Subclass 189 Visa - New Zealand Stream (exemption)

Please note: The following information is meant as a general guide only and not considered formal advice. Each situation should be assessed on its own merits.

An exemption of income exists for this visa for certain TY-444 visa holders such as:


1. An applicant who is prevented by the Family Court of Australia from leaving because they are the primary carer of a child.


2. An applicant who has been receiving compensation for an injury and if they return to NZ their ongoing rehabilitation and/or compensation would be discontinued. 


3. Certain applicants who are on an approved parental or carer's payment. Exempt applicants must have been earning the minimum amount prior to approved leave and has resumed or is expected to resume within a reasonable period and continue to earn no less than the minimum amount specified.



17 Ormerod Street


SA 5271

SOUTH AUSTRALIA (Virtual Office)

271 Flinders Street


SA 5000

QUEENSLAND (Virtual Office)

Westfield Chermside

Level 2, 395 Hamilton Road


QLD 4032 

NEW SOUTH WALES (Virtual Office)

3/55 Pyrmont Bridge Road


NSW 2009





P.O. Box 1210


SA 5271


Mob: +61 404 109 112 (Emily)

Mob: +61 433 485 556 (Erina)

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MARN: 1797713


Member of the Migration Institute of Australia: 17820


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We acknowledge and pay our respects first and foremost, to the Traditional Owners both past and present, of this land.

We also acknowledge their ongoing struggle for justice, recognition and acknowledgement and that we, as migrants,

have a particular responsibility to be better educated about the history of this country.

In a democratic nation, our strongest voice will come when we have the ability to vote for change.

To do that we need to become Australian citizens.

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Registered Migration Agent

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