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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi, My partner holds an 820 visa. We want to travel to NZ after COVID-19 for a short holiday but her home passport is not on the NZ visa waiver list, is there a special process we can use to secure a visa for her to visit NZ given that she holds a valid Australia 820 visa or must we just use...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi Guys, Anyone else on here applying for a 189 Visa (New Zealand Stream)? So hard to find info on this visa. I am an onshore applicant with additional applicants attached, who are offshore. If there are any other applicants I would love to hear from you's!!
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hi Guys, I was wondering if anybody knows if the Points Tested and New Zealand streams for the Subclass 189 Visa have the same waiting times? I lodged a complete application on the 06/12/2019 for the New Zealand stream and back then they had processing times available. Now they don't have any...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hi there guys, My husband is from New Zealand and we have been living in Australia for almost 4 years now. I recently received my 461 New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa. I understand that after 5 years of living in Australia, Kiwi's are able to apply for PR. My question is, when my...
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi Everyone, I am a new user and I am currently in the process of preparing for my Subclass 189 New Zealand Stream visa application. I have added my wife and son,who currently live in Indonesia. We are yet to lodge as we are still completeing our Form 80's (what a headache) I was wondering if...
  6. New member introductions
    Hi Everyone, I am a new user and I am currently in the process of preparing for my Subclass 189 New Zealand Stream visa application. I have added my wife and son,who currently live in Indonesia. We are yet to lodge as we are still completeing our Form 80's (what a headache) I was wondering if...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I would like to ask your advise since I’m planning to renew my visa from Student visa subclass 500 to subclass 461. I met a NZ guy online and we dated starting late weeks of february. We’ve been on official relationship last 26 March 2019. Now he’s worried that my visa is expiring soon 20...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I'm a NZ citizen and my wife had a subclass 461. We are currently overseas to support her family. Unfortunately her visa is now expired, so I'm just wondering if for the renewal process we have to do everything from scratch or can still tick the box "Do you currently hold a New Zealand...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and I'd really appreciate if anyone could help with my questions: Situation: My partner is a New Zealand citizen and he has been permanently living in Australia since 2009 on the SCV visa (subclass 444). I am a Polish national on a 2nd year Working Holiday...
  10. International Travel
    New Zealand citizens living in Australia now have the option of an extra pathway available to them to become permanent residents. The new pathway will be available to Special Category Visa (SCV) holders who were resident in Australia on or before the 19 February 2016 and who, at the time of...
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hi! Can someone help with the 461 Visa? Do I need to get a medical examination if I have full Medicare rights (I am English) and comprehensive travel insurance? Thanks James
  12. Education
    Cuts to higher education budgets in Australia are not as drastic as feared, but fees for students will rise from the beginning of January 2018, it has been confirmed. But a row has broken out over the decision to end subsidies for students from New Zealand living and studying in Australia...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Up to 100,000 people from New Zealand living and working in Australia could face a longer wait if they want to become Australian citizens as changes announced last week are set to affect them the most. Tens of thousands of Kiwis who had already met income and character standards had been...
  14. International Travel
    More people than ever from China are expected to visit Australia in 2017 and next year, overtaking New Zealand as the country's largest international tourism market, research suggests. China is expected to be the largest source of both inbound arrivals and inbound expenditure, contributing 43%...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I'm a NZ citizen working in AU under SCV(subclass 444) and I'm planning to let my fiancee (currently in China) apply for a 461 visa to work and stay in Australia once we get married in a few weeks. I have a few questions regarding the proof of relationship, since we don't actually have a...
  16. International Travel
    Australia is proving to be most popular with people from New Zealand and China with these two nationalities making up the most short term arrivals, but numbers from the UK dropping in the last financial year. The highest number of international visitors came from New Zealand, with 1.3 million...
  17. General chit-chat and news
    Half of all departures from New Zealand between 1979 and 2016 were to Australia, this according to the latest data from Statistics New Zealand. Open migration access has always been a part of New Zealand's long-standing links with Australia, which for the most part allows an unrestricted flow...
  18. Visas and immigration
    I am a New Zealand Citizen, I have been living in Australia for ten years, recently went on holiday to Thailand where i was arrested for possession of approximately 2.1 grams of Cannabis (stupid i know) I paid a fine, various other legal costs and was deported back to New Zealand. I am now...
  19. International Travel
    People visiting Australia often end up travelling to New Zealand too and need separate visas for both countries but now a joint travel document could become a reality. Tourism heads from both countries have launched a campaign for a joint visa and point out that successful events like the...
  20. Visas and immigration
    Obviously more details to follow, but this is exciting news for between 60-100,000 Kiwis. New Zealanders currently living in Australia will be eligible for Australian citizenship if working for at least five years and earning in excess of A$53000, pending usual health and security checks...
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