New Zealand Citizen Visa

There are a range of visas available for New Zealand Citizens

Options for New Zealand Citizens and their families

New Zealand Citizens residing or visiting Australia may be granted a Special Category Visa (Subclass 444) upon entry if they meet the below criteria

• a New Zealand Citizen and do not hold another Australian Visa
• Present current New Zealand Passport
• Meet specific health and character requirements

SPECIAL CATEGORY (SUBCLASS 444)
The Special Category Visa (SCV) Subclass 444 is a temporary visa that allows New Zealand citizens to live, work and study in Australia.

As a temporary resident, SCV holders do not have the same rights and benefits as Australian Citizens or permanent residents. A separate visa application/s must be made to become a permanent resident or citizen.

This visa is valid from the time of visa grant (upon arrival) to the time of departure from Australia.

FAMILY & PARTNER VISAS (NEW ZEALAND)
New Zealand citizens with non-New Zealand family members have their own visa subclass. The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461) is for

• the partner
• children/step-children or partner’s children/step-children (Including dependent children)

of a New Zealand Citizen (Subclass 444 visa holder)

APPLYING FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCY
New Zealand Citizens have a number of Permanent Visa options.

The Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) New Zealand Stream is specifically for SCV Subclass 444 Visa holders

Are you a New Zealand Citizen and not sure how to proceed with your visa application?

If you are a New Zealand Citizen with questions about coming to Australia, wanting to bring family members to Australia or apply for Permanent Residency, speak to one of our expert migration agents. Our team of experts are dedicated to helping you reach your Australian migration goals as soon as possible. Let us help you start your migration journey today.