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Chances of getting PR if going on a 461?


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Old 11-26-2013, 10:02 AM
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Chances of getting PR if going on a 461?

Hi I am desperate to move to Australia. Myself and 13 year old son can get in with NZ passports and I am planning to get a 461 for my British husband .......

But I am worried about the temporary nature of it all. I am 43 and he is 51, I can't seem to find any info on whether we could get PR.

Any advice?

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Old 11-26-2013, 06:19 PM
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Get PR based on what? It might be possible if you have a job on the skilled occupations lists (check both the SOL and the CSOL). It would probably have to be your job, though, because I think over 50 it gets much harder (if it's not impossible) to get PR on a skilled work visa.

What can you do with PR that you can't do on a 461? Just curious.

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Thanks for your reply. I am worried about my husband having to have a medical every 5 years to renew his 461. Do you know how strict they are with it? He is very healthy and has good medical insurance, but you never know what the future holds......

No chance of me getting a PR on the skills list. We will probably start a business so maybe that's a possibility.

Or we can hope for the best health check wise.

My father is a PR in Queensland but it appears that doesn't help.


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Are you a New Zealand citizen? What about a partner visa for your husband?


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My understanding is that New Zealand citizens can only sponsor for an Australian partner visa if they are an "eligible New Zealand citizen," which most people these days are not. This is what defines an eligible NZ citizen, according to the Partner Migration Booklet:

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An eligible New Zealand citizen is a person who at the time of last entry to
citizen Australia would have met health and character checks and:

• held a Special Category (subclass 444) visa on 26 February 2001; or
• held a Special Category (subclass 444) visa that was in force for at least one year in the 2 years before 26 February 2001; or
• has a certificate, issued under the Social Security Act 1991, that states the citizen, for the purposes of the Social Security Act 1991, was residing in Australia on a particular date (note that the Department of Human Services stopped accepting applications for these certificates in February 2004).
For everyone else, they have to become Permanent Residents in their own right in order to sponsor, or just use a 461.

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Yes after spending hours on the immigration website it appears he would have to keep renewing the 461 as there is little hope of either of us getting PR. I will just have to pray he keeps passing the medical.


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