If you are a New Zealand citizen and your family members are:
- New Zealand citizens, they might be eligible for a Special Category Visa (subclass 444).
- Not New Zealand citizens, they might be eligible for a New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (temporary) visa (subclass 461).
Permanent residence and citizenship
To sponsor a family member for Australian permanent residence, you must be a:
- permanent resident, or
- eligible New Zealand citizen
If you are a permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen and your children were born in Australia, your children might already be Australian citizens. You can apply for their proof of citizenship.