24 February 2016 (Business Insider Australia)
There’s another way for New Zealanders to become Australian citizens, and it’s easier than you think.
Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull announced last week that between 60,000 to 100,000 New Zealand expats living and working in Australia will be eligible for citizenship under a new amnesty.
However according to trans-Tasman organisation Oz Kiwi this isn’t the only option for New Zealanders wanting to gain permanent residency in Wallabies territory.
On its Facebook page Oz Kiwi says many who will be eligible for a permanent visa under the new eligibility rules may also be eligible for a Resident Return Visa (RRV).
“The RRV is a class of permanent visa and could be a better option for many people,” it writes.
“Its application process is quicker and simpler, it has no income requirements or health tests, and it is much cheaper ($360 rather than $3,600).”
As part of the conditions of eligibility to gain the RRV you have had to have travelled to Australia before 1 September 1994.
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