01 November 2022
The Australian Government has prioritised processing the 11,000 New Zealand Stream 189 visa (NZ 189 visa) applications currently on hand.
In a Q & A with Oz Kiwi Chair Joanne Cox Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil said,
“The people who waiting in the queue for NZ 189 Visa processing will have priority processing. The goal is to work through all complete NZ 189 applications currently in the queue by ANZAC Day next year.”
Check your supporting documents
If you have submitted an NZ 189 visa application make sure your supporting documents are up-to-date, including:
- health checks
- police checks
- any certified documents
- your passport.
You need a valid passport to be granted a visa or citizenship.