New Zealand Citizens

Skilled Independent 189 Visa

This stream provides New Zealand Citizens with a pathway to Australian permanent residency. To be eligible, the NZ citizen must hold a Special Category (subclass 444) visa; have evidence of their taxable income being at or above the income threshold in each of the last five financial years (unless claiming an exemption); and have been resident in Australia for a continuous period of five years immediately prior to application. Unlike other GSM visas, there is no requirement for the applicant’s occupation to be recorded on the relevant occupation lists or to pass the points test.

New Zealand citizens who are granted this permanent visa will be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship after 12 months, if they have held their Special Category (subclass 444) visa for at least five consecutive years.

November 2020 Special - $1,650*

*single applicant with no health or character issues.

NZ Family Relationship Visa

This visa allows someone who is not a New Zealand citizen to live in Australia with their family member who is a New Zealand citizen and who holds either a Special Category (subclass 444) visa and is living in Australia or is eligible to hold a Special Category visa (subclass 444) and is accompanying you to Australia.

You must be related to the New Zealand citizen as either their partner, their (or their partner's) dependent child, the dependent child of their (or their partner's) dependent child or a dependent relative.

If you need assistance with your NZ Family Relationship Visa application or if you are interested in applying for a NZ Family Relationship Visa, our experienced registered migration agents can provide you with advice and guide you through the visa process