How to apply for a New Zealand criminal record check for immigration purposes

Download, complete and email or post the appropriate form with all your details. Be sure to include all possible names including shortened names, nicknames, aliases and previous names known by.

You will need a New Zealand passport or witness declaration.

Make sure you tick the box requesting a full criminal record check at Step 3.

Cost: Free

Processing time: 20 business days

Email your application to criminalrecord@justice.govt.nz

How to apply for an Australian Federal Police National Police Certificate

Apply online. Be sure to include all possible names including shortened names, nicknames, aliases and previous names known by.

You will need 100 points of ID.

You need to choose 'Commonwealth Purposes' and number 33 - Immigration & Citizenship

You will need to include 10 years addresses along with dates you moved into each address.

Cost: $42.00

Processing time: 14 days

How to apply for your travel records that are less than 30 years old

Download, complete and email the Form 1359 to the Department of Home Affairs.

You will need your passport and ID documents for any name changes.

Cost: Free

Processing time: Up to 14 days 

Email your application to request.movement@homeaffairs.com.au

How to apply for your travel records that are older than 30 years old

Apply online to the Australian National Archives.

You will just need as much information regarding your past travel as possible. You do not need to provide any documents.

Cost: Free

Processing time: 30 days

How to check your visa details and conditions

Apply for a Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) check online or download myVEVO for free from your app store. 

You will need your passport details.

Cost: Free

Processing time: Instant

How to study for the Australian Citizenship Test

All citizenship test resources and information are available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

 

Resources include the Our Common Bond Booklet and Youtube Videos 

You will be required to answer 20 multi-choice questions and the pass mark is 75% or higher (15/20 questions answered correctly). If you do not pass the test you will be able to sit the test up to two more times on the same day.

Caution: Do not use resources from any other sites or apps as these are unreliable and at times, incorrect information.

How to apply for a New Zealand Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate

Applications can be made online, over the phone or in person. Ph +64 9 339 0852 

You will need your passport details.

Cost: NZD $33, standard delivery to Australia is free

Processing time: 7 to 14 days

How to obtain your Notice of Assessments from the ATO

Notice of Assessments can be obtained by accessing your MyGov account or by contacting your tax consultant or accountant and asking them to email you copies.

You will need to have the ATO linked to your MyGov account.

Go to MyGov > Tax > Lodgements > Income Tax > History > Notice of Assessment

Cost: Nil

Processing time: Instant

How to notify the Department of Home Affairs of changes to your circumstances

Any changes to passports or address details should be reported to the Department as soon as possible.

Download the Form 929 and email the completed form to 929@homeaffairs.gov.au

If you need to notify the Department of any other changes in your circumstances not mentioned above, please complete and return a Form 1022.

Cost: Nil

Processing time: Usually within a day or two

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