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Old Apr 19th 2007, 9:02 am
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Can Australian Permanent residents (or citizens) move to NZ long term?
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Old Apr 19th 2007, 12:53 pm
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See RA1.5 Effective 26/07/1999
Immigration Regulations 1999 Schedule 1, Part 1
The following people are exempt from having to obtain a residence visa:
a. people exempted from having to hold a permit under the Immigration
Act 1987 or Immigration Regulations 1999; and
b. people who hold a current permanent residence visa (including a
resident return visa) issued by the Government of Australia.
) People in these two categories are not eligible for a permit or
exemption if covered by s 7 of the Immigration Act 1987. They must
apply for and obtain a residence visa and also have a special direction
made authorising them to be granted a residence permit (see S2).
Effective 04/12/2006

Immigration Act 1987 s 12
Immigration Regulations 1999 Schedule 1, Part 2

The following people are exempt from having to hold a residence permit:
a. citizens of the Commonwealth of Australia; and
b. those exempted by special direction from having to hold a permit.
Effective 26/07/99

In an upshot, you can work and live in New Zealand without the need for a visa
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Old Apr 19th 2007, 4:45 pm
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Default Re: Australian resident wanting to move to NZ

Excellent!!


I had no idea it could be that straightforward...

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Old Apr 20th 2007, 3:37 am
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I had no idea it could be that straightforward...
Bear in mind your time in New Zealand will not count for Australian citizenship or Resident Return Visa purposes.

Also, if your visa is newly granted, you must validate it otherwise it will be cancelled. I presume it's not a state or employer sponsored migration visa.
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Default Re: Australian resident wanting to move to NZ

thanks JAJ

it's skilled independent and we've not even validated yet! but....
for very complicated reasons which I won't bore you with, we may move to NZ in 3/4 years.. lot of water under the bridge before then I know, but was thinking ahead.
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thanks JAJ

it's skilled independent and we've not even validated yet! but....
for very complicated reasons which I won't bore you with, we may move to NZ in 3/4 years.. lot of water under the bridge before then I know, but was thinking ahead.
Why not plan to get your Australian citizenship first, before you even think about moving to NZ?
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