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Old 10-28-2012, 12:14 PM
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@saratoga: WOW 2 days??? AWESOME! Hey did you have to supply evidence that you have been in a relationship for the visa? If you are married, did you only have to supply your marriage certificate as proof? would really appreciate some answers! My soon to be husband will be applying for his SC 461 next month after we get married so we can move to OZ but we havent lived together (and dont plan to until we're married) over the 3 years we have been in a relationship because we were doing long distance.


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Old 03-26-2013, 07:29 AM
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Hi, I'm so sorry, I thought I'd replied. Did you get your visa already?

What we did was provide a one page summary sheet with all the evidence of our relationship. The summary sheet contained a very short overview statement of our relationship (e.g. We have been together since 2000, lived together since 2003 and a joint mortgage since 2005. Our daughter was born in 2006 etc).

Below the statement we then listed all the documents used in support of our relationship (e.g. mortgage statements (, bank accounts, photos, daughter's birth certificate, personal statement of our relationship from a friend etc) as well as additional documents required as part of the application (e.g. birth certificate, police check, passport) in a table. We referenced each item in the table with a number and entered that number on the corresponding document. That way the person reviewing the visa can very quickly check that you have the evidence they require and all documents.

In our case it was very easy to establish the relationship. The requirement I think is actually only 1 year, but it is important to show that you have been together for the whole time. So we included a mortgage statements from a few years ago plus a recent one, same for bank statements, photos etc. It is definitely worthwhile obtaining a statement confirming your relationship from a respectable person e.g. priest, lawyer, colleague etc.

We were told heath check/medical certificate as we were from UK.

Hope this information is now not required and you have the visa.

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:38 PM
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hi everyone, im also applying for 461 visa in nz, im from the uk and according to the immigration website it says that we have reciprocal health care agreements with austrailia,
on the 147 application form under"health insurance requirements"it says that you may not appy to holding health insurance if you enroll with medicare,

will they approve a visa without proof of having insurance?

will they let me into the country if i advise them i will enroll with medicare?

if not how do i know when start the insurance policy from as some cases take months before approved?

do i have to buy insurance for 5 years for this visa?

hope someone can help me with this

Hey Ryan, I applied for the same 461 subclass visa, but i'm an offshore applicant. I asked my CO before if I an apply for insurance later on when I got the visa approved/ before I go to Oz but she insisted that I need to get a private insurance unless she cant process my application further (i'm not entitled for medicare), and she did keep asking me for the insurance certificate/letter the week after. So, I did apply and keep paying even my visa is just granted today (its 4.5 months). I guess, its really important to keep my self in insurance cover if in the future I want to renew this visa. I'm sure they'll look after all of my track record including my insurance. By the way, i'm with IMAN Australian Health Plans for Overseas Visitor Health Cover from NIB Australian Health Insurance - IMAN Australian Health Plans
I found it the only one who actually listed 461 subclass in their website without me should ring/email them and its cheaper too, i guess its because the claiming process needs to be done manually, but I dont mind

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Old 04-09-2013, 05:16 AM
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My partner is from UK. He is entitled to a modified Medicare card, but in practice it seems to provide the same cover as full Medicare. We had credit cards that provide travel insurance for up to 3 months. So we wrote on the application form that the travel insurance would cover us for the first 3 months and we would organise private health cover when we arrived. We provided evidence of the travel insurance cover in our application. This was fine. S


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Old 05-14-2013, 03:06 AM
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Hi there
I have applied for a subclass 461 visa on the 28th March 2013 at Auckland. DIAC use TTS to lodge their applications here. I have been following up about who my case officer is, however they say they do not have visibility of this and if the CO requires further information they will get in touch with me. Does anyone know how long it takes to process this visa in Auckland, and also do they notify you who the CO is once assigned? Help is much appreciated!


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processing time

I also have applied for the 461 visa on June 20th and am concerned about processing times. The Immigration website says 2 months however in the e-mail I just received from the NZ Family Relationship Visa Centre it says:

"Contrary to the information contained in our website, the average processing time for a NZ Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) visa is currently 4 to 6 months however this should be treated as a guide only."

I'm pretty concerned as I can't work and was under the impression I'd only have to last 2 more months without an income. Any help is much appreciated!


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Old 06-25-2013, 05:56 AM
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I know almost nothing about this visa, but generally when DIAC sends you updated timeframes via e-mail and says their website is incorrect, what you receive in the e-mail is generally more accurate. Hopefully someone will be along who recently applied for the same visa and can tell you with more certainty.

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thanks for your quick response....just SO frustrating because I based my whole plan on waiting 2 more months and budgeted for this...didn't plan on not being able to work for another 6 months and I wish I had this information before I applied as I most likely would have applied from Canada


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Old 06-25-2013, 06:06 AM
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Yeah, many of here know how you feel... processing times have gone up SO much in the last several months. I'm just grateful I'm not waiting for a partner visa from a high-risk country. Some wait 18-24 months away from their spouses... kind of puts it all in perspective. But I know - that doesn't help with your case!

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