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October 15, 2021

New Special Residence Requirements for Citizenship

On 14 September 2021, the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migration Services and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon Alex Hawke announced that the government would streamline pathways to Australian citizenship for certain talented permanent visa holders. The relevant instrument giving effect to this announcement came into force on 11 October 2021, which represents a very limited broadening of those who may be…
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December 16, 2020

What’s the status of children born to Australian citizens, permanent residents, or temporary visa holders? (updated 16 Dec 2020)

What happens when an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or temporary visa holder has a baby? The immigration status of the child can differ depending on where the child is born. Children born in Australia Where at least one parent is an Australian citizen Under s 12 of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) (Citizenship Act), a child born in Australia…
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May 8, 2020

A welcome guide: permanent residence in Australia

First of all, congratulations on your Australian permanent residence. In some cases, this could be the culmination of years of effort and dedication. Whatever your journey, welcome to Australia. Now that you are here, this guide provides a few pointers on what it means to be a permanent resident in Australia, and if you choose to, take the next steps…
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April 29, 2020

Australian citizenship and permanent residence for New Zealanders: A Quick (as possible) Guide

The tale of New Zealanders in Australia is a long and convoluted one. Under various arrangements since the 1920s, there has been a free flow of people between Australia and New Zealand. Once as close as siblings, that relationship has since cooled, with New Zealanders now treated as cousins at best. What is the status of New Zealanders in Australia?…
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August 9, 2017

Australian permanent residency for New Zealand citizens who arrived on or before 19 February 2016

Provided they meet certain health and character requirements, New Zealand citizens are automatically granted a Special Category (Subclass 444) visa on arrival which enables them to remain in Australia indefinitely, work and study. However, except for in limited circumstances, Australian citizenship was only previously available to New Zealand citizens if they followed the regular channels to first become an Australian permanent…