Australia or New Zealand.
Australia or New Zealand.
Australia or New Zealand? When potential immigrants study possible options for relocation, they sometimes have this question. If there is a choice, where to go? Is there any difference at all?
The difference of course is. True if you want, at least where, just to leave, it does not matter whether Australia will, or New Zealand, or any Ecuador.
If you really have a choice between these two countries, and the goal of moving career advancement, work, business & 8212; then it is better to go to Australia. In Australia, more work, higher prices, but wages are higher. In general, Australia is more profitable: more labor market, more demand and supply market. After all, there are more people.
But even if you do not have a choice, and it turns out to go only to one of these countries, but you want to go to another & # 8212; no problem. One country can lead you to another, as I will discuss later.
So, both countries allow multiple citizenship, and do not require him to refuse. However, if you have the citizenship of one or another of these countries, your opportunities may be different.
Australians in New Zealand and New Zealand in Australia.
The difference between the nationalities of Australia and New Zealand is roughly the same. There is a so-called Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement, this is not a separate arrangement, but rather a concept according to which immigrants from both countries work. Based on this concept, Australia and New Zealand provide citizens of both countries with rather unique opportunities, but these opportunities are different.
Australians in the NZ at the entrance are granted the status of a resident, and the rights they have in the NZ are the same as those who live in the NZ with residency. An Australian who has lived in New Zealand for 5 years can apply for citizenship simply on the basis of these lived years.
Moreover, in New Zealand, the status of a resident at the entrance is given to holders of the Australian Permanent Residence visa. That is, to live in the NZ is not even necessarily an Australian citizen, but rather the status of Australian PR.
In Australia, for New Zealanders, there are not such generous buns, but they are. Namely: New Zealand citizens at the entrance to Australia automatically receive a visa 444, the so-called Special Category Visa (SCV). This visa is temporary, but with an indefinite period of validity, infinite. On the 444th visa you can live and work in Australia as long as you like, there are no restrictions on the terms of stay. But life in the country for SCV does not provide an opportunity to obtain Australian citizenship, for this you still need to receive a resident visa like everyone else (that is, pass on points as a qualified specialist, for example).
Other disadvantages of life in Australia on the 444th visa: if a criminal case is any, then they can be deported back to the NZ (although this applies to Australians living in the NZ). Also, you can not count on unemployment benefits and state medical insurance, so you have to settle it yourself (buy a separate insurance, save for a rainy day, after all).
Nevertheless, as you can see, if you become a citizen, you have the opportunity to move from one country to another in any case.
The difference in the speed of obtaining citizenship.
In New Zealand, you can apply for citizenship after 5 years of residence as a resident.
And in Australia, you can apply for citizenship after 4 years of residence in the country, and only 1 year from this date should be in the status of a resident.
If you assume that you studied for two years in Australia, and then found a job and eventually even got a residency, then only after a year of residence you already could run 4 years of residence in the country, so you could apply for citizenship. In New Zealand, for citizenship, the length of residence for other visas does not go down, so the path to citizenship lasts longer.
The real speed of processing applications for citizenship in most cases in New Zealand 4-6 months, Australia 6-9 months.
Conclusion: if there is a choice and discard emotions, from a pragmatic point of view, Australian citizenship is preferable. You get it faster, and Australians in New Zealand have more rights than New Zealanders in Australia. However, the difference does not end there.
Travel to third countries.
Unlike Australians, New Zealanders do not need a visa to Brazil, Nauru, Papua New Guinea. Australians in turn do not need a visa to Kazakhstan.
Also, Australians can apply for a special working visa E-3 in the US. This visa is available only to Australian citizens. It, in fact, is a variant of H1-B, but without a limit of the number of applicants.
Visa-free entry to the UK for 6 months is available to both. In the Schengen countries entry visa-free and both. And, besides, both have the option of a visa-wound & # 187; Europe without delaying in each individual country for more than 90 days (this feint is described in a separate article).
Differences in legislation.
If you ignore issues with citizenship, and consider the country as a place to live, there are differences too.
In New Zealand, there is no need to register yachts and boats. And there is no need to have skipper’s rights (and in Australia it is required).
Also, New Zealand is the country with the most loyal legislation to arms in the region. You can get a standard license for weapons, on which you can have an unlimited number of long-barreled weapons of any caliber. Silencers are completely legal (and how else can you shoot rabbits without scouring sheep!).
In Australia, the nuts are tightened much more “# 8212; separate categories even for different types of long-barreled and limited by number (there may be differences depending on the state).
Do you have another example of differences? Add in the comments.
Australia or New Zealand.