The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship visa – subclass number 461 – allows non-New Zealand family members of a New Zealand citizen to move to Australia to live and work.
It is a temporary residency visa, allowing a stay in Australia of up to five years, and can be renewed on each occasion prior to the expiry of the subclass 461 visa.
Holders of a subclass 461 visa can progress to permanent residency via the pathways available to all non-Australians, which are most commonly the general skilled program and employer sponsorship.
Applicants for this visa must be related to the New Zealand citizen as either:
- their partner
- their (or their partner’s) dependent child
- the dependent child of their (or their partner’s) dependent child
- their (or their partner’s) relative who does not have a partner, usually lives in the New Zealand citizen’s household, and is dependent on the New Zealand citizen
Where an intending visa applicant’s partner is an “eligible New Zealand citizen” the visa pathway will be a Partner visa, rather than the subclass 461 visa.
GM Family – a division of Go Matilda Visas – is your ideal partner for guidance and advice on a family visa strategy.
We work with our clients on the basis of fixed fees, and a wish to have a long term relationship based on our expertise, trust and a quality service.
If you are in a relationship with a New Zealand citizen, would like to move to Australia to live and work, and would like help with an Australian visa application please contact your nearest GM Family office or complete the form on this page for a no obligation free initial discussion.
We look forward to hearing from you.