The New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461) allows someone who is not a New Zealand citizen to live in Australia with a family member who:
- Is a New Zealand citizen
- Either holds a Special Category visa (subclass 444) and is living in Australia, or is eligible to hold a Special Category visa (subclass 444) and is accompanying them to Australia.
The individual can be in or outside Australia when they apply for this visa.
An individual might be able to get this visa if:
- They are not a New Zealand citizen
- They are a member of the family unit of a New Zealand citizen
- Their New Zealand citizen family member is living in Australia on a Special Category visa (subclass 444) or will be travelling with them to Australia and will be granted a Special Category visa (subclass 444) on arrival.
The individual must be related to the New Zealand citizen as one of the following:
- Their partner
- Their child/step-child or their partner’s child/step-child
- The dependent child of theirs or their partner’s child/step-child.
The visa application charges are listed in Fees and Charges
Including family members in the application:
An individual can include their child/step-child or their partner’s child/step-child in their visa application at the time of lodgement.
What does this visa allow for:
This visa allows an individual to:
- Work and study in Australia
- Travel to, enter and remain in Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted.
In addition to the above-mentioned conditions, there are other factors and criteria to be taken into consideration.