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Subclass 461 visa enables who individuals who are not an New Zealand citizen but is a member of a family unit of a New Zealand citizen to live, study and work in Australia for up to five years.
To be eligible for this visa, you must:
You must belong to the below three categories to be granted a visa. If you are:
There are 4 main aspects of the relationship that the Department of Home Affairs will consider when assessing your Subclass 461 Application with a partner:
Under this section, you can provide facts and evidence of your financial commitment to each other.
In this section, you can provide evidence of any joint responsibility for the care and support of children, your living arrangements and sharing of the responsibility for housework.
In this section, you can outline important social aspects of your relationship, including opinion of your family, friends and acquaintances about the nature of your relationship.
In this section, you can outline significant events in your lives during which you have relied on each other for support and future plans together.
We have summarised a cost estimate for Subclass 461 visa application.
Although there are no direct pathways for permanent residency, you may pursue the below options to become a permanent resident in Australia. This includes:
75% of applications are processed in: 24 months
90% of applications are processed in: 33 months
PROCESSING TIME FOR SUBCLASS 461 VISA
The Department is now prioritising Subclass 461 visa.
The Department request that applicants ensures that their application includes:
If your application contains the above, you can contact the Department to say you have provided all required documentation and your application is ready for assessment.
You can do this by sending an email to [email protected]. In your email, include your file reference number and the words ‘Assessment Ready’ in the subject line.
As you can only lodge the application on paper (i.e. not via ImmiAccount), the Department will send you a letter to arrange a health examination where required.