I'm a NZ living in Australia can you please tell me what a 444 reserdent means. No just been told by the Australia gov

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Customer: I'm a NZ living in Australia can you please tell me what a 444 reserdent means
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: No just been told by the Australia gov that I can not get a cares payment for my Husband who is an Australia citzen
JA: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: well 2019 I thought I had become a reserdent of Austraila when I ring immergration in Sydney and did this all on the phone
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Customer: just what do I to fix this matter thank you
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I am a New Zealand lawyer based in Wellington and will help you with your question today. Please give me a minute to read the question

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can you please tell what this 444 riesdent mean
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I am just checking and will post soon

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The Special Category visa (subclass 444) is a temporary visa that lets you stay and work in Australia as long as you remain a New Zealand citizen. The Special Category visa is a temporary visa and you do not have the same rights and benefits as Australian citizens or permanent residents.

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The SCV is classed as a temporary visa, and temporary visa holders do not have the same rights and benefits as Australian citizens or permanent residents. To access such rights, temporary migrants, including those from New Zealand, must obtain permanent visas. In contrast, on entering New Zealand, all Australian citizens and permanent residents are automatically granted residence visas, and they may apply for permanent residence after having held a residence visa continuously for two years.

Prior to 2001, New Zealand citizens in Australia on SCVs could access social security and obtain Australian citizenship without first becoming permanent residents. In February 2001 Australia entered into a new bilateral social security arrangement with New Zealand and amended citizenship laws for New Zealand citizens. Under these changes, all New Zealand citizens who arrived in Australia after 26 February 2001 and who want to access certain social security payments, obtain citizenship or sponsor family members for permanent residence may only do so after applying for, and being granted, permanent residence through the migration program.

Transitional arrangements were put in place for New Zealanders in Australia at the time of the amendments. This means that New Zealanders who were already in Australia as SCV holders on 26 February 2001 may continue to apply for citizenship, sponsor family members for permanent residence and access social security payments without being granted permanent visas.

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how can I change this can I become a jewel citzen but still be an NZ citzen
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

You can apply for citizenship as a dual citizen

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how do I go about doing this
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Were you in Australia before 2001?

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no came to this country 2010
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You need to start by applying for permanent residency

The Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (New Zealand) stream is one permanent visa option for New Zealand citizens.

You might be eligible for the Skilled Independent visa if you:

  • hold an SCV
  • have been living in Australia for 5 years
  • started residency in Australia on or before 19 February 2016
  • have a taxable income at or above an income threshold for all 4 income years before lodging an application (unless claiming an exemption)
  • meet health, character and security checks

The income threshold is the same as the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold and has been AUD53,900 since 2013-14.

The income thresholds and exemptions are specified in the legislative instrument.

You may be eligible for an income exemption if you:

  • were required to stay in Australia due to a family court order
  • were receiving compensation for an injury and payments would cease if you returned to New Zealand
  • took maternity, paternity or carers leave during the 4 years

You can include your partner and dependents in your application.

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how do I get these forms and I'm married to an Australia citizen
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Chris The Lawyer, Expert

Australian Immigration is where you apply, using the above link

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thank you so much for your help enjoy the rest of you day
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Glad to help

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