I am flying to Melbourne in July for a 2 day conference and want to take my spouse with me. I'm a NZ citizen from birth.
However, she is still on a working visa with multiple re-entry rights to NZ and a PRC passport.
I gather the processing time for visas is 30 working days. And since she is applying from NZ, she needs to travel to Auckland so that her biometrics can be captured.
I'm unclear as to whether she also needs a medical examination. It seems they're asking about polio vaccination status, and proof of no active tuberculosis. Seems a bit excessive since we'll be in the country the same time as a transit visa (72 hours), but the latter doesn't allow one to leave the airport from my reading of their extremely circular referencing site. So, I can't apply for a transit visa for her. And instead I need a visitor/business visa.