Should you apply for a Resident Return Visa or the new visa option for New Zealanders?
Are you a New Zealander? Did you visit Australia prior to 1 September 1994?
You must renew your Resident Return Visa if you are travelling overseas after the first 12 months.
There’s another way for New Zealanders to become Australian citizens, and it’s easier than you think.
If eligible for both the Resident Return Visa and the NZ 189 Visa you must consider which is the best option for your family.
Being granted a Resident Return Visa makes you are a Permanent Resident but only has a 12 month travel capacity.
The Resident Return Visa is a permanent visa with a pathway to citizenship.
New Zealanders can apply for RRV if they entered Australia prior to 1 September 1994. Even if they only came for a holiday or were a child travelling a parents passport.
Some guidance for New Zealanders completing the Resident Return Visa online application.
Some guidance for New Zealanders explaining their ties to Australian and reasons for any absence of five or more years.