New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461)

The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) 461 visa is designed for individuals to reside in Australia who are:

  • Not New Zealand citizens
  • Family members eligible through a New Zealand citizen who either holds or is eligible to hold a special category visa (subclass 444), and is accompanying them to Australia.

This temporary visa allows a stay of up to five years in Australia. Applicants can apply for this visa whether they are currently in or outside Australia.

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Advantages of Visa Subclass 461

Holders of the 461 visa are permitted to:


Qualification Criteria

To qualify for this visa, you need to be one of the following:

  • A partner of a New Zealand citizen
  • A child, dependent child, or stepchild of the applicant or their partner


Health & Character Requirements

  • You need to provide proof of medical examinations conducted within the last 12 months as part of the health requirements for the visa.
  • Additionally, you must submit police clearance certificates from every country where you have resided for at least 12 months during the last 10 years to meet the character requirements.


Health Coverage

You need to have coverage for all medical expenses through Australia’s national health system, Medicare.


Australian Government Debts

Before your visa is granted, you must not have any outstanding debts owed to the Australian Government.

If you believe you are eligible for this visa but are unsure about how to proceed, contact Aussizz Group for guidance. Our team of registered immigration agents is well-equipped and experienced to help you collect the necessary documents and build a solid application for the Australian Immigration Department. We handle every step of the visa application process carefully to ensure you face no setbacks.

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Australian immigration department in an effort to bring family members together have introduced family visa in Australia. This entitles partners, parents, children and other family members to migrate to this country subject to certain pre-conditions. These visas are essentially sponsored by Australian citizens, permanent residents of this country, and eligible New Zealand citizens.

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