What is the 461 Visa?

If you are the partner or eligible family member of a settled New Zealand Citizen in Australia, you might be eligible for the 461 Visa. It is a temporary visa that allows you to live, work and study in Australia for 5 years. You can apply for the 461 Visa onshore or offshore and it can be renewed as long as you meet the requirements.

 

Am I eligible to apply for the 461 Visa?

What are the New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (Subclass 461) Visa requirements? You may be eligible if you

  • are not a New Zealand citizen
  • and your New Zealand citizen family member is not an eligible New Zealand citizen
  • are one of the members of the family unit of a New Zealand citizen
  • you do not have any previous visa cancellations and have complied with conditions of your previous visa.
  • you meet health and character requirements.

 

What are the benefits of the 461 Visa?

With the New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Subclass 461) Visa you can:

  • live, work and study in Australia for 5 years
  • travel to and from Australia for 5 years
  • include your eligible family members in your application
  • extend the visa as many times as you want

 

What are the costs of the 461 Visa?

The Department of Home Affairs visa cost of the New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa is AUD $365. The cost of a family member over 18 years of age is AUD $185 and under 18 years of age is AUD $90. The costs of health checks and police certificates are excluded.

 

Processing Time of the 461 Visa?

The Department of Home Affairs assesses applications on a case-by-case basis and processing time is not available for this visa. Completing the application with the necessary documents, responding to any requests quickly and providing required information can help expedite the process.

 

Frequently Asked Questions of the 461 Visa?

Is it possible to get Permanent Residency with the 461 Visa?

The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa does not allow you to stay in Australia permanently but you can extend it as many times you want.

Can I bring my family members to Australia on the 461 Visa?

Yes, you can include your family members in your application.

 

Why choose Withstand Lawyers for the 461 Visa?

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