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Moving or travelling overseas
Check which visas you'll need and organise to get them well ahead of your travel dates.
What you need to know and do when you’re going overseas to work.
If you decide to move overseas you may be able to keep getting some or all of your NZ Super or Veteran's Pension.
Travel or move to Australia
Most NZ citizens can visit, live and work in Australia without applying for a tourist or work visa. NZ permanent residents need to apply for visas to Australia.
If you plan to work and live in Australia, there are things you’ll need to sort out as soon as you arrive, like your tax, healthcare and driver licence.
As an NZ citizen, you can enrol your children in Australian schools. You and your family can study at Australian universities or polytechnics. If you already have a qualification it may be recognised, or you may have to apply for assessment.
From 1 July 2023, NZ citizens who have been living in Australia for 4 years or more are eligible to apply directly for Australian citizenship.
Date printed 07 December 2023