Long-Term Work 457 Visa – Adding Your Newborn Baby

 

If you, or your partner who also holds a 457 visa as a dependent, has a child while in Australia, then your child is deemed to be also holding a 457 visa from birth. Note: Your child needs to be born in Australia. See below information in relation to a child that is born outside of Australia.

You still need to lodge an application with DIAC so that your child is ‘officially’ granted a 457 visa and that this is recorded onto DIAC’s systems.

Supporting documents requires for application

Before you can make such an application, you will need to obtain a passport and an unabridged birth certificate for your child. Once you have these documents, you can complete Form 1066 on behalf of your child and lodge this with DIAC. In this application, you will also need to include the following documents:

  1. Certified copy of your child’s passport biodata page
  2. Certified copy of your child’s unabridged birth certificate
  3. Certified copy of your passport biodata page
  4. Certified copy of your partner’s passport biodata page
  5. Evidence that you have purchased health insurance for your child, or evidence that you have enrolled him or her with Medicare
  6. Letter of support from your sponsoring employer (this letter basically confirms that your sponsoring employer supports the application and agrees to undertake the sponsor’s obligations that result from you adding your child to your 457 visa)

Because your child is deemed to hold a 457 visa from birth, he or she won’t need to complete any health examinations that would otherwise be applicable. There is also no government lodgement fee for this application.

If you take your child outside of Australia before you add him or her to your 457 visa, you can still lodge an application to add him or her to your 457 visa.  Again, there is no government lodgement fee.

Taking your child outside of Australian & Children born outside of Australia

However, if you take your child outside of Australia and don’t add your child to your 457 visa, and then obtain another visa so that your child can return to Australia (since DIAC will have no record of your child holding a 457 visa), when you lodge the 457 visa application, you will need to pay a government lodgement fee. This is because the subsequent visa that you obtained for your child will replace the 457 visa that he or she is deemed to hold from birth. And since he or she is no longer holding a 457 visa, you need to pay the relevant government lodgement fee for this application.

If your child is born outside of Australia, then you will need to pay the government lodgement fee when you lodge the application.

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165 thoughts on “Long-Term Work 457 Visa – Adding Your Newborn Baby

  1. Krishnakant

    hi

    my wife doesnot hold english speaking skills , can she and my 6yr kid be applied as dependent with my 457 visa application?
    kindly reply asap

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Krishnakant,
      There isn’t any English requirement for dependent 457 visa applicants.
      PC

      Reply
  2. Vincent

    Hi Peng Cheng

    Me and my wife is holding 457 visa ,and child was born on 01/01/2017 , but I m still waiting for the passport from my country.i m worries about if I didn’t notify DIAC after 4 months,what will happen . Because we know that if we don’t have passport for the child we can’t apply the 457 visa for the child . So we didn’t notify to DIAC

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Vincent,
      You should lodge the application ASAP, but there isn’t any strict timeline to lodge this.
      PC

      Reply
  3. Quang Chau

    Hi Peng Cheng,

    I just saw on immi website that they said if my child was born in Australia after i have visa 457 that I can do form 1022 then add my child detail, copy of birth certificate, my child passport and mail to them. So that fine or i have to follow like what you said?!

    Please help me!!

    Reply
  4. Tejeshwar Lawania

    Hi PC,

    I am on 457 and my Baby born in Australia. We have all the docs except Doc from Employer.

    My Employer has concerned about the undertaking the sponsor obligation and told me that it doesn’t require with DEMA.

    May i know the Obligation such as and is it Mandatory?

    Let me know as soon as possible

    Thanks
    Tejeshwar

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Tejeshwar,
      We always provide support letters for dependent 457 visa holders – not sure what happens when you don’t provide this.
      PC

      Reply
  5. Claire

    Hi Peng,

    My question doesn’t relate to a baby, but 457 subsequent applicant info. I am currently on a 457 in Australia, but i have applied to be a secondary applicant on my partners 457 visa so that we can move interstate.

    I thought that it would be really quick, but so far it’s been over 3 weeks. Do you have insight on the time i could be looking at? I wonder if my application is not as important as I already have a visa.

    Thank you

    Reply
  6. Hoa Ngo

    Dear Peng,

    Thank you for sharing a lot of information in this webpages. Reading through all questions and answers, I am still confused about how to apply a visa for a newborn baby.

    I am holding 457 visa and now working in Australia. My son was born outside Australia.
    Do I correctly understand that I need to start a new Subsequent Entrant Visa Application for my new born son?
    (https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Appl/Employer-sponsored-workers)

    If I am wrong, could you please give me a correct link to follows.

    Please help.

    Thank you and best regards,

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Hoa,
      Yes you can create an Immiaccount with the Department’s website using that link, and access this form for your application – Temporary Work Skilled Visa (Subsequent Entrant) (457).
      PC

      Reply
  7. Ivan Ray

    Hi Peng

    My concern is me and my partner were currently holding 457 visa we want to bring our kids here which we leave in my country what documents we need to gather and what forms do we need to fill up? Thank you so much hope you could help me

    Reply
  8. Regina

    Hi peng good evening! Im just wanna ask if whatshould i do coz i gave borthh here in australia holding a provisional resident subclass 309 how should i apply my child i gave birth last 19 april 2015 and im traveling overseas with my bub is there any problem with that father is non resident as well

    Reply
  9. MUZAKKIR HUSSAIN MOHAMMAD

    HI, I am an Australian citizen. My brother has completed his graduation in accounting this year from India. He wants to know about the visa sub class 476.
    The immigration website says that this visa is for engineering students.
    can u please guide if he is eligible for this visa.
    also few basic details of this visa, such as leading to PR.

    Reply
  10. Gaga

    Hi, many thanks on your article, but my condition is rather unique. Me and my wife and my 1st one are all under 457 visa and we have recently lodged 186 visa under direct entry stream (Employer Nomination Scheme) with all of my family members sponsored by the company. While we’re waiting, my wife deliver my 2nd baby. We have lodge form 1022 – Notification of changes in circumstances during 186 visa stating that my wife pregnancy and due date. We also told immigration about the pregnancy in 186 medical check up form. So now my 2nd one is here, our 186 hasn’t been granted and all documentation have been submitted, so we’re not sure how to proceed this to immigration. Please kindly advice.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Gaga,
      You can follow-up with the Department by email or phone if you want an update in relation to your application.
      Department can be a bit slow in January because staff can be on leave.
      PC

      Reply
      1. Tri Dinh

        Hi Peng Cheng
        My name is Tri. Im currently undervisa457. We are planning to apply 186 next month.However,my wife have pregnanted last 2month. Can you tell me what benefits my children will have ?can she/he go to childcare or school for free in the future.thanks

        Reply
  11. Andrea

    Hi. Many thanks for your help. My husband have 457 sponsor visa and We recently have a new born. We wish include her in the visa that my husband is holding at the moment. My question is what kind of information as to be written in the letter from the sponsor to the department office.

    Thanks in advance,

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Andrea,
      The employer needs to confirm that they will take on the visa sponsorship obligations that apply in their letter. Please see above post.
      PC

      Reply
  12. rupinder kaur

    hi my name is rupinder kaur. i am on student visa and my husband is on dependent visa. he is doing carpenter job in australia. he is graduate and have 6 years experience from india and 3 years from england in carpentry. now from 1 and half he is working in australia in same field. so is he eligible for 457 visa. what documents does he requires. he also want me and my 7 months old baby who was born in australia but currently he is in india. does my husband require academic or general ielts test.

    Reply
  13. Mandy

    Hi,Pc
    both my husband and I are holding 457 visa,and I just have a baby in Australia. I haven’t apply for 457 visa for my baby, and we are going to apply PR when my baby get her passport. Can we just add her into our PR application instead of applying 457 first? Is there any fees applies?and how much is it? Please help, thank you.

    Reply
  14. Stalin

    Hi Peng,

    My wife and i are in 457 visa and have recently applied for PR. we are now expecting a baby.
    Thanks to your website, i now understand that
    i. PR processing will be put on hold and i have to include the Baby after receiving the passport.
    ii. I can include baby in the nomination only after we receive the passport for the baby.

    Could you please clarify on below

    – Will the baby gets the PR along with our application irrespective of where it’s born.
    – Will there be additional cost to include the baby based on the birth country.
    – do we have to take medical test like x-ray, Blood test for the baby based on country of birth.
    – how long it takes to process the visa outside AUS.
    – If the baby is born outside AUS, can we apply Citizenship for the baby along with us in a year’s time (Myself & my wife will be eligible) or do i have to wait for certain period.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
  15. Patralekh Shivam

    Hi Peng,
    Me and my wife has 457 visa, my child is born in india and I am planning to bring him to Australia, so need to apply for a 457 for the little one born on 19th Aug 15.

    Question is : Do I need the medical examinations done for my child 2 months old as a normal process, or just need the documents done and it will take 2-4 weeks for processing.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Regards,
    Shivam

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Shivam,
      Yes I think that your child will need to complete health examinations – you can check your Immiaccount after lodgement to determine if any examinations are required.
      PC

      Reply
  16. Rita

    Hi Peng
    I wondering what to do ?
    I am currently on working visa (457) . I am the primary applicant and my husband is dependent. I have a 8 year baby in my home country Nepal . I want to apply visa for her . I want to know the required documents to apply for her visa and also is it necessary to enroll her in school before we apply for her visa ? How long does it take to grant visa ?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Rita,
      Please see contact us page and information in relation to our consultation service if you need visa application advice.
      PC

      Reply
  17. JS

    My and my wife are both 457 holders. Our baby will be born soon. I read from the above that the baby will need to have her passport before we register her to our 457 visa.

    This means she can’t get her 457 visa immediately when she’s born but have to wait for her passport to arrive. Is that right?

    Reply
  18. kate

    Hi !
    These comments have been very helpfull thankyou,
    My question is .. my parnter has a 4 year 457 sponser and im defacto, our visa will run out in april 2018,
    We would like to move onto permernant residence status, and then citizanship, how can we do this ourselfs without using a visa agent? What options do we have?
    As last time it cost us over $10,000 !
    Thanks in advance!
    Kate

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Kate,
      Sorry but we would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your visa options – please see contact us page and information in relation to our consultation service.
      PC

      Reply
  19. Raj

    Hi, Peng,
    I tried to get information about visa for my baby who was born in Australia before a month. Currently, Me and my wife are on 485 visa and want to add my baby with our visa so that We could travel overseas. But, I could not find enough information about this. Please I need your help..

    Reply
  20. Nithi

    Hi PC,
    My husband is 457 holder and I’m holding 457 dependant.I’m pregnant and would like to invite my mom for 12 months.what visa can I apply and is it possible to sponsor her? If there’s no way then I should go to India for my delivery,I don’t have anybody to help but I don’t want to miss my husband and would like to be here.Do they give 1 year visa for parents like the PR holders??? We don’t know anyone with 457 to ask advise.Please help.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Nithi,
      She may be able to apply for a 600 visitor visa, but this is usually valid for 3 months.
      Sorry but we would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to her visa options – please see contact us page and information in relation to our consultation service.
      PC

      Reply
  21. Satnam

    Hi I tried to add my newborn baby through immi account is it right way ?? Or I can submit in immigration office by self ?? And still need form 1066? Thanks

    Reply
  22. Raj Shrestha

    Hi Peng,

    Hi Peng,
    I am on 489 VISA in regional NSW. My partner has subclass 444 as a NZ citizen. We are on registered relationship but not married yet. Our bay was born here in Australia one months ago. We havent added her to my 489 or partner’s 444yet. We are on the process of getting her birth certificate first and NZ citizen from her mother. I was wondering what visa she will get? I have heard she will have both. Is that true? If so, how to notify DIBP that we had the baby? is that via form 1022 . At this stage i want the baby to have subclass 444 than 489 as subclass 444 has more benefits than my 489. Whats your thoughts and how to go ahead interms of informing DIBP?
    Regards
    Raj

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Raj,
      Your child would need to be a NZ citizen to get a 444 visa, otherwise your child would need to get a 489 visa.
      Sorry I’m not sure which form you use for this – suggest that you ask the Department.
      PC

      Reply
  23. Mayur

    Hi Peng,

    I am on 457 VISA in Sydney. My baby was born here in Sydney 6 months back. We havent added him to my 457 VISA yet. However, he has already received his Indian Passport.

    Can I take him out of Australia?
    Rgds
    Mayur

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Mayur,
      Yes – you may need to contact the Department for a bridging visa prior to departure.
      PC

      Reply
  24. Satnam

    Hi I want to know process of add newborn to 457 visa ( born in Australia ) is there any immigration fees for add or not ? Thanks

    Reply
  25. Rraj

    Hi,
    I have an important question and I hope that you could help me here.
    Currently I am in Australia , working in 457 visa. Last week, my dependents (Spouse & kids) got their dependent 457 visa and they are travelling to Australia on next week for the first time after their 457 visa approval.
    Now I am planning to lodge 190 PR visa application which would issue Bridging visa(I hope Class WA Bridging visa) . My question is, can my dependents travel with the existing 457 valid visa ? will it create any issues during their travel due to the Bridging visa? Please advise. Otherwise I have to wait until they land here in Australia.

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Rraj,
      They can use their 457 visa to travel as long as this visa is valid. Having a BVA doesn’t affect their 457 visa.
      PC

      Reply
  26. Anbazhagan

    Hi Peng,

    Hope you are doing good.

    I’m working in australia under 457 visa for the past 2 years. I have a new member born in australia and holding Indian Passport as we are not entitled for australian citizen. I would need to add him in my 457 visa as dependent. Could you please advice .

    1. What is the form to be applied and where to apply ?
    2. What are the documents to submit and is it necessary to get affidavit ?

    Thanks,
    Anba.

    Reply
  27. Pamela Mitchell

    Hi,
    Hope you can help?
    As an employer and sponsor of a 457 employee I have a question around Maternity Leave. My employee is due to leave work on 4th September 2015 to go on Maternity Leave. As my employee is the Primary Applicant of their 457, will maternity leave be considered as “not meeting working obligations”? and should this be reported to DIAC? And will this cancel her 457 visa?
    Many thanks
    Pamela

    Reply
  28. Nighat

    Hi peng. I have permanent residence visa of class 175. Now I have 2 month old baby who born outside Australia. And it take 14 month to get his visa and I have to go back to Australia immediately for some reason. What should I do ? I can’t leave him behind. Plz is there any possibility that I take him with me while visa is in process.

    Reply
  29. Raj

    Hi,
    I have been in 457 visa and working in Australia for the last 1 year. Now I have initiated my dependents 457 and submitted all the required docs including medical docs on 18th Jul’15. Please note that my employer is processing my dependents 457 visa and it is with immigration department for the last month.
    I am not sure how many more days I have to wait. I have few questions.

    1. Can I check my dependent 457 visa status online ( I have E-transaction number from “My Health Declarations”)
    2. Can I send out an email to immigration team on the visa status? If yes, what is the email id?
    3. Can I call them to check-out the current status?
    I am not sure whether I can do number 2 and 3 as this visa application is lodged by my employer through an Australian agent. Will it create any issues?
    Please advise me.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Raj,
      1. You can through the Immiaccount used to lodge the application. This will only indicate if a case officer has been allocated.
      2. Suggest that you call the Department rather than email.
      3. Yes.
      PC

      Reply
  30. Bab

    Thanks Peng Cheng.
    My kids 457 visa medicals were completed in July’15, and I am going to lodge my PR in Sep’15, and hopeful to get Case Officer before this year end. If this is the case then medical test is within 12 months period so I assume that my kids no need to go through the medical test for PR purpose once again. Please advise.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      I think that your case officer will ask for new health examination results – your case officer will request this if needed.

      Reply
  31. Rasheed Hoda

    Hello,

    I have a son 2 year old , and i am applying for 457 visa which is almost done , i want to know about the child education .
    what amount i have to pay for my child education and does there a parenting allowance be paid by Australian govt .

    your information is highly regarded .

    regards,

    Hoda

    Reply
  32. Bab

    Hi,
    One month back my wife and kids ( 5.5 years and 3 years old) got 457 visa. Now I am applying for Australian Permanent visa(PR). Do my kids need to go through the medical test again for PR? I have heard that the medical test of 457 and PR is same for kids ,and it is not required if they had medical test in last 12 months. Could you please let me know?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Bab,
      You usually need to complete health examinations again when you apply for PR. Health examination results are only valid for 12 months so these usually expire before a case officer is allocated and a decision is made.
      PC

      Reply
  33. Loveleen

    Hi , my name is loveleen my question is my baby was born last year in March he was born in Australia I m on 457 visa but I didn’t apply his visa now he is 15 months old can I apply now have any issue thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Loveleen,
      You probably should have added the baby to your 457 visa at an earlier time. I haven’t encountered this situation before so I’m not sure what the Department would do in this situation. You may need to contact the Department with this query.
      PC

      Reply

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