Permanent Residency Visa (NZ Citizens)

A New Zealand Passport holder has the right to Permanent Residency in Australia, without the need to obtain any visa or residency permit. A New Zealand Passport holder has free right of entry into Australia, as well as the right to work.

A New Zealand passport holder is issued with a Special Category subclass 444 visa on arrival into Australia.

From the 26th February 2001, a New Zealand Citizen resident in Australia could only sponsor a family member as an "eligible citizen" IF:

- they were in Australia on that date; AND/OR
- lived in Australia for at least 12 months in the preceding 24 months.

Ask Philip Gamble whether you (or your children) have a claim to British nationality.

Learn more about these routes to British Nationality: is a specialist UK Nationality and British Citizenship site offering an online search and assessment. Claims to hold a British Passport can be complex and the site offers a quick, simple search to give you the answers. While many people qualify for the UK Ancestry Visa based on holding a Commonwealth passport with a UK born grandmother or grandfather, we have found that if you have a grandparent born in the UK, or if your mother is British or your father is British, then there are several scenarios where you can claim British Nationality and the right to hold a British Passport. This stems from Britain’s collection of British Colonies, British Protectorates and British Protected States in the middle of last century and the Nationality rules concerning what are now the countries of the Commonwealth.