NEW ZEALAND CITIZEN FAMILY RELATIONSHIP (SUBCLASS 461)

The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship Visa (subclass 461) is a specific type of visa that is granted to individuals who are non-New Zealand citizens and wish to join their New Zealand (holder of a Special Category visa) family member for a period of five years in Australia.

IS THE 461 VISA FOR YOU?

The Subclass 461 visa was introduced as an equivalent to the Subclass 444 visa for non-New Zealand family members allowing them to join their family members in Australia. This visa once granted allows visa holders to remain in Australia.

Therefore, the 461 visa is for you if you are a New Zealand citizen and you wish to sponsor your partner or family member to accompany and live with you in Australia. The family member who you are sponsoring can be your partner, a dependent child or any dependent family member. With this visa, your sponsored partner, dependent child or dependent family member can live, study and work in Australia for up to five years.

MAIN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE VISA SUBCLASS 461

In order to apply for this visa, the applicant must meet three main requirements.

These are as follows:

  1. The sponsor must be a New Zealand citizen
  2. The applicant must not be a New Zealand citizen
  3. The sponsor must be living in Australia and must hold a Special Category visa, subclass 444 at time of application

WHAT DOES THE VISA SUBCLASS 461 ALLOW?

If successfully granted the New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa, the holder will be allowed to travel, in and out of Australia and live in the country for 5 years from the date that the visa is issued. Additionally, this visa will also allow you to work and study in Australia for the duration of your stay.

 HOW WE CAN HELP

When applying for any visa, the smallest error in the details you provide could potentially jeopardise your visa or delay the processing time of your application. When you make the decision to go through an established migration agency, you can be assured that you will be lodging the best possible visa application. With an extensive amount of experience in dealing with this type of visa, LIVV Immigration will ensure you have the best possible chances of success in having this visa granted and the guidance every step of the way. It is our company policy to return all funds for our service if the visa application is unsuccessful.

Please contact us today if you would like to discuss this visa option further or if you have any questions regarding our “No Visa, No Fee” policy.