Our client was a New Zealand citizen living in Australia on a subclass 444 visa.
The client wanted Australian Citizenship for her two teenage sons (who were New Zealand citizens) so that they could access FEEHELP when they attended university within Australia.
The client has visited Australia prior to 1994 so we were able to have her Permanent Residency status reinstated by applying for a Return Resident visa (subclass 155) which was granted for a 12 month period. Once the client was approved as a Permanent Resident, we then applied for two children visas (subclass 802) which were granted within 4 months.
The client and her children applied for Australian Citizenship and the children are now Australian Citizens studying at university and accessing FEEHELP for course costs.