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

  1. Mandeep mehta

    Hi dear i and my wife on 457 visa & hav baby on 8th feb in Australia
    What we hav to do next ?
    We hav to enrol our baby with centrelink

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Mandeep,
      Please email the Department for instructions to add a newborn to a 457 visa, if your child was born in Australia: 457@border.gov.au
      ​Sorry but Centrelink isn’t a migration issue.​
      PC

      Reply
  2. Muhammad

    Hi
    Currently I’m on 457 Visa. My daughter was born 28 October 2017. I have baby birth certificate and oversea passport. I’m just wondering does my baby can travel overseas now because my mother in law is sick.. my wife wanna go soon.. And i can add my baby on my visa later..
    Help will be much appreciated thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Muhammad,
      You can add your daughter when she is outside of Australia, but you would need to pay the government lodgement fee whereas an application while she is in Australia should be free.
      PC

      Reply
  3. Smita

    Hi,
    We raised application to add my new born to 457 on 27th November. My baby is born in India. We didn’t receive any further update yet. Could u please let us know how can we find out current status.. And if possible, how can we fasten up the process.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Smita,
      Suggest that you contact the Department if you need to check on your lodged application, and they should be able to let you know if priority processing is available.
      PC

      Reply
  4. Claire

    Hi
    I’m currently on a 457 visa – I’ve just found out I’m pregnant… the father is an Australian citizen… will the baby automatically gain citizenship due to this? Do I still need to inform immigration? if so.. how?

    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Claire,
      Your child is entitled to Australian citizenship.
      You won’t need to inform the Department of migration about your citizen child.
      PC

      Reply

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