A subclass 461 visa allows someone who is not a New Zealand Citizen to live in Australia with a family member who is a New Zealand citizen. This visa allows you to work and study in Australia, travel to, enter and remain in Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted.
You might be able to get this visa if:
- you are not a New Zealand citizen
- you are an eligible family member of a New Zealand citizen
- Your New Zealand citizen family member is living in Australia on a Special Category visa (subclass 444) or will be travelling with you to Australia and will be granted a Special Category visa (subclass 444) on arrival.
The processing time for subclass 461 is approximately 9 to 11 months.