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New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461)

This visa is for a person who is not a New Zealand citizen but is a member of a family unit of a New Zealand citizen. It lets you live and work in Australia for five years.

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New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Subclass 461) Visa: Eligibility and Application

Ineligibility Criteria:

  • Ineligible if an Australian citizen or New Zealand citizen.
  • If becoming a New Zealand citizen during processing, options include continuing with the application or withdrawing it for a Subclass 444 visa application.


Relationship to a New Zealand Citizen:

You may be eligible if:

    • A family member of a New Zealand citizen holding a Subclass 444 visa in Australia or will obtain it upon entry.
    • In Australia and:
      • Holds a Subclass 461 visa or the last substantive visa was a Subclass 461 visa.
      • No longer a family unit member of a previous Subclass 461 visa holder.
      • Not a family unit member of another person.
  • Outside Australia and:
    • Either resided in Australia on a Subclass 461 visa for at least 2 years in the past 5 years or has substantial ties.
    • Held a Subclass 461 visa when last leaving Australia.
    • No longer a family unit member of a previous Subclass 461 visa holder.
    • Not a family unit member of another person.


Immigration Status When Applying:

  • If outside Australia: Apply without needing another visa.
  • If in Australia: Must hold a substantive temporary visa (excluding Subclass 403 in the Domestic Worker stream).


General Eligibility Requirements:

  • Meet health and character requirements.
  • Health insurance is mandatory.
  • Sign the Australian values statement.
  • Clear any debts to the Australian Government.
  • No visa cancellations or previous refusals.
  • Consideration for the best interests of the child.
  • Must not have a No Further Stay condition.


Visa Privileges:

  • Live, work, and study in Australia for 5 years.
  • Multiple entry rights within the 5-year period.
  • Temporary visa validity from the date of grant.


Including Family:

  • Combine family members in the application.
  • Family members must meet health and character requirements.


Duration and Extension:

  • Temporary visa valid for 5 years.
  • Cannot stay beyond visa cessation unless holding another visa.
  • Eligible for a further Subclass 461 visa if requirements are met.


Cost:

  • Main applicant: AUD420.00
  • Family members (over 18): AUD215.00
  • Family members (under 18): AUD105.00 (for combined application with the main applicant).
  • Additional costs may apply for health exams, police certificates, and biometrics.

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The details presented here are intended for general comprehension and do not constitute legal advice. It is advisable to verify the latest information with the Department of Home Affairs at New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa 461

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