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Applying for Citizenship
General and up to date information about applying for citizenship can be found on the Department of Home Affair's website.
There are a number of different ways citizenship can be applied for.
In particular, there are two types of citizenship that migrants generally apply for.
This is known as applying for citizenship by conferral.
When apply for citizenship by conferral, Forms 1290 or 1300t are what are required as part of the application process.
New Zealanders must check the criteria carefully to see if they are first eligible to apply. Note: Not all N.Z. citizens can apply for citizenship unless they are a permanent visa holder or an Eligible New Zealand Citizen.
All other permanent residents must check to see if they meet the eligibility criteria.
There is often confusion with New Zealanders who have been living in Australia for many years. Since the 1st of September 1994, all New Zealanders were granted the Special Category Visa, subclass TY 444. This is a temporary visa. Therefore, all New Zealanders are temporary visa holders, NOT permanent residents. This is UNLESS they have physically applied for a Permanent Visa of some kind.
However, there are certain categories of New Zealanders who meet the eligibility criteria to apply for citizenship such as Eligible New Zealand citizens, sometimes known as, Protected Special Category Visa holders, Transitional Customers and those whom have been granted permanent visas beforehand, such as RRV, Partner sponsorship, child sponsorship or a skilled visa such as subclass 189, NZ Stream.