Are you from New Zealand?
Applicable visas: 444, 155, 189, 461
New Zealand Citizens in Australia are often unaware of their options for Permanent Residence (PR).
Some of you may already be Permanent Residents of Australia.
If you're a New Zealand citizen who arrived after 26 February 2001, you probably hold a 444 Temporary visa.
But, you may also have an option such as:
444 Visa Update:
It is important for NZ residents to consider their future in Australia as there is no guarantee the 444 visa will continue.
Under a joint decision by the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand in 2001, New Zealanders cease to hold Permanent Residency upon arrival in Australia.
Australian and New Zealand governments may decide to terminate our mutual rights of entry as temporary residents.
If you're a New Zealander living in Australia, make sure your visa matches your needs.