SUBclass 461

new zealand & citizen family relationship (temporary)

what is subclass 461?

A Subclass 461 New Zealand and Citizen Family Relationship Visa is intended for is not a New Zealand citizen but is a member of a family unit of a New Zealand citizen. The Subclass 461 New Zealand and Citizen Family Relationship Visa is a temporary visa which will allow its holder live, work and study in Australia for 5 years from the date of visa grant. There might potentially be a pathway towards permanent residency depending on your circumstances. 

    Requirements

    not a new zealand citizen

    The applicant cannot be a New Zealand citizen. All New Zealand citizens are automatically granted a Special Category Subclass 444 when they enter Australia.

    sponsor lives in australia

    Your New Zealand citizen family member is living in Australia on a Special Category Subclass 444  or will be travelling to Australia with you once the Subclass 461 New Zealand & Citizen Family Relationship Visa is granted.

    New zealand citizen family member

    In order to be eligible for the Subclass 461 New Zealand & Citizen Family Relationship Visa, you will need to be a family member of a New Zealand citizen. Eligible family are listed below.

    eligible family

    partner or spouse

    You are the partner or spouse of a New Zealand citizen.

    dependent child

    You are a New Zealand citizen’s child or their partner’s.

    DEpendent grandchildren

    You are a New Zealand citizen’s grandchild or their partner’s.

    relatives

    Widowed, divorced, separated

    Household  or dependent on a Subclass 444

    What benefits are you entitled?

    Successful applicants and holders of Subclass 461 New Zealand & Citizen Family Relationship Visa will enjoy the following benefits:

    study rights

    Holders of the Subclass 820 Onshore Partner Visa (Temporary) will have the ability to attain full study rights in Australia.

    work rights

    Holders of the Subclass 820 Onshore Partner Visa (Temporary) will have unrestricted work rights in Australia.

    How can you further extend your stay in Australia? 

    Once your Subclass 461 New Zealand & Citizen Family Relationship Visa has expired, you will longer be able to stay in Australia. However, there are circumstances that will allow you to apply for the Subclass 461 New Zealand & Citizen Family Relationship Visa again. 

    Previous circumstances still apply

    If your circumstances remain the same as when you applied for your previous Subclass 461 New Zealand & Citizen Family Relationship Visa.

    If applying within australia

    Previously or last substantive visa held was a Subclass 461

    No longer a family member due relationship breakdown

    Not become a family member of another person

    If applying from outside australia

    Have been in Australia for at least 2 years in the past 5 years

    You have substantial ties that are of benefit of Australia

    Previously held a Subclass 461 before leaving Australia

    No longer a family member due relationship breakdown

    Not become a family member of another person

    We simplify the process for you.

    We believe that everyone deserves the right to be with their families – and their immigration status should not stop you. That is the reason why our team is dedicated to preparing the best applications to help you bring them here to be with you. We work closely with you and your family to get the best outcome. Always.

    Contact Us

    Don’t risk a refusal by applying for your Subclass 461 New Zealand & Citizen Family Relationship Visa without the right advice. Find out everything you need to know before deciding your next course of action. Fill in your details and a member of the Think Visa team will contact you to understand your circumstances.