New Zealand citizens who hold a Special Category Visa (SCV Subclass 444) and meet the residency criteria are eligible to apply for a loan.
The residency requirements are:
- you first began living in Australia at least 10 years before applying for a loan, and at that time, were a child under 18 years of age and did not have a spouse or de-facto partner; and
- you have been in Australia for at least eight of the 10 years immediately prior to applying and at least 18 months of the last two years. You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility before requesting a loan.