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prento1961 View Drop Down

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    Posted: 25/November/2016 at 10:55
Not sure if anyone can offer advice. You fellow, current age 22. Parent came to Australia ex NZ approx 12 years ago, he was only a youngster. His parent never filed for permanent residency and goes from job to job. The young man has completed Year 12 (5 years ago) and has had a terrible time finding work. He cannot join the military (as desire) or attend Tertiary education unless he funds it up front.

Does anyone know what his options are? I have suggested going back to NZ, stay with his other parent and seek work in NZ, even joining military there, although he has known Australia longer than NZ especially as a young adult.


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  Quote rambler1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25/November/2016 at 15:06
Well he can apply for citizenship, he would have a new Zealand passport and citizenship by birth, he can see the NZ embassy or consul, so he should be able to get these.

Then its a matter of getting Australian citizenship there are special transitional arrangements between new Zealand and Australia so it should be easy to get.

Edited by rambler1 - 25/November/2016 at 18:13
Luke 11 46: Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! For you load men with burdens that are difficult to carry, and you yourselves won't even lift one finger to help carry those burdens.

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