Australia, 8th August: You must know your rights as a New Zealander before Australia immigration.
Yes, that’s true.
You must know your rights before Australia immigration.
Know your rights as a New Zealander before Australia immigration: You must know your rights before Australia immigration. Yes, that’s quite true.
You must be aware of the fact that your visa status makes you more vulnerable in Australia(as compared to other nationals having permanent visas).
<blockquote> You must know your rights as a New Zealander before Australia immigration. </blockquote>
Your rights in Australia--No doubt, you are an Australian permanent resident because you can stay in Australia for unlimited time. This makes you a legal holder of Australia temporary visa holder. The Special Category visa is given to New Zealanders at the airport.
What’s confusion regarding Australia temporary/permanent visa?—well, there are some issues being faced by New Zealanders staying in Australia. Consider, for instance, the example of a New Zealander couple who faced racial discrimination in life insurance.
So, the lesson to be learnt by New Zealanders applying for life insurance is that they must ensure to mention New Zealander. That’s because they shall get screwed if they need a claim (in case the policy covers Australia permanent visa holders).
Moreover, they must ask the firm for the definition of Australia permanent resident(in case the term is mentioned there). That’s because the company might say that they are only an Australia temporary visa holder(and not a permanent resident of Australia if they want to make a claim).
Taking out travel insurance—As a New Zealander, you may not get covered(if you take travel insurance) since majority of policies are for valid Australia visa holders only. And this has a direct affect on New Zealanders. That’s because Australia visa of a New Zealander expires when he or she leaves Australia. Hence, they don’t fulfill the condition of having a current Australia visa until they return to Australia. If they do so, they will be too late.
All this makes room for misuse with regard to rights of New Zealanders in Australia(unless they are Australia permanent visa holder, Australian citizen or Australia protected special category visa holder).
The best option—Well, the best option for New Zealanders is to get a permanent Australia visa.