An Eligible New Zealand Citizen (ENZC) is a person who is defined as a ‘protected SCV’ holder under the
Social Security Act 1991. Protected SCV holders are those who arrived in Australia on a New Zealand passport and were:
- in Australia on 26 February 2001
- in Australia for 12 months in the 2 years immediately before this date
- assessed as protected SCV holders before 26 February 2004.
An ENZC can sponsor family members for an Australian permanent visa.