“Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (New Zealand) stream”

“New Zealand citizens who are granted this permanent visa will be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship after 12 months (in addition to holding a Special Category visa for a period of five consecutive years). (c) border.gov.au

This is a permanent visa. It lets you:

·         stay in Australia indefinitely

·         work and study in Australia

·         enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses

·         sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence

·         travel to and from Australia for five years

·         apply for Australian citizenship, if eligible.


hold a Special Category (subclass 444) visa. Your family members may hold any visa.

have been usually resident in Australia for a continuous period of five years immediately prior to application, and have commenced that period of usual residence on or before 19 February 2016

have a taxable income at or above an income threshold for each income year in the five years prior to lodging an application (unless claiming an exemption)

meet mandatory health, character and national security checks

lodge a visa application and pay the relevant visa application charges

Age – There is no age requirement for this stream

Cost from AUD$3,670

Click on this link for further information http://www.australianimmigrationvisas.com.au/contact-form-php/

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