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Staccato 04-04-2016 07:05 AM

NZ Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461)
 
New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461)

Hi everyone,

I am a Kiwi here in Australia. I just got married to my wife who is a Canadian citizen. She is here with me in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa I would like to apply for the following visa so that she could continue to live & work with me here. I have a few questions regarding this visa.

1) I believe this visa requires her to have a health checkup. Where do I begin with this? Do i proceed with the health checkup prior to lodging the application or after I lodge the application.

Can I also use "My Health Declarations" ?

2) The applications also asks us to prove our relationship is of a genuine one by showing joint bank accounts, proof that we share utility bills etc etc. She has only been here for 6 months and we don't have any of the following. Is it as easy as just opening a joint bank account ?

Can anyone please explain the following. Would be of great help to us both :)

Thanks & regards,
S

Staccato 04-04-2016 09:23 AM

Can anyone help please. Our application is going to be onshore in Australia.

Staccato 04-05-2016 03:24 AM

Can anyone help?

notsure 04-05-2016 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Staccato (Post 1229362)
New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461)

Hi everyone,

I am a Kiwi here in Australia. I just got married to my wife who is a Canadian citizen. She is here with me in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa I would like to apply for the following visa so that she could continue to live & work with me here. I have a few questions regarding this visa.

1) I believe this visa requires her to have a health checkup. Where do I begin with this? Do i proceed with the health checkup prior to lodging the application or after I lodge the application.

Can I also use "My Health Declarations" ?

2) The applications also asks us to prove our relationship is of a genuine one by showing joint bank accounts, proof that we share utility bills etc etc. She has only been here for 6 months and we don't have any of the following. Is it as easy as just opening a joint bank account ?

Can anyone please explain the following. Would be of great help to us both :)

Thanks & regards,
S

I have no idea about that particular visa, however with the relatively short processing time for this visa listed on the DIBP website, then you may wish to get it done prior to lodging - via My Health Declaration to save time.

As to your second question, the information you need to provide is the same as for the 820 visa, (which is the visa my husband applied for) so you may wish to have a look at the 820 waiting room thread - http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...ting-room.html ).

Opening a joint bank account now will likely not satisfy the requirement, however it certainly won't hurt.

While you do need to discuss all of the categories listed in the partner migration handbook http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents/1127.pdf its normal if you have more evidence in one category than another....immigration are trying to get an overall picture of your relationship.

As like you we didn't have joint bills (they were in my husbands name when I first moved to Norway and we never changed them) or a joint bank account (not common in Norway) - so we provided evidence of money transfers, and bank statements highlighting payments for bills, groceries etc from our individual accounts - to show how we both contributed to the cost of things, and transferred money to each other as needed.

notsure

Staccato 04-07-2016 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by notsure (Post 1230602)
I have no idea about that particular visa, however with the relatively short processing time for this visa listed on the DIBP website, then you may wish to get it done prior to lodging - via My Health Declaration to save time.

As to your second question, the information you need to provide is the same as for the 820 visa, (which is the visa my husband applied for) so you may wish to have a look at the 820 waiting room thread - http://www.australiaforum.com/visas-...ting-room.html ).

Opening a joint bank account now will likely not satisfy the requirement, however it certainly won't hurt.

While you do need to discuss all of the categories listed in the partner migration handbook http://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents/1127.pdf its normal if you have more evidence in one category than another....immigration are trying to get an overall picture of your relationship.

As like you we didn't have joint bills (they were in my husbands name when I first moved to Norway and we never changed them) or a joint bank account (not common in Norway) - so we provided evidence of money transfers, and bank statements highlighting payments for bills, groceries etc from our individual accounts - to show how we both contributed to the cost of things, and transferred money to each other as needed.

notsure

Hi Notsure,

Thankyou for your help & for sharing your knowledge on our 461 visa. I had a read through the 820 booklet (Partner visa). Some of it applied & some if it didn't. However I'm still trying to get my head around some questions like -

1) Since my wife (Canadian citizen) has only been in Oz for 6 months does she need a Australian police clearance or would it have to be a Canadian one?

2) Also can we do a medical check up later after we submit the application - just so that we get a start on things?

3) Do I need to perform a health check &/OR police check myself? I am a NZ citizen been living here since 2008 on a SCV - Special Category visa (subclass 444) ?

Thanks for any further help
S

Bora 05-11-2016 05:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Staccato (Post 1229362)
New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa (subclass 461)

Hi everyone,

I am a Kiwi here in Australia. I just got married to my wife who is a Canadian citizen. She is here with me in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa I would like to apply for the following visa so that she could continue to live & work with me here. I have a few questions regarding this visa.

1) I believe this visa requires her to have a health checkup. Where do I begin with this? Do i proceed with the health checkup prior to lodging the application or after I lodge the application.


Can I also use "My Health Declarations" ?

2) The applications also asks us to prove our relationship is of a genuine one by showing joint bank accounts, proof that we share utility bills etc etc. She has only been here for 6 months and we don't have any of the following. Is it as easy as just opening a joint bank account ?

Can anyone please explain the following. Would be of great help to us both :)

Thanks & regards,
S

hi guys
I have just applied for 461 last friday in oz and today they asked me to take health examination and chest X-ray.
First of all, don't take any health examination until they ask you to do so.
2. you have to provide following evidence to proof your relationship is genuine. ( both of your passports, your birth certificate, marriage certificate if married, joint bank account statements, bills if its under both of your names, prove that you live together ( house lease or you can get letter from your house owner ), story of your relationship letter from each one of you, declaration about your relationship from your family and friends tav least 2 who is australian citizen or permanent residence, health insurance, police clearance)
visa process varies from where you applying.
hope that helps

Staccato 05-17-2016 08:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bora (Post 1259418)
hi guys
I have just applied for 461 last friday in oz and today they asked me to take health examination and chest X-ray.
First of all, don't take any health examination until they ask you to do so.
2. you have to provide following evidence to proof your relationship is genuine. ( both of your passports, your birth certificate, marriage certificate if married, joint bank account statements, bills if its under both of your names, prove that you live together ( house lease or you can get letter from your house owner ), story of your relationship letter from each one of you, declaration about your relationship from your family and friends tav least 2 who is australian citizen or permanent residence, health insurance, police clearance)
visa process varies from where you applying.
hope that helps

Thankyou for the help! We have done our BEST and left the rest in God's hands :)
Just sent it in the mail yesterday & courier tracking says that its reached them already.
I will report back to this thread later with my success story ;)

Cheers
S

manimehra22 05-17-2016 07:31 PM

Gud luck mate.. Hope u get it soon. But please update ur outcome asap.

Staccato 05-18-2016 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by manimehra22 (Post 1265154)
Gud luck mate.. Hope u get it soon. But please update ur outcome asap.

Thanks mate! Will update as soon as i can.

Cheers
S

Kaygerndee 06-07-2016 12:08 AM

Need advice
 
Hi Guys,

As you guys have experience about 461 visa . My BF and I are planning to apply and need more advice about the health insurance . Can you pls advice the cheap health insurance for me .
I have read all your comments seem like it take long time to grant visa . Can I stay in Aus by bridging visa ? I'm planning to apply in June but my student visa will expire in August which not sure my 461 will be granted at that time.

Thank you in advance.

Kay


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