NSW How to Renew Subclass 461 Visa after Relationship Breakdown?

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I would like to find out how to renew visa subclass 461 visa after relationship breakdown with the NZ citizen.
I called the immigration office and was told I CAN renew my visa, provided that:
  • I have maintained Australian residency (which I had)
  • I continue to meet health and character requirements (yes)
  • I do not become member of a family of another person (no, me and my NZ husband are still married. However, he moved back to NZ 2 years ago and I started to see an Australian citizen 8 months ago).
When I asked HOW to renew my 461 visa I was told I need to apply for new one, which I cannot do because me and my NZ husband had split up.

Is there any other renewal path?

I would greatly appreciate your help.

Mitchell Kelly

Well-Known Member
8 February 2015
Complete a Form 147. It takes into account a relationship ending at Question 8. If you are in a relationship with someone else (anyone), you will not be eligible for the 461 visa. You may need to look at a Partner visa with your Australian partner if you wish to stay here.