Can partner of NZ citizen apply partner visa or subclass 461

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Can partner of NZ citizen apply partner visa or subclass 461

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Old 08-14-2020, 01:18 AM
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Can partner of NZ citizen apply partner visa or subclass 461

I am a NZ citizen and I came to Aust during 21/5/2000 till 7/6/2001.
I and my wife consider emigrating to Aust permanently but we are confused as to what VISA my wife should apply?

Based on my research, subclass 461 is for family member not NZ citizen. However, there is another scenario that suggests she may apply for Partner VISA if I am considered as 'Eligible NZ citizen'.

When I check further what it means for Eligible NZ Citizen, it states that:
* somone spent at least 12 months in Australia on a SCV in the 2 yrs immediately befoe 26 Feb 2001. How do I find out if I belong to this category as I was in Aust during 21/5/2000 till 7/6/2001.

My wife is Hong Kong citizen, currently holding Hong Kong passport.

Can someone shed some light on this. Thanks

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Old 08-14-2020, 02:01 AM
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May I suggest that you consult a registered migration agent for an assessment of your case? If you want me to assess your case, please go to my website and use the contact form.

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Old 08-17-2020, 03:01 AM
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In order to have spent "12 months in Australia on a SCV in the 2 yrs immediately before 26 Feb 2001", you would have needed to arrive in Australia at least 25 Feb. 2000 which it doesn't sound like you did.

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