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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hey, just a quick question. I live in Australia and have applied for a 461 visa renewal about 2 years ago and still have not received any response. I have just checked processing times and it states up 36 months which means I might have to wait for another year. Hence my question while on...
  2. Visas and immigration
    Hi there! I'm hoping to get some advice or expert knowledge about the best pathway to obtaining healthcare in Australia given my current circumstances. I'm a US citizen currently on a 461 visa with my kiwi partner of 5 years. We essentially consider ourselves married without the paperwork. We...
  3. Immigration Timelines
    Hi Guys Anyone else applying for a 461? We sent off our application (they only do these via paper, not online) on 18 March, to the London embassy as we are in the UK. Processing times are 32 months for 90% of applications right now. :eek: and that was before things started to shut down...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hey! Just in case anyone wanted to know the process of application or hear any updates, here's mine. I applied for 461 in July 2017, onshore, on paper and by myself (no agent). I included everything except police clearance and medical checks, as those only last 12 months and I wasn't sure how...
  5. Visas and immigration
    In 461 Bridging Visa A - Work limitation Hi all, Did someone already go through this situation after granted bridging visa but be waiting to have the formal one already passed 2 years? 2 years ago I was on my student visa then I get married to my New Zealand partnet so I applied for a new visa...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Hey all, hoping you can help. I am a Canadian currently on my 3rd year of a 461 visa and am now looking at my options to stay (I know they're quite limited with this visa). My partner is obviously a New Zealand citizen, living in Australia since 2008. Just doing some snooping and discovered...
  7. Visas and immigration
    Hey can anyone help? I'm looking for guidance with applying for financial hardship / form 1005. I'm a UK Citizen currently on BVE while waiting for my 461 NZ partner visa to be processed. I applied in April 2018 when expected processing time was 11 months. It's now increased to 22 months and...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hi there, please could someone give me some information on the 461 Visa. I am a English citizen & have been in Australia for 5 years, for the past 3 years I have been on a 461 visa but the relationship with the NZ citizen has broken down. I have been working in Marketing with the same company...
  9. Visas and immigration
    I’m a kiwi, been living here 28 years and been in/out of the country multiple times. Like most, I’m currently on a subclass 444 SVC, which was issued on rearrival from Asia last month. If I marry my Asian girlfriend of 2 years in her own country (and this marriage is recognised by the Aust...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I have two years left on my subclass 461 visa which I got through my New Zealand boyfriend. We are no longer together and he now lives in New Zealand. I know I cannot apply for permanent residency, but when my current visa expires could I apply for a new, similar visa with an Australian...
  11. Visas and immigration
    I have submitted to withdraw my 457 through a migration agent in early September. I also submitted my 461 visa in early July. I have not been notified of the withdrawal of my 457 visa, however, I am traveling back home for the holidays and will not be in Australia during this time. I know in...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi everyone, I would like to hear of anyone who has been successful at renewing their subclass 461 NZ family relationship visa, despite no longer being in a relationship with the NZ family member. I have been living and working in Australia for seven years. Five of those years have been on a...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hi! Can someone help with the 461 Visa? Do I need to get a medical examination if I have full Medicare rights (I am English) and comprehensive travel insurance? Thanks James
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hey guys! I was just wondering for any of you who have applied for the 461 New Zealand partner visa, if you had to pay for the visa application before you actually sent in your visa? Or was payment taken out once it was sent it? Also, how is the best way to go about actually sending everything...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I am due looking to lodge a 461 partner visa with my New Zealand partner. We are both currently living in Asia for his work. Rather than lodge through the VFS services here, I am intending to fly back to Australia for a week to lodge the visa for several reasons including - bridging A visa...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Hello! I´m an Argentinean citizen, and I have a New Zealander partner. We live in Australia now. I came with a tourist visa, and now I have a Bridging Visa A (with a no working condition). I applied to the New Zealander Family Relationship Visa (subclass 461) last December (2016), and I´m...
  17. New member introductions
    Hello all. Thought i would introduce myself. I'm Rich, originally from the UK, but living in Auckland NZ with my kiwi partner. I stumbled across this forum whilst googling about 461 processing times. We just recently applied for me a 461 visa, so would be interested to hear anybody's recent...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, Keen to hear anybodies recent stories and processing times for their 461 NZ Family Relationship visa? I submitted mine Friday just gone (03/02/2017), and is Low Risk. The only things that i haven't supplied with my application are Medical exam, and proof of health insurance, which i...
  19. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys I am a NZ & UK Citizen and 5 years ago, my partner at the time applied for a 461 visa against my NZ Passport/Citizenship. It was granted and we moved out there. Not long after we were there (3 months), the relationship ended. I moved back home and have since met my now husband. My...
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