Resident...What do I need to live in Australia?
Can I move to Australia if I have a criminal record in Canada from 2001 of dangerous driving & over 80 alcohol?
In 2001 I was found guilty of dangerous driving & over 80, so I went to court, paid my fine and a couple of months later returned back home. Now I would like to obtain a skilled migration visa to Australia. Could I be rejected because of this?read topic
Hi, my family and I would like to move from NZ to Rockhampton, where I come from and still have family. I have lived in New Zealand for 22 years. I am 51 and my wife is 53. We both take percription meds but are healthy. I came here as ...read topic
My ex-partner is Australian and has moved back there with our daughter who is 3. I am now moving out to Adelaide to be with them. Can my uncle in Perth sponsor me to work in Australia, or do I need my daughter's mother to sponsor me? Many thanks, Mabbo.read topic
My husband is already in Australia, so I'm thinking I will apply for a tourist visa here in NZ and then a subclass 461 in Australia. I want to move over as soon as possible so I can avoid paying rental and power bills etc here while my husband is ...read topic
I am currently holding a student visa in Australia and have been holding it for the past 7 years. I have just finished secondary schooling and have been offered a place and been given a confirmation of enrolment letter by my university. I am now wanting to renew my Australian ...read topic
Will I be granted a new student visa if I have a bad credit score with a telecommunications company?
I have been living in New Zealand for over 12 years and now wish to relocate to Australia. I have NZ permanent residency, so how does that affect my move to Australia?read topic
I am a New Zealand Resident origanally from the Philippines, I've been here for 2 years now. My husband and my one-year-old baby are also Filipino but they are already New Zealand Citizens. Will it be difficult for me to get a subclass 461 visa even though I am already ...read topic
I am 41 years old working in New Zealand as a registered nurse. Is it possible for me to emigrate to Australia? My husband is 47 years old and is working as a psychiatric assistant. We've got two children aged 15 and 11. Everyone in my family is a New ...read topic
Is it alright to apply for subclass visa 461 while I am waiting for my NZ residency? And how long will the subclass 461 take?
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 ...read topic
My friend from South Africa wants to join her sister in Australia and look for work but has just declared herself bankrupt. Can she apply for a Visa and emigrate if bankrupt?read topic
Once I am approved to immigrate to Australia, how long do I have to leave the UK before I would have to reapply? Thanks
My partner is a citizen and we both live in UK, so he can go back anytime, I would be going as his defacto.read topic
I finally got through to someone at the Australian consulate and I was told that I would be legible for a 461 visa because I am married to an NZ citizen BUT my daughter was NOT eligible for the 461 visa because she is 19 and NOT dependent on us. ...read topic
I read in a previous post that all you need is your Kiwi passport and NZ driver's licence to get it changed to an Australian one. My dilemma is that I don't have a Kiwi passport. I am British but have permanent residency for NZ. Will I be able to ...read topic
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.
Thank you Grace for answering my last question about keeping my permanent residency. Sorry to be a pest but I have more questions. I have been ringing the Australian Consulate but never get through and they never ring back. as I said before, I will be going to australia this ...read topic
I'm a NZ permanant resident, originally from the UK and have been in NZ for 5 years. But since the earthquakes I want to be with family in Perth. How can i do this and what do I need to do? I honestly don't know where to start! Thanks
My husband and I have been living apart nearly 2 years but I want to be near family- my children's family. My husband wants to go too.... we are still married, what's the best way to go about this?read topic
I'm a UK citizen and 3 years permanent NZ resident. I am married to a Kiwi girl. I have a great job offer with my Aussie-owned company, what is the best and easiest way to obtain a visa?
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 ...read topic
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 ...read topic
What will be the condition of my permanent resident visa if I applied before the changes to the skilled migrants list?
I have applied to be a motor mechanic on June 1st week 2009 but found the IELTS score changed on July 1st 2009. Will this affect my process? Please answer.read topic
My husband's sister is an Australian citizen. Can she sponsor me and my family (myself and my daughters), except my husband, under the other close relatives immigration visa? My daughters are aged 1 and 4 years old. I am 29 years old and have a masters degree in maths. My ...read topic
I have a criminal record with a disqualified driver's licence. Will that affect getting a visa for Australia?
I have a New Zealand permanent residency from the last four years and I want to move to Australia for study and work. What is the procedure for doing this?read topic
I applied for permanent residence in June of 2009. So far there has been no response from immigration. How do I know how the process is going? Can I find out when they will contact me again?read topic
I understand that there may be a way of getting Australian citizenship straight away if both my parents are deceased and I have no other close relatives in New Zealand...some sort of "family reunion" type application? Can anyone help? Also, if I did get Australian citizenship would that be of ...read topic
How would that work out if I move to Australia? I also have a 13-year-old daughter.read topic
I have bad credit in Australia as I started a small business and couldn't pay my amount. Now I'm back in my home country. I was on a student visa in Australia. Can I get a New Zealand student visa now? Please answer this question.read topic
I am a permanent resident here and my sister has had a few holidays there would love to emigrate. She and her husband are in their middle 50s. My sister's husband has many qualifications so maybe he would be able to get a work visa? They would be self sufficient ...read topic
I am on a 457 visa. Please help.read topic
Specifically a bachelors degree if a relative sponsors you?read topic
I am a New Zealander married to an Irish girl. We are looking to move to Australia soon and want to know if she has the same eligibility to live in Australia as myself since we are married?
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?read topic
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? ...read topic
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?read topic
I am a Dutch citizen and I have permanent residency in New Zealand. Do I need to get a visa to move to Australia, or can I just come over and find a job? Thank you.read topic
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 ...read topic
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).read topic
Hi, my Australian girlfriend has just found out she is pregnant. We are both happy about it but understandably she wants to go back to Australia to have the child and to move back permanently. I'm from the UK so what are the best options for a visa? We don't ...read topic
I need to know if there is a specific age your child needs to be before you can make the move to Australia. What visa should I apply for? I'm currently 5 months pregnant and any info would be a help thanks..read topic
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?
Can we live and work in Australia before applying for NZ citizenship? How long must we remain in NZ to qualify for the NZ citizenship? I've heard you only have to be in NZ for half the time before NZ citizenship is granted. Is this true?read topic
My wife is a New Zealand citizen and I'm a permanent resident. We have 3 children. Do I need a special visa to live in Australia? Thanks guys
I'm 17 and I have a son who is 1 year old and I'm from the UK. I have a criminal record but from 4 years ago. Will they let me in?read topic
I have a parent who is being taken care of full time in a dementia care unit. If I wish to have him come across to Australia with me, how will that work?read topic
Hi, I am a Canadian citizen with New Zealand PR and I want to move to Australia. What are my requirements?read topic
I'm in New Zealand on a work visa. Is there any way to get an Australian work visa? Thanksread topic
Hi there, I am a NZ citizen living in Australia. I would like to bring my fiance to Australia from India. How can I do this?read topic
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? Thanksread topic
Which visa do I need to apply for?read topic
I have a NZ permanent residency visa but am planning to move with my kids to Australia. I want to know if I need a special visa to work and live there, or would it be better for me to get citizenship here in NZ before moving over?read topic
My husband plans to work and live in Australia. As a British citizen and New Zealand permanent resident, would he need a visa?
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 ...read topic