Special Category Visa for New Zealand Citizens (Subclass 444)

Features

Allows New Zealand citizens to stay and work in Australia.

Eligibility

You must:

  • be a New Zealand citizen
  • have a valid New Zealand passport
  • meet health and character requirements.

Length of stay

From grant (usually on arrival in Australia) until you depart Australia.

What you can do

  • 75 per cent of applications
  • processed in 8 months

Global processing times

  • 75 per cent of applications
  • processed in 8 months

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