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    New to Forum. Just come back from fantastic time at family reunion in NZ. I was born in NZ, and as a child moved to Australia, became Oz citizen and lost NZ citizenship. How do I go about getting NZ citizenship back again?

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    Hi Pipa,

    First of all, welcome to the forum!! WELCOME!!

    NZ will sure to welcome you back if you can produce your birth certificates. Check with NZIS and they can provide more information.

    In fact as you know, NZ government are trying to lure their "lost" folks back home.

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    Hi Pipa,

    You never lose your citizenship, you will have duel citizenship with Australia. As pulsarblu says, if you can get your NZ birth certificate, you'll be entitled to an NZ passport.

    All the best :icon_biggrin:
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    thanks for getting back to me.

    That's good news, I thought that I renounced my citizenship way back in the 1980s. The Aust Govt have indicated that unless we Kiwis took out Oz citizenship post April 2002, we wouldn't be dual citizens.

    Yes, I have a full birth certificate. I don't need to fill out any forms, or do anything in order to apply for jobs in NZ? I suppose we would need to be living in the country for starters?

    On a separate note, where does my Australian born husband and children (7 and 11) stand? Will they need to complete forms for residency or citizenship? What does my husband need to do in order to work in NZ? He would be classed as a "skilled migrant", as he is a Geologist.

    Pipa

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    With or without NZ citizenship, Australian citizens can live in New Zealand permanently without any need for any kind of permit.

    Basically, pack your bags and get going!!
    Taffy

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