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New Zealand passport holders can travel to 186 countries and Australians have access to 185 international destinations, without having to apply for a visa prior to travel.
The Australian government has announced that from 1 January 2023, New Zealand stream Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa holders will have the commencement of their permanent residence period for Australian citizenship purposes backdated to 1 January 2022.
Since 12 December 2022, the new Migration Tasmania Application Gateway is open for registrations of interest and applications for skilled visa nomination from Tasmania.
Changes announced for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) for New Zealanders living in Australia
The Australian government has set a temporary pause on new applications of the New Zealand stream of the Skilled Independent (subclass 189). This means that a new application cannot be made from 10 December 2022 until 1 July 2023.
If you want to travel overseas this festive season to visit your family or on holiday, but you are waiting for the decision on a temporary or permanent visa, you may be able to apply for another visa to enter Australia.
Eligible temporary visa applicants in Australia will not be required to undertake medical examinations and chest x-rays in order to meet the health requirement.
The Australian Government will increase the duration of post study work rights of international students to strengthen the pipeline of skilled labour.
We have further details and links for some regional 2022-23 Migration Program settings
Following the announcement of sector agreements being introduced, Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, provides us with a quick summary of what and who.
This week Arno Nothnagel, our NZ Immigration Director, recorded a further video update to the AEWV job check and the issues of incorrect job check applications.
Arno Nothnagel recorded a quick 4 minute video to give our NZ employers more information around the Job Check requirement as part of AEWV.
We welcome the news today that the Government has announced the ‘2021 Resident Visa’. This is a one-off visa, simplifying the pathway to residency for approximately 165,000 migrants who are currently in New Zealand.