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Hello!

I'm a Permanent Resident of New Zealand but a US Citizen. I am in a de facto relationship with my partner who is a NZ citizen (though born in Australia, he only has a NZ passport).

We want to make the move to Australia, but I'm not sure how to start with a partnership visa. As a NZ citizen he can go over no problem, but I'll have to apply for a visa for an eligible NZ citizen.

Is it possible to apply for one while on shore? Or while here in NZ. I am over 30 so too late for a WHV. We are both in NZ.

Has anyone been in the same boat?

Thanks!
 

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Citizenship by birth-before 1 September 1994

People born in Australia on or after 26 January 1949 and before 20 August 1986 became an Australian citizen by birth, with the exception of children born to a parent who was living in Australia temporarily as a diplomat or as the holder of a special purpose visa, for example guests of government, air crew or armed forces and their families.

He maybe a citizen of Australia too?

https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/17nz
 

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No, not in a field for skilled migrant.

He is looking into getting his Australian passport, but I am not sure that makes a difference for my visa since he is still an eligible NZ citizen.

I'm prepared for the costs of the partnership visa, but I guess my question is what visa is best to apply for to be able to stay onshore while the temporary or provisional visa is being processed. Or if there is a temporary visa I can apply for while in NZ to be able to stay temporarily while the partnership visa is being processed.

I hope that makes sense...

Thanks again in advance.
 

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Put simply (so as a basic and more to it).

Your Partner gets his Australian passport. You get an ETA.
Both travel to Australia and within 3 months apply for a Partner Visa (820) onshore, after 3 months you are on a Bridging Visa A with full work rights.

You will be eligible for Medicare from application of the 820 acknowledgement.
 
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