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Closure of Subclass 189 NZ Stream & NZ Citizens Pathway to Australian Citizenship from 1 July 2023

The Australian Government has announced that the New Zealand Stream (Subclass 189) visa will be permanently closed to new applications from 1 July 2023. This means that New Zealand citizens will no longer be able to apply for this visa, which was a permanent residence visa for skilled workers who are not sponsored by an Australian employer, family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

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