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

The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) 461 visa enables non-New Zealand citizens to live in Australia if they are:

  • Not a citizen of New Zealand
  • Qualified family members of a New Zealand citizen who is residing in Australia on a special category visa (subclass 444) or is eligible to hold one and will be traveling with them to Australia.

This is a temporary visa and permits a stay of up to 5 years in Australia. The visa application can be submitted from either within or outside Australia.

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Visa Subclass 461 Benefits

Benefits for 461 visa holders include the ability to:


Visa Eligibility

You are eligible for this visa if you are:

  • The spouse or partner of a New Zealand citizen
  • Any child, including dependent or stepchildren, of the applicant or their partner


Health & Character Requirements

  • Proof of medical tests completed within the past 12 months is required to satisfy the health requirements for the visa application.
  • For the character requirements, you are required to provide police certificates from any country where you have lived for 12 months or more in the past decade.


Health Insurance Requirement

You are required to be insured for all healthcare costs by Australia’s national health service, Medicare.


Obligations to the Australian Government

You must clear any outstanding government debts before your visa can be granted.

If you qualify for this visa but need help with the application process, reach out to Aussizz Group. Our registered immigration agents are highly knowledgeable and experienced, ready to assist you with everything from gathering required documents to preparing a thorough case for the Australian Immigration Department. We meticulously manage each aspect of the visa application to ensure a smooth process for you.

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