New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Subclass 461) (Temporary) Visa

New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Subclass 461) (Temporary) Visa

New Zealand Citizen Family relationship visa (Subclass 461) may be available if you are a member of a family unit of New Zealand Citizen (who are not eligible New Zealand Citizens) or you live in Australia on a temporary visa (subclass 444).

Eligible New Zealand Citizens are those who were living in Australia on 26 February 2001 or lived in Australia for at least one year in the two years before 26 February 2001. New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents have the same rights. If your partner is an Eligible New Zealand Citizen, you should consider partner visa options instead of SC 461. 

I am in Australia on Subclass 461, can I apply for my children Subclass 461 visa who are offshore?

Yes, you can apply for your children for subclass 461 irrespective whether they are offshore or onshore. Onshore application will allow them bridging visa whereas offshore application will be processed without bridging visa.

Does Subclass 461 have pathway to Permanent residency of Australia?

Though Subclass 461 itself doesn’t have pathway to Permanent visa, there are other possible pathways such as Skilled Independent visa (New Zealand stream). Please contact Indeevisa if you want to assess your eligibility.