NZ Citizenship



  • My wife is English, been living in NZ on permanent residency for years now, but we have been thinking it might be time to get her Citizenship.

    Does she have to 'relinquish' her UK Citizenship and/or Passport?

    Any benefit in doing this as opposed to staying as Permanent Resident?



  • You can be a dual citizen of the UK and NZ. Main benefit seems to be being able to choose which passport queue is quicker 🙂



  • I should look at getting Australian Citizenship. I got pulled over by the cops last night, and my first thought was "Peter Dutton is going to deport me"



  • Yup there is no relinquishing of UK citizenship, my wife the same situation. We used to keep both passports going, but since we've now got four kids paying 1200$ ish for 6 UK PP is too much on top of our kiwi ones. And you can still go through the fast track in the UK immigration when you arrive in LHR as an EU (soon to be UK) citizen - it's based on your citizenship not passport used for travel, we just carry our out of date UK one's too to prove our British-ness!



  • @mariner4life haha that made me laugh!!

    Yeah last time we went back to the UK she got the 3rd degree form the Immigration guy about why she was returning, how long she'd been married to a 3rd world kiwi, purpose of her trip and when she was going back to NZ.

    We only have her passport to worry about, but with her having one, assume my kids can get UK passports if they choose down the track?



  • @taniwharugby said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life haha that made me laugh!!

    Yeah last time we went back to the UK she got the 3rd degree form the Immigration guy about why she was returning, how long she'd been married to a 3rd world kiwi, purpose of her trip and when she was going back to NZ.

    We only have her passport to worry about, but with her having one, assume my kids can get UK passports if they choose down the track?

    The rules for UK passports have been changed, and are utter shit. At one point if the kids were born overseas had to have a UK father, mother didn't count! FFS a) sexist shite and b) it's pretty easy to confirm UK Mum, but Dad is often less sure - even if Mum says it is! Anyways, go through this: https://www.gov.uk/apply-citizenship-british-parent
    A friend thought they could get them for their kids, and was wrong because the tightening of rules. My advice, if your kids are eligible, get them a Citizenship Cert straight away - once they've got citizenship the UK Govt can't take it off you.



  • @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    I should look at getting Australian Citizenship. I got pulled over by the cops last night, and my first thought was "Peter Dutton is going to deport me"

    That pharmaceutical distribution business you’re running will eventually catch up to you....



  • @act-crusader said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    I should look at getting Australian Citizenship. I got pulled over by the cops last night, and my first thought was "Peter Dutton is going to deport me"

    That pharmaceutical distribution business you’re running will eventually catch up to you....

    selling to Fletch...



  • @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    @act-crusader said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    I should look at getting Australian Citizenship. I got pulled over by the cops last night, and my first thought was "Peter Dutton is going to deport me"

    That pharmaceutical distribution business you’re running will eventually catch up to you....

    selling to Fletch...

    Queensland, Gold Coast Titans, Karmichael Hunt, M4L surely can’t be a coincidence 😎



  • @act-crusader said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    @act-crusader said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    I should look at getting Australian Citizenship. I got pulled over by the cops last night, and my first thought was "Peter Dutton is going to deport me"

    That pharmaceutical distribution business you’re running will eventually catch up to you....

    selling to Fletch...

    Queensland, Gold Coast Titans, Karmichael Hunt, M4L surely can’t be a coincidence 😎

    it goes deeper than you can possibly imagine



  • @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    @act-crusader said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    @act-crusader said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    I should look at getting Australian Citizenship. I got pulled over by the cops last night, and my first thought was "Peter Dutton is going to deport me"

    That pharmaceutical distribution business you’re running will eventually catch up to you....

    selling to Fletch...

    Queensland, Gold Coast Titans, Karmichael Hunt, M4L surely can’t be a coincidence 😎

    it goes deeper than you can possibly imagine

    Interesting pick up line that one



  • @majorrage said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    @act-crusader said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    @act-crusader said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    I should look at getting Australian Citizenship. I got pulled over by the cops last night, and my first thought was "Peter Dutton is going to deport me"

    That pharmaceutical distribution business you’re running will eventually catch up to you....

    selling to Fletch...

    Queensland, Gold Coast Titans, Karmichael Hunt, M4L surely can’t be a coincidence 😎

    it goes deeper than you can possibly imagine

    Interesting pick up line that one

    just sticking to the facts



  • @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    @majorrage said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    @act-crusader said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    @act-crusader said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    I should look at getting Australian Citizenship. I got pulled over by the cops last night, and my first thought was "Peter Dutton is going to deport me"

    That pharmaceutical distribution business you’re running will eventually catch up to you....

    selling to Fletch...

    Queensland, Gold Coast Titans, Karmichael Hunt, M4L surely can’t be a coincidence 😎

    it goes deeper than you can possibly imagine

    Interesting pick up line that one

    just sticking to the facts

    @mariner4life seems appropriate for the "Woo" thread



  • @taniwharugby said in NZ Citizenship:

    My wife is English, been living in NZ on permanent residency for years now, but we have been thinking it might be time to get her Citizenship.

    Does she have to 'relinquish' her UK Citizenship and/or Passport?

    Any benefit in doing this as opposed to staying as Permanent Resident?

    Have to give her credit, she’s carried on the scam of gaining residency for a long time, taking the hard road to get her ‘green card’



  • @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    I should look at getting Australian Citizenship. I got pulled over by the cops last night, and my first thought was "Peter Dutton is going to deport me"

    Was your second thought to identify yourself as "Nick the Aussie"? 🙂



  • @chris-b said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life said in NZ Citizenship:

    I should look at getting Australian Citizenship. I got pulled over by the cops last night, and my first thought was "Peter Dutton is going to deport me"

    Was your second thought to identify yourself as "Nick the Aussie"? 🙂

    "yea nah fluffybunny, that's definitely me, deadset. My hair grew back, and my head shrank several inches, but it's definitely me"



  • @mariner4life "D'yew fluffybunnies wanna buy a power wall?"



  • @mariner4life minor benefit if at all for law abiding permanent residents. I travel on my NZ passport. There's a question when you enter Oz which you have to answer if you're not an OZ citizen. I obviously don't answer and it then becomes a thing with Immigration. They direct me to answer it and I politely decline. Then after a bit of back and forth I explain the law to their manager and that they're committing a crime forcing me to falsely make a statutory declaration. Then they tell me what I already know; that this wouldn't be a problem if I travelled on a OZ passport to which I explain I'm only too happy to do so if they pay for it...

    My long suffering wife leaves me at immigration to collect the bags while I argue.



  • @antipodean said in NZ Citizenship:

    @mariner4life minor benefit if at all for law abiding permanent residents. I travel on my NZ passport. There's a question when you enter Oz which you have to answer if you're not an OZ citizen. I obviously don't answer and it then becomes a thing with Immigration. They direct me to answer it and I politely decline. Then after a bit of back and forth I explain the law to their manager and that they're committing a crime forcing me to falsely make a statutory declaration. Then they tell me what I already know; that this wouldn't be a problem if I travelled on a OZ passport to which I explain I'm only too happy to do so if they pay for it...

    My long suffering wife leaves me at immigration to collect the bags while I argue.

    Fucking with Oz immigration is a sweet hobby.
    Not sure if I've ever related the anecode about turning up at Melbourne airport - absolutely smashed, belligerent with it, zero luggage, and wearing a t-shirt I'd designed/made - a map of NZ comprised of a montage of rather explicit pornography.
    They really weren't happy with the zero luggage - the number of times I repeated the phrase "If I need shit, I'll buy it" - reached double figures.
    Good times.



  • @donsteppa said in NZ Citizenship:

    You can be a dual citizen of the UK and NZ. Main benefit seems to be being able to choose which passport queue is quicker 🙂

    Don't try exiting and entering on different P/Ports though It screws with their little heads and can lead to problems. Always enter and exit on the same passport.

    As an aside, it gets really stupid when you enter/depart from a Swiss airport yet can walk over the border to/from an EU country without issue. The Swiss Immigration start asking how you got there in the first place searching for an entry stamp. Doh!


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