NZ Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461)

ABOUT THIS VISA

The New Zealand Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461) is a temporary  visa that allows you to stay for up to 5 years in Australia with your New Zealand family member or partner. Your New Zealand family member or partner must either hold a Subclass 444 visa or be eligible to hold this visa.

 

 

NEW ZEALAND FAMILY RELATIONSHIP VISA SUBCLASS 461

 

To be eligible for the New Zealand Family Relationship Visa Subclass 461, you will need to:

  • Have a New Zealand Family Member or Partner hold or be eligible for the subclass 444 visa.

  • Meet the necessary health requirements.

  • Meet the necessary character requirements.

  • Have Health Insurance

  • Sign the Australian values statement.

  • Not have had a previous visa cancelled or refused.

  • It must be in the best interests of a child to apply.

COSTS & DETAILS OF NEW ZEALAND CITIZEN FAMILY RELATIONSHIP VISA SUBCLASS 461

The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461) currently costs $340AUD for the main applicant and $170 for each family member over 18 or $85 for those under 18.  There are other costs for health checks, police certificates, biometrics or to cover the cost of other checks as may be required. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for this visa however if you apply in Australia, you must be in Australia when the decision is made and similarly if you apply outside Australia, you must be outside Australia when a decision is made. You cannot stay longer in Australia if your visa expires however you can apply for another New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461) if required and you meet the requirements.

WHAT THIS VISA LETS YOU DO

The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461) is a temporary visa that lets you stay in Australia for up to 5 years.  You can both work and study in Australia travel to and from Australia as many times as you like.

 

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OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT NEW ZEALAND CITIZEN FAMILY RELATIONSHIP VISA (SUBCLASS 461)

It is essential that you and your partner meet the necessary character requirements for this visa. While Australia has reciprocal relationships with New Zealand whereby the Subclass 444 visa is usually granted on arrival in Australia by New Zealand citizens, Australia has recently began extraditing New Zealand citizens who have a criminal record involving 12 months imprisonment or more. You do NOT have to have served your sentance for this to occur.

 

WHO IS THIS VISA SUITABLE FOR

This visa is suitable for family members or partners of eligible New Zealand Citizens.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE NEW ZEALAND FAMILY RELATIONSHIP VISA (SUBCLASS 461)

 

The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461). This visa needs to be done right first time and to avoid unnecessary delay, use a registered migration agent Mark Pelley - Principal Migration Agent for Visas To Australia. The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461) requires substantial documentation to support claims made in the application. This process can be lengthy and confusing. Failure to correctly apply for the New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461) could result in a rejection from the Department of Home Affairs and having to reapply and to pay all costs again. Contact VISAS TO AUSTRALIA to help you apply for this visa.

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