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    Smile Citizenship

    How long after arrving in NZ as an immigrant can one apply for citizenship?

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    I think that you have to have been in NZ for 5 years before you can get citizenship - however I am not sure if this 5 years begins from when you enter NZ or when you get PR.
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    Hi hegs, You posted this twice in different sections, this is a link to my original reply in the Introduce Yourself section - Citizenship


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    It is 5 years from the day you arrive in NZ as far as I know.




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    Kiwisue is correct.

    You need to have been here 5 years legally in some form or under some permit. It used to be 3 but is now 5. I was here on a work permit then got my residency. That was a fews years ago so things may have changed.

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