Long-Term Work 457 Visa – Including Your Family Members & Dependents

Spouse and your children

If you are including your spouse, then generally, you just need to provide a copy of your marriage certificate.

If you are including your spouse and your children, then for your children, you will need to provide copies of their full abridged birth certificates that state the names of both biological parents. This is assuming that you and your spouse are the biological parents and that this is confirmed in the birth certificate.

The more complicated cases in relation to including dependents are outlined below:

De-facto partners

Generally speaking, you should to provide documents that demonstrate that you and your de-facto partner have been living together for at least 6 months prior to the lodgement of the visa application.

This should be sufficient but whether it is sufficient will depend on the type of evidence that you can provide, and the discretion of your case officer.

See post in relation to evidencing your relationship.

Adult children

If you want to include a dependent child who is 18 years of age or over, then you will need to provide evidence which demonstrates your adult child’s dependency on you. You will need to show that he or she:

  1. Has been dependent on you for a substantial period of time and this period of dependency immediately precedes the lodgement of your application (generally speaking, for at least a 12 month period); and
  2. Is wholly or substantially reliant on you for financial support to meet his or her basic needs of food, clothing and shelter; and
  3. Is reliant on you to cover the cost of their basic needs and this reliance is greater than any reliance that he or she has on any other person, or source of support/income (e.g. financial support from the government, part-time job etc.).

Financial dependency is the only consideration (as oppose to emotional or other forms of dependency).

DIAC’s policy does state that if your child is undertaking his or her first major undergraduate qualification, and he or she is wholly or substantially reliant you to cover the cost of their basic needs, then it is presumed that this child is dependent on you.

Including an adult dependent child can be a complex. I suggest that you seek professional assistance to determine whether your adult child meets the definition of a dependent.

Children and custody

Custody is an issue where both biological parents aren’t included in the application.

If you want to include your child and your child’s other biological parent is not included, you’ll need to provide evidence to show that you have legal custody over your child and that you have the right to bring your child to Australia.

DIAC will generally require you to provide Court documentation which confirms custody.

Other dependents

You may be able to include adult dependents if they are:

  1. A relative of you or your spouse/de-facto partner; and
  2. He or she does not have a spouse or de-facto partner; and
  3. He or she is usually a resident of your household; and
  4. He or she is dependent on you.

Other than your children and spouse/partner, a relative is defined as a parent, brother, sister, step-child, step-brother, step-sister, a grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew, or a step-grandparent, step-grandchild, step-aunt, step-uncle, step-niece or step-nephew.

The definition of dependency is pretty much the same as the definition stated above for a dependent adult child.

Like with an adult dependent child, including other dependents can be quiet complicated. I suggest that you seek professional advice to determine whether your dependents are eligible for inclusion in your application.

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197 thoughts on “Long-Term Work 457 Visa – Including Your Family Members & Dependents

  1. Jerry Sandol

    Iam on 457 visa and working in a meat works in Oakey brisbane and am thinking of bringing the following dependent over,

    – Spouse
    -My four children all under 18 years of age
    – My younger brother 21 years of age who is entirely dependent on me for the last ten years.

    Are they entiled to come stay with me?

    Regards
    Jerry

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Jerry,
      Yes it is possible for all your listed family members, if they meet the eligibility requirements.
      PC

      Reply
  2. David

    Hi Peng

    I have been offer a job by an employer last week he send me the copy of the contract and the letter of the immigration lawyer and ask me to fly with a touristic visa do the first week of work and then if I suit the position we will go for the 457.Do you think is a risk that I should take is this the usual way to get the 457 visa…??

    Please advise me on this matter

    Regards

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi David,
      I wouldn’t recommend to work on a tourist visa, but whether you can work for a limited time on a tourist visa is debatable – law isn’t exactly clear on this point. I assume that your employer’s lawyer is taking the view that a trial week of work is ok.
      PC

      Reply
  3. Stephanie

    Hi, I came over in January 2012 on my partner’s 457 visa, which lasts until January 2016. I am soon returning to the UK as I was on a 12 month career break; my partner is staying in Australia for a few more years.

    If I were to decide I wanted to return to Australia during the period of the 457 visa, while my partner was still here, would I be able to do this under this visa?
    Many thanks, Stephanie

    Reply
  4. rose

    Hi Peng! id like to know, Im a 457 long term dependent visa holder (my husband is the primary) does that mean Im allowed to work under my husband company since they are the one’s who sponsored my visa? thank!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Rose,
      You can work for any company, including your husband’s employer. You have unrestricted work rights.
      PC

      Reply
  5. vinay

    Hi,

    I want to bring my 1 child who is 1 year old to join me along with my wife.Myself being in aus with 457 visa and my wife in india with 457 visa,I want them to join me for only 1 month,what visa shd i apply for my child.

    thanks/Vinay

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  6. Sam

    Hello,
    My wife is traveling to Aus for 15 days on a project. She hold working long stay 457 visa as she is suppose to travel multiple times for next few months. Me and my daughter have be granted Temporary Business Long Stay (Subclass 457) Visa. Can we travel with her for 15 days or we do we need to get a tourist visa? Her company guys told that we cannot travel for short term on this visa.
    Thanks,
    Sam

    Reply
  7. SA

    Hi Peng,

    I have a dependant 457 visa(my husbad is the primary applicant). I shall be traveling to Australia and would need to work off and on, remotely, for my employer in India for the next three months. Is that legally allowed ?

    thanks.
    Best Rgds,
    Shilpa.

    Reply
  8. Abigail

    Hi

    I am on a subclass 457 visa sponsored by my company in India….. My husband has got a 457 secondary subclass visa which was also applied through my company…. I have a few questions

    1) Is he allowed to work for any employer in Australia without doing any visa transfer while he is on this visa.

    2) If he finds a job, Is he allowed to stay back and continue working when I return to India at the end of my assignment here, considering that the visa is still valid.

    3) What is the process to apply for a visa transfer/employer sponsored 457 visa in Australia and how long does this take?

    It would be really appreciated if you could help me out here

    Thanks in advance

    Regards

    Abigail

    Reply
  9. Rahman

    Dear Peng,

    I am going to apply for my 457 visa, my wife is included in the visa …i just want to know if i can include my younger brother who’s age is 14years old.. He is my dependent for the last 2 years.

    Should i include him before or after the lodgement of my visa …

    Can you please elaborate the situation.

    Regards

    Wasee

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Wasee,
      It is possible if he is financially dependent on you – you will need to prove this. You can add him or later.
      PC

      Reply
    2. teh

      hi ..im asha from malaysia..my husband have 457 visa and workg in australia ..my question is..can i and my childrn which is 2years and 1 years travel with my husband without any visa??? or i need to apply extra visa for me and my child??? really need ur help to answer my ques… kindly reply me

      Reply
  10. michelle

    Hi Peng

    My fiance and I are getting married on 2015 only. His employer would sponsor him on a 457 visa. Since the spouse/ de facto is allowed being the dependent on his visa, my questions are: What is the best time he could get me, is it during the first time he would lodge his application or later once we get hitched already? When is the time that i would be allowed to get pregnant, is it after he got his PR?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Michelle,
      You can be included in the initial application – assuming that you meet the eligibility requirements. Migration law doesn’t really dictate when you can and can’t get pregnant – you can have a baby as a 457 temporary visa holder.
      PC

      Reply
  11. Katya

    Hi
    I’m on 457 visa. Can I bring my mother (62 yo) on my visa or it’s easier to apply for tourist visa

    Thanks
    Katya

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Katya,
      For a dependent 457 visa – your mother would need to be:
      1. Financially dependent on you
      2. Usually resident with you
      3. Doesn’t have a spouse or de-facto partner.
      Otherwise she may need to apply for a tourist visa.
      PC

      Reply
  12. john mark depra

    hi peng

    pls. help!! my father, having 457 visa works at australia and i’m his eldest son, i graduated as mechanical engineer last april this year 2013 and also passed the licensure exam(september 2013) in the philippines. is it possible for me to be with my father using the 457 visa? i plan to study and be an engineer of australia and to work and live their.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi John,

      You would need to prove that you are a ‘dependent child’.
      As outlined above:
      If you want to include a dependent child who is 18 years of age or over, then you will need to provide evidence which demonstrates your adult child’s dependency on you. You will need to show that he or she:
      1. Has been dependent on you for a substantial period of time and this period of dependency immediately precedes the lodgement of your application (generally speaking, for at least a 12 month period); and
      2. Is wholly or substantially reliant on you for financial support to meet his or her basic needs of food, clothing and shelter; and
      3. Is reliant on you to cover the cost of their basic needs and this reliance is greater than any reliance that he or she has on any other person, or source of support/income (e.g. financial support from the government, part-time job etc.).
      PC

      Reply
  13. ARP

    Dear Peng,
    Please Help. Below is my description of visa. I am from India.

    Visa description :- TEMPORARY RESIDENT
    Visa class / subclass :- UC / 457
    Visa applicant: Primary
    Visa grant date 09 January 2013
    Visa expiry date 09 January 2017
    Location: Onshore
    Visa status: In Effect

    I am on business trip sponsored by my employer. Tentative end date of my assignment is 31-Jan-2014. I am alreadt in Australia. My wife has valid 457 dependent visa whose validity is same as of mine. Her visa was sponsored by my employer(same employer who has sponsored mine visa).

    My wife couldnt accompany me when I arrived in australia in last week. Now she wants to come to Australia on the dependent visa she have.

    Visa condtion in her visa grant letter is 8501 – MAINTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE.

    Please let me know if she can travel on the same visa from India to Australia and back with me?

    Is there any formality to be done by sponsorer.

    What type of insurnace/other formality she needs to furnish.

    It will be extremely greatful if you can respond.

    Thx
    ARP

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi ARP,
      She can travel to Australia on that visa. The sponsor doesn’t have to undertake any formalities. She should already have insurance that is appropriate for 457 visa holders. Sometimes this insurance is purchased by the visa holder, sometimes it is purchased by their employer. There is no legal requirement in relation to who purchases the insurance so it is a matter for you to discuss with your employer. She does need to have appropriate health insurance before arriving.
      PC

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  14. joyce

    Hi PC,
    Im wounding can we put my son on my partners 457 visa we have been in austraila since April 2012 .he has had a eye injury and now has no sight in his left eye and is unable to get work in ireland ,
    thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Joyce
      The requirements in attaching your son to your partner’s 457 visa really depends on how old your son is.
      If your son is over the age of 18, you will need to provide evidence and prove that he is financially dependent on you and that this financial dependence is greater than his financial dependence on any other source (for example, his own income).
      If your son is under 18, then you can bring him in if you can show that you have legal right/custody over your son.
      PC

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  15. Vitaliy

    Hi Peng,
    I have been on 457 Visa for one year and now just finished a degree for my profession and will be getting an ENS Direct Entry sponsorship from my employer for Permanent Residence, can I put my mother as a dependent as I have been sending her money overseas via Western Union for past 7 month and now I got her a tourist visa to come to Australia to stay with me. She is divorced and completely rely on my support should I wait for another 5 month for her to live with me or that 7 month will be sufficient for Immigration?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Vitaliy,
      The legislation doesn’t define a specific period that she needs to live with you in order to be satisfy the requirement of ‘usually resident in the family head’s household’. She may be able to satisfy the requirement with 7 months – the longer she lives with you, the better. I’d say 12 months of evidence should be OK.
      PC

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  16. Beko

    Hello Peng

    I am currently on a 457 and want to bring my 8 year old dependent child over. I currently have sole custody from the high court of my home country. Do I still need to get the father of my child to complete form 1229 and must I provide financial evidence for my child?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Beko,
      I think that a birth certificate and the court document should be sufficient, but it is really up to the individual case officer.
      PC

      Reply
  17. Sudhakar

    Hi,

    I am currently on a 457 Visa and I would like to bring my parents here to stay with me. Both my father(68) and mother (62)are not working and they are financially dependent on me for past 7 years.

    Please let me know if it is possible to get them under dependent visa? OR should I go only with tourist visa?

    Reply
      1. Sudhakar

        Can I bring them in a tourist visa? Please let me know the options to bring them with me atleast for a short term of 3 to 4 months..

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          Hi Sudhakar,
          Sure you can give the tourist visa application a go – good luck with the application.
          PC

          Reply
          1. Sudhakar

            Thank you!!! Its great to see your immediate response. Have one last query. Can I apply for Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601) for both of my parents from India? They both have valid Indian passports.

            . I checked the list of countries who are allowed to apply for this online, but India is not listed in that. So I think I should go through some travel Agent. Normally how long does it take to get processed

          2. Peng Cheng Post author

            Hi Sudhakar,
            They can’t apply for an ETA because they have Indian passports. Processing time for a visitor visa is around 2-4 weeks.
            PC

  18. Craig

    Hi Peng,

    I am currently holding 457 Visa and getting married next month in my home country and I would like to include my wife into my sponsorship. what is the full procedure to bring my partner to Australia?

    1) My partner lives overseas and thinking to apply for fresh passport. Is it better to wait until we get married next month and then apply for fresh passport with my name on it as a husband?
    2) Is it better to apply from Australia or from overseas ?
    5) What are the documents do we (Me and My Partner) need to provide?
    6) Is this VISA subclass 309 and then 100 ?
    7) What is the processing time for this VISA?

    Looking forward to receive your feedback.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Craig,
      1. If you are applying on the basis of marriage, then you need to wait until you have the marriage certificate. Otherwise you need to prove that you have been in a de-facto relationship for at least 12 months. Getting a new passport shouldn’t impact the application
      2. Whether she is in or outside of Australia shouldn’t impact the processing of the application
      3. Passport, marriage certificate (if applicable), evidence of relationship, health insurance, letter of support from your sponsor confirming that they will sponsor her for a 457 visa

      She would be applying for a dependent 457 visa. Processing time is around 2-4 weeks.

      PC

      Reply
  19. dilpreet

    hi, i hve 457 visa in sydey. my elder brother want to come here can i help him through my 457 or just tourist please let me know what i hve to do for him thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Dilpreet,
      I don’t think that you will be able to help your brother just because you have a 457 visa. A tourist visa may be appropriate.
      PC

      Reply
  20. ronan

    Hi,
    I am on a 457 visa.
    My mother usually stays with me and during my 2 year stay in australia she has been with me for more than a year on a tourist visa.

    she is married ,yet as i am a working professional ,she stays with me to help me out.

    Can I apply for her as a dependent member on my 457.

    Exactly what documents will we require for that,to prove her dependency on me.

    thanks

    ronan

    Reply
  21. Alexandr

    Hi, my wife and I are on 457 visa and we’d like to add my sister-in-law (unmarried & w/o any dependant children) to my visa so she can help us out w/our newborn for a few years. Possible?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Alexandr,
      She would need to be a member of your family unit, and be financially dependent on you.
      PC

      Reply
  22. Aleesha

    Pls help me ..my husband has subclass visa 457 and he applied a visa form to bring his dependent n every document is provided which was asked by immigration n immigration sent him a letter that he should write a letter from those who provide him a 457visa n they refuse to give him letter n now what we should do,,,without that letter is it possible that wecan get i can get a dependent visa…pls help me is there any alternate solution

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Aleesha,
      You do need a letter of support from the employer confirming that they will sponsor the dependent 457 visa applicant.
      PC

      Reply
  23. kelly

    Hie
    l am on 457 visa and my husband is the primary applicant. I would like to bring my mother and two children from my previous marriage. I was staying with my mother for the past ten years. My father is late. I send them money every moth for rentals and food. Can l include them in my visa. And does my husbands employer need to sponsor them or l can just add them?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Kelly,
      The employer would need to provide sponsorship for the application. For adult dependents over 18, you generally need to show that she has lived with you and is financially dependent on you.
      You can only bring children from a prior marriage if you have the legal custody to bring these children to Australia, or the person with legal guardianship consents to this.
      PC

      Reply
  24. Chandler

    I am 18 and on a 457 dependent visa with my mom I have lived here for two years now can I apply for a PR even if my mom doesn’t?

    Reply
  25. Jhaku Sharma

    hello,
    i am on 457 visa in australia, can i apply my parents as my dependent. i am financially supporting them to live there. thank you

    Reply
  26. kirsten

    Hello I am 457 secondary visa holder and my dad is the primary visa holder, But I want to be with my fiance already is it possible for him to be here I’m 21.

    Reply
  27. Marie

    can my ex who is on a 457 visa, stop me leaving Australia and taking our children back to England (im a citizen from birth)…does he have the same rights as he is a temporary resident? We moved here 6 years ago and now the relationship has broken down I want to go back

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      You hold a dependent 457 visa? There is nothing under migration law which requires you and your children to remain in Australia. But not sure if you are subject to any other kind of legal obligations in relation to your ex and your children, and who the children should be living with.

      Reply
  28. Ailene

    Hi Peng,

    Thank you for the informative responses posted in this site. I will soon be applying for a WP in Australia and as you’ve informed, dependent spouse will be eligible to work in Australia. I wanted to ask if my daughter (10yo) who will likewise be a dependent would need a separate visa in order to continue her studies (she’s in grade 5) in Australia.

    Thanks,
    Ailene

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ailene,
      If you are applying for a 457 visa, then you can include your spouse and daughter as dependents assuming that the employer provides sponsorship to yourself and your family members.
      PC

      Reply
  29. arnold

    hello peng,

    I have ceased my employment effective 4 days ago and I am the primary 457 visa holder. Now my question is, can my wife continue working with her employer even if I, the primary visa holder, have ceased my employment? I am currently awaiting result of my new employers’ nomination result, it has been a week now since it was lodged. Hope you can help me on this. I can’t find any better answer anywhere online but here with you. Thank you.

    Reply
  30. Mae Darby

    Hi peng

    I am a 457 dependent visa and my dad is the primary visa holder and i am already 18 yrs old. I am just wondering how many hours i’m allowed to work per week?

    Reply
  31. Jossy

    Hi i’m currently with 457 visa , is it possible to bring my child which i had when i was a teen before getting to my husband who is back hom with my mother?
    many thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Jossy,
      You’d need to demonstrate that you have the legal right to bring the child over if they are under 18.
      The employer would need to support the application – they need to provide a letter confirm that they support the inclusion of the children in the visa.
      PC

      Reply
  32. David

    Hi, im on a 457 sposorship visa and would now like to add a dependant child to my visa, my wife (mother of son)is already on it, but id like to add my 17 year old son. i understand i have to get a letter from the employer stating that they will sponsor the child on my visa too, but is there anything else that needs to be in this letter?
    and i dont suppose you know how long this process will take do you as my sons been offered an apprentaship pending this dependant child visa

    thanks heaps for taking the time to read my question

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi David,
      The letter doesn’t have the say much. It just needs to verify that the employer supports the application of the new applicant. Processing time should be around 2-4 weeks.
      PC

      Reply
  33. Marian

    Hello,
    Dear Sir/Madame,
    I am a dependent of 457 work visa long stay for 4 years and my mother is the holder of the visa
    am i allowed to study part time at university ? Or do i have to study full time as i am considered as an intrenational student?
    Thank you very much
    looking forward to your answer

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Marian,
      You are allowed to study on a part-time or full-time basis as a dependent 457 visa holder. There are no restrictions on the study that you can undertake.
      PC

      Reply
  34. theresa

    hi, l am a dependant on my husbands 457 visa. can l apply for my mother to visit us for 6 months. is it possible.

    thank you

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Theresa,
      A visitor visa (600 visa, eta, evisitor visa) may be appropriate for that. A dependent 457 visa is not for visitors – dependent 457 visa holders need to be in the same family unit as the primary 457 visa holder.
      PC

      Reply
  35. Simon Davis

    Hi Peng,
    Doing a grand job here! I am here as the primary on a 457. My girlfriend is the dependant on my visa. Is she allowed under the visa laws to go and work for Emirates in Dubai, for a year or more? Whilst coming back monthly?
    Thanks

    Reply
  36. Rose

    Hi Peng

    i want to ask if a 457 holder can get his kids with out getting his wife? does the immigration has a so called hierarchy with regards to who will get first? thanks

    bea

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      It is possible to just include your children, has long as you have legal custody to bring your children to Australia.

      Reply
  37. Rose

    Hi Peng

    Bea here again, i just want to ask if my primary 457 visa holder can get me under dependent visa even if his company have been suspended of 1 year to sponsor new 457 visa applications/sponsorship. will this affect our plan to apply a dependent visa for me? thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      I don’t the Department would grant a dependent 457 visa if the sponsorship has been suspended.

      Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          You can apply but the don’t think that the Department would grant a visa if the sponsorship has been suspended.

          Reply
  38. Mycel

    Hi Peng,

    We’re currently under 457 visa. Me & my husband are already here in Australia. We’re planning to get our children that’s also have a 457 visa as dependant. Are they eligible to study here in Australia?

    Reply
  39. Martin Gabriel

    Hi Peng

    My niece has just been issued a 4 years 457 Visa she will be arriving next month here in Sydney.

    She wants to get married in December this year. She wants to know if she can bring her husband along

    with her after marriage. If so what short of Visa should he apply for and how soon the application should

    submitted.

    Thankyou

    Kind Regards

    Martin

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Martin,
      As explained above, her husband may be able to apply for a dependent 457 visa.
      PC

      Reply
  40. Jorrel Venturina

    Hi Peng, My Sister is a doctor and she is going to get a 457 visa, Iam already here in Australia as a student and my sister is the one who is supporting me with my needs. She is still in the Philippines and she would like to know if I can be included as her dependent since she is the one supporting me. Iam 26 and unmarried.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Jorrel,
      Such an application may be possible.
      We would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your visa options – please see Contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  41. Titus

    Hi Peng,
    I’m in 457 visa and have been working for my company nearly 1 year. I want to sponsor for my sister (22 years old, unmarried) come to Australia to study. I will take responsible for her tuition fee, living costs, accommodation (she will live with me). So, when I apply for 186 visa, can I add her as dependent relative? And do I need to inform my employer about secondary applicants when applying for 186 visa? I have asked my agent about that context and he said I could not add my sister as dependent relative when applying 186 visa. I really need your professional advice about my situation. Many thanks.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Titus,
      I don’t think that you can include her. Please see Contact us page if you need us to complete an assessment.
      PC

      Reply
      1. Titus

        Hi Peng,
        I saw Jorrel situation above quite similar to my case. So why may her case be possible? Since she is also receiving the sponsorship from her sister. Now I am living in Perth. If my case maybe possible, I am willing to fly to Sydney to meet you. Thanks

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          We would need to complete an assessment before we can answer your query – please see Contact us page.

          Reply
  42. Amarjeet

    Hi Peng,

    I have a unique situation; my spouse and child hold a dependent visa,but haven’t traveled to Australia ever as my wife was continuing work back home. I am already in Australia since 1 year now. My wife’s employer are sponsoring a new 457 visa for her and my son(7 years). But they will most likely come to a different province.
    In case my employer cant relocate me, can I leave my job and get a dependent visa, without having to leave Australia.

    What do you think, would be the most important aspect.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Amarjeet,
      You need to be sponsored by an employer as a primary 457 visa holder. You can’t leave your employer and then apply for a dependent 457 visa if you are no longer sponsored.
      PC

      Reply
  43. prabha

    Hi peng could please help me to find answer of this question i am working with agency who sponsor me for 457 visa but they dont do Ens so if i find another employer can i still apply ens through my new employer and do i have to work 2 years with new employer ? Or it count when i started to work in 457 visa with my previous employer? Thanks

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Prabha,
      You need to complete 2 years of work with the same employer, and then be sponsored by that employer, if you want to apply under the TRT stream.
      PC

      Reply
  44. Roh

    Hi peng,

    I am on 457 visa status and currently back in home country and got married and currently stucky with documents I need to show to immigration . Please advice me.
    Financial support I need?
    Can I apply online?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Roh,
      You can apply online for a dependent 457 visa.
      The above post outlines the documents required. You need a letter of support from the employer.
      We would need to be engaged for our consultation service to advise on the exact documents that you would need to provide – please see contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
      1. Roh

        I am in Nepal and already lodging my application by tomorrow by myself .

        Just need suggestions if I need to prove any certain amount of financial support except my payslips and savings

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          Legislation doesn’t say that you need to demonstrate any specific amount of savings.

          Reply
  45. Stacey

    Hi Peng,

    I am 21 years old and currently an international student in Australia on a 573 visa which expires in 2018. My mother is intending to apply for a 457 visa and wants to put me down as a dependent.

    Are there any benefits of me changing my visa (cheaper student fees etc) to a 457 as her dependant or would it be better for me to stay on my current visa? Would you advise against or for the change?

    Kind regards,
    Stacey

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Stacey,
      You have full study and work rights as a 457 visa holder. It is a more beneficial visa in those terms.
      A 457 visa can be valid for up to 4 years.
      PC

      Reply
  46. alex

    hi can anyone help just after a little advice as i have been told a few different things and ca not get any clear answer on this, i am on a subclass 417 1 year working holiday visa as thats what i was told to apply for before coming to oz to visit family, but since i have been here people have said that there are visa i can apply for which are longer than a year because i have family who are residents here, i have a mum and 2 sisters and i live with my mum, i have still yet to start my rural work or make 2nd application just wondered if anyone knows anything

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Alex,
      Sorry I’m not sure which visa you are referring to. We would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your visa options. Please see contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  47. Lib

    Hi Peng, I moved to Australia in January of this year. I am under 16 years of age and live with my parents who are on a 457 visa. Am I able to work in Australia?
    Many Thanks
    LB

    Reply
  48. Yoj Garcia

    Hi peng,

    My husband is a 457 visa holder. He wants to apply for dependents visa for me. what are the requirements/s for application? how much is the visa? how long does it take to get one?
    can i process the application in my home country?

    thank you very much.

    yoj

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Yoj,
      Sorry but we would need to complete an assessment before we can answer these queries – please see contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  49. Teresa Wields

    Hi Peng,
    my girlfriend is on 457 visa and I am currently under 485 visa. We are planning to get married in a month or so. In this way, I will be the secondary applicant.Can I while being on a dependent visa study?

    Reply
  50. Ruth

    Hi,

    Just enquiring re: ability to bring grandchild under grandparents visa

    My parents are coming over on a 457 to perth. And my sister and her 15year old son are following but her son has been living with his grandparents i.e. my parents since birth. My parents dont have legal documents to show gaurdianship but is there any way that he can come under thir visa as my sisters will take much longer (i.e 12months) and the son would prefer to come with his grandparents as he has lived with them and been dependant on them his whole life. Is this possible? What would they need for him to go under their visa?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ruth,
      Sorry but we would need to complete an assessment before we can answer your queries – please see contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  51. Francesco

    Hi Peng,
    Your website is really helpful.
    I hold a 457 visa, I would like my fiancé join my visa, she has a second working holiday visa, we are already registered as a couple almost one year.
    what i should do..Married her first or not?
    Thanks
    Francesco

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Francesco,
      He can apply on the basis of your registered de-facto relationship. You don’t have to get married first.
      PC

      Reply
  52. Marian

    Hi peng,
    please help!
    i am a dependant on my mother’s work visa 457 in Australia.
    Do i have full rights to study in Australia, and study part time ?
    Thank you alot
    Marian

    Reply
  53. Pedro Reyes

    Hi Peng
    Im on 457 visa and I am planning to include my dependents. My question is if they study in school lets say a public school, because they are only under year 12. Are they considered an international students? I am thinking that it is expensive to pay their tuition fees. Thanks and regards

    Reply
  54. Jom

    Hi peng,
    i would like to ask regarding 457 visa..is it possible that my 2 months baby and my wife can get a 457 along with me.. so that we will go in australia in 1 flight i have employer but i didnt yet ask if they can give me visa for my wife and baby..they told me that they will give me 457 visa.. that im going to pay…

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Jom,
      Yes it is possible to apply for dependent 457 visas for your family members. If your family is not included in your 457 visa application, then you need to include a letter from the employer confirming their support for the application in your family member’s 457 visa application.
      PC

      Reply
  55. James

    Hi Peng,

    I am planning to apply for 457 visa next month. I have been to Australia on student visa and stayed there over three years and couldn’t finished my master degree [ done with certificate course only] over there. First I applied for Visa extension and due to insufficient funds I withdrew application and returned within the deadline given by the immigration. After that went UK to do masters again but unfortunately returned back due to serious health problems [ I have proof of Dr. certificates]. I worked in India for three years. Am I eligible for the 457 visa [if they sponsor]? or will there be any problem for issuing visa?

    I am Married, can we both apply at the same time ?

    Please suggest. Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi James,
      Sorry but we would need to complete an assessment before we can address your query and advise in relation to your visa options – please see contact us page
      PC

      Reply
  56. Marie

    Hi Peng,

    I am 21yrs old going 22 this year & I am holding a 457 visa dependent on my father, I was concern if it is illegal or restricted to work? And is there any work limitations if it is so? Many thanks!

    Reply
  57. Dinusha

    Hey peng,
    Nice work with providing information. My query is that I am going to apply for a 457 in 1 year, and I will be accompanied by my wife and little one. They will get in, as you have mentioned and my wife will work as well. But we would prefer for a carer for the little one. We would prefer if my mother in law could come. But I know that under current rules it can’t be done.

    So if my wife also obtains a 457 can she bring along her widowed dependent mother with her?

    Or if we were to get a tourist visa, then do we have to be in country before we arrange a tourist visa, or can we arrange it so that she can accompany us?

    Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Dinusha,
      You would need to demonstrate that her mother is financially dependent on you and has lived with you. She needs to satisfy the requirement of being a member of your family unit.
      She can lodge a visitor visa application before you arrive in Australia.
      We would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to her visa options – please see contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  58. Katie

    Hi Peng,

    I currently hold a subclass 457 visa, which is valid until September 2023. My father is the primary holder of the visa and I am currently financially dependent on him. I am 21 and about to enter my final year of my undergraduate degree. I attend university in Dublin, Ireland and I intend on moving to Australia in 2016 when I graduate to be close to my family.

    My questions are:
    1. Upon graduating in 2016, can I apply for permanent jobs in Australia based on this visa?
    2. If the answer to the above is yes, will my visa become invalid if I secure a job and I am subsequently no longer financially dependent?
    3. If the answer to the above is no, does this mean that my subclass 457 visa can only expiry in 2023?
    4. Lastly, if my father applies for a permanent resident visa after 2 years, will this effect my dependent visa in anyway or any of the above?

    Thank you in advance for you help,

    Katie

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Katie,
      1. Yes dependent 457 visa holder has unrestricted work rights.
      2. No.
      3. Yes.
      4. We would need to complete an assessment before we can determine if you can be included in a PR application – please see contact us page.
      PC

      Reply
  59. Kerry

    Hi

    I will be relocating to Australia with my family on a 457 visa. I will also be including my family (partner and children). Can I also include my mother who is financially dependent on me? I hold a British passport and work in the UK, but my mother is on an Indian passport and lives there, as does my family who have been supporting her. My employer has not included her on the application (I forgot to include her details). Will this cause any issues if I was to include her with my application?

    She may not stay with me the full time in Australia – but would visit frequently.

    Your help would be appreciated.
    Kerry

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Kerry,
      Generally speaking, you can only include a parent if the parent does not have a spouse/partner, and this parent lives at your residence and is financially dependent on you.
      Please see contact us page and information in relation to our consultation service if you need us to complete an assessment and advise in relation to your mother’s eligibility.
      PC

      Reply
  60. kennysone@yahoo.com.au

    Hi ya Peng, appreciate all the feedback and forum for Q & A. I am an Aussie, I have a been blessed to meet my new wife who is here on a 457 work visa with with her to teens whom I now wish to adopt. We got married sept 2014.
    she is 54 and has 16 mths of her 4 year visa left. We applied for PR for her and the kids Oct 2014. Still waiting!
    Is there any assistance you can offer in getting the adoption and Visa’s expedited. would love to hear from you if you can assist or recommend someone who can. thx again, cheers Ken

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Kenny,
      Sorry we can’t assist with adoption issues since this isn’t a migration law matter. You can ask the Department to expedite process if you have good reasons for this, and supporting evidence to demonstrate your claims.
      PC

      Reply
  61. Lourdes

    Hi…ping it is possible that I get visa to my son who is adult?it a long story I lost my son 30 years ago and I find him only in face book year 2011 and I want to bring him here in Australia to stay with me and I need him coz my Heath is no to good thank you….Godbless

    Reply
  62. Sandeep

    Hi ,

    I am here on 457 work visa . My wife has the dependent 457 visa.
    Can she study postgraduate programs in Australian universities under the same visa?

    Thanks in advance .

    Reply
  63. ava

    hi peng,

    my husband is on 457 visa , i and my son are 457 dependents , i have a daughter from my frst marriage that we would like to include in the appl7cation, she do not hold a 457visa. is that possible?
    thankyou! Godbless

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ava,
      Maybe – you would need to show that you have the legal capacity to bring her to Australia, such as a court order confirming legal custody.
      PC

      Reply
  64. karthiga kumar

    Hi Peng,
    My husband is working in Australia for the past 3 yrs in 457 Visa. I have got a dependent 457 Visa now but staying in India.
    My indian employer is offering me a job in Australia. Should I get a new 457 visa or can travel in the existing dependent visa for that job?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Karthiga,
      Dependent 457 visa holders have unrestricted work rights. You can use this visa as long as it is valid.
      PC

      Reply
  65. Charlie

    Hello, I am a 16 y/o minor on my step dads 457 Visa, he is currently unemployed and therefore has to make arrangements to leave Australia, Do I have any options to stay in Australia? if so, what are they?

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Charlie,
      Perhaps a student visa if you are here studying.
      Sorry but we would need to complete an assessment before we can in relation to your visa options – please see contact us page and information in relation to our consultation service.
      PC

      Reply
  66. Lio

    Hi Peng Cheng
    My wife is a NZ citizen and also my 4 children were all born in NZ. I’m the only one who didn’t hold a NZ citizen and I was able to come here with my family on a 461 visa for 5 years and it expired on the 5/3/2015. My wife handle my immigration papers, all correspondence from the Immigration Dept went directly to her email address, to which I had no access to it. I have asked a several time to make sure that my 461 visa is all up to date and she said don’t worry it’s all been taken care off. To my surprise that she didn’t even lodge the renewal of my 461 and my visa was lapsed. She filled my visa application paper and told me to lodge and see what happen. Now she is back in NZ. the children are still with me and she is filing for a divorce.

    The Immigration Department is giving me up to 21 Sept 2015 to withdraw my application or they will cancel it and I will have to leave the country with my children.

    What are my options as I don’t want to leave the country because my children are well established here with the school and also my brother and sisters are all Australian Citizen and they are helping me with my family in my time of need.

    I was told by the lady from the Immigration Dept that our children were not included in my application as my wife failed to list their names in the application visa.

    Is it possible if I can lodge an application for 1022 (Notification of changes in circumstances} because I have to include my children as I’m now the sole parent.

    Your advice is most appreciated as I don’t have enough time.

    Thanks and Regards
    Lio

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Lio,
      Your children may have 444 visas if they are NZ citizens, so they might not need to apply for a visa. You can use the Department’s VEVO service to check their visa status.
      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
  67. Wowie rubia

    Hi Peng Cheng.
    I Have 457 Dependent Visa. I just want to ask if i am allowed to work Full time and it doesn’t affect for applying my Permanent Resident by next year. GOD BLESS.

    Reply
  68. Susan

    Hi Peng

    I am in converations with a company is Australia, they are offering me a 457 visa to work for them. Would my husband and 11 year old son be included on this and also my 18year old daughter. Both my dependants and live with us.

    Reply
  69. Hang Phan

    Hi Peng,
    Would you please help me with this? My husband is working in Australia with visa 457, me and my childrens hold a visa 457 dependents. My mother is a widowed, 58 years old, finacially depend on us and have been living with me for my entire life in Vietnam. She hasn’t lived with my husband much, because 6 months after married he had to work abroad. Can I or my husband sponsor my mother as a dependent? Thank you very much!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Hang,

      Extract from Department website:

      A family member can be your parent, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or step equivalent.
      For any family member that you include in your visa application, you must provide evidence of their:
      relationship to you
      dependency on you
      relationship status (whether they are married, in a de facto relationship, divorced or separated).
      This evidence includes:
      a certified copy of their birth certificate and proof of their relationship to you
      documents showing that the relative lives in your household
      documents showing that your relative has been dependent on you for at least the 12 months immediately before you lodge your application.
      Your family member will be considered dependent if all of the following apply:
      they do not have a spouse or de facto partner
      they usually live with you
      they are wholly or substantially reliant on your financial support for their basic living needs (food, shelter and clothing)
      they are more reliant on you for support than on any other person or source
      they have relied on you for at least the 12 months immediately before you lodge your application.
      If your family member is divorced, legally separated or widowed, you must provide certified copies of supporting evidence, such as:
      the document of legal divorce
      the document of legal separation
      the death certificate of the deceased partner.

      Sorry but we would need to complete an assessment before we can determine if she can apply – please see contact us page and information in relation to our consultation service.
      PC

      Reply
  70. Ryan

    Hi Peng,

    This is Ryan and I’m on a 457 since Dec 2013, I will be applying for residency (186) in early Dec this year which completes my 2 years of work with the same employer and my employer is happy to sponsor me. I just got married in Aug this year and my wife is still overseas, I want to get her on visit visa to Australia which will get approved quicker and as I will be applying for the 186 inc her as the secondary in under 2 months time.

    My question;
    1. Is it possible to apply for 186 as myself primary applicant and my wife as secondary whilst she is on visit visa (onshore)? or
    2. Does she have to be on dependent visa? Or
    3. Does she have to be go back (offshore) again if she come on a visit visa when I apply for 186?

    Appreciate your time and advice wholeheartedly. Doing great work!

    Best Regards,
    Ryan.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Ryan,
      1. She can be included as an onshore applicant if her visitor visa doesn’t have the following condition which prevents her from lodging such an application: http://www.border.gov.au/about/corporate/information/fact-sheets/52b-nfc
      2. She doesn’t have to hold a dependent 457 visa first.
      3. She would be granted a bridging visa that allows her to stay here until a decision is made if she lodges a valid 186 visa application.
      PC

      Reply
  71. Ryan

    Hi Peng,

    Thanks for the prompt response, appreciate it.

    One last quick question,

    If she is granted visit visa now with the condition 8503 (lets say for 3 months) and I apply for 186 inc her as secondary applicant within 2 months and she is overseas still. Will she be able to come to Australia on visit visa irrespective to 186 application and will it be converted to bridging visa when she arrives here until the decision comes?

    Is this possible?

    Thank you,

    Best Regards,
    Ryan.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Sorry but we would need to complete an assessment before we can advise on this matter – please see contact us page and information in relation to our consultation service.
      PC

      Reply
  72. jamie smit

    Hi Peng,

    Soon I will apply for the 457 visa, but I want to add my mother as a secondary visa applicant.

    I have lived with her most of the times, in the past 5 years, but my residental address was my grandparents house.

    She has been unable to work for the past 3 years, and I have supported her financially, but not fully (only sometimes a big amount of money).

    She has no partner.

    Is it possible for me to lodge her on my visa?

    Thanks, Jamie

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Jamie,
      You would need to demonstrate that your mother satisfies the following: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Incl

      A family member can be your parent, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or step equivalent.
      For any family member that you include in your visa application, you must provide evidence of their:
      • relationship to you
      • dependency on you
      • relationship status (whether they are married, in a de facto relationship, divorced or separated).
      This evidence includes:
      • a certified copy of their birth certificate and proof of their relationship to you
      • documents showing that the relative lives in your household
      • documents showing that your relative has been dependent on you for at least the 12 months immediately before you lodge your application.
      Your family member will be considered dependent if all of the following apply:
      • they do not have a spouse or de facto partner
      • they usually live with you
      • they are wholly or substantially reliant on your financial support for their basic living needs (food, shelter and clothing)
      • they are more reliant on you for support than on any other person or source
      • they have relied on you for at least the 12 months immediately before you lodge your application.
      If your family member is divorced, legally separated or widowed, you must provide certified copies of supporting evidence, such as:
      • the document of legal divorce
      • the document of legal separation
      • the death certificate of the deceased partner.

      PC

      Reply
  73. katrina

    hi peng! just wanna ask what if my current mother is not my biological mom and i am in a 457 visa, will i still be able to get her here? she took care of me since i was 1 and she became my only parent/guardian. thank you!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Katrina,
      No sorry I don’t think that you can include her. Please see: https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Incl

      Other family members
      A family member can be your parent, brother, sister, grandparent, grandchild, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew or step equivalent.
      For any family member that you include in your visa application, you must provide evidence of their:
      relationship to you
      dependency on you
      relationship status (whether they are married, in a de facto relationship, divorced or separated).
      This evidence includes:
      a certified copy of their birth certificate and proof of their relationship to you
      documents showing that the relative lives in your household
      documents showing that your relative has been dependent on you for at least the 12 months immediately before you lodge your application.
      Your family member will be considered dependent if all of the following apply:
      they do not have a spouse or de facto partner
      they usually live with you
      they are wholly or substantially reliant on your financial support for their basic living needs (food, shelter and clothing)
      they are more reliant on you for support than on any other person or source
      they have relied on you for at least the 12 months immediately before you lodge your application.
      If your family member is divorced, legally separated or widowed, you must provide certified copies of supporting evidence, such as:
      the document of legal divorce
      the document of legal separation
      the death certificate of the deceased partner.

      PC

      Reply
  74. rita

    hi
    i am currently on 457 visa for 3 months . i have a 8 years baby back to my home in nepal. and i want to bring her here. so i want to know the procedures and the required document to apply her as my subsequent . and also is it necessary to enroll her in a school before applying ?

    Reply
  75. MANISH

    Hi Peng,

    I am a primary 457 visa holder while my wife holds a dependent 457 visa. I am currently offshore for some work commitments while my wife wants to visit Australia for her personal reasons. Will she allowed access by immigration with the primary holder being out of country ? She will have her health insurance covered which is the only requirement mentioned in the visa.

    Thanks,
    Manish

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Manish,
      Yes a dependent 457 visa holder can use their visa even if the primary visa holder is outside of Australia.
      PC

      Reply
  76. Sreelakshmi

    Hi Peng

    Both me and husband has applied for 457 visa since we got an offer of employment. I’m the primary applicant. We both have taken passport before marriage and we have valid marriage certificate with us. I wanted to know whether marriage certificate is sufficient or is it mandatory to add my husband’s name on ‘spouse name’ column in the passport for issuing visa

    Reply
  77. Nisha

    Hi I am on 457 visa, I change my employer and I applied nomination transfer its already 3 weeks now, so how long nomination transfer take and also if I want to contact the immi department regarding my nomination I can ask them or only employer can??

    Reply
  78. allan

    Hi Ms Peng,

    Just wandering if I could ask a sample draft on how to do a ” sponsoring employer agreeing to extend the sponsorship for a 457 visa holder” request letter,I want to show my employer because they think it’s complicated to do one.Sounds funny but from your expertise it will help a lot.Thank you God speed

    Allan

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Allan,
      Sorry I’m not aware of such examples that are publicly availability on the Internet.
      PC

      Reply
  79. wena

    Hi Peng,

    I am a dependent 457 visa to my father as the principal sponsor, my question is, I am turning 22 this December already, and i read some post that;

    Existing holder of 457 dependent visa (18 years and above) is only valid until 21st birthday

    So, what happens with my visa being dependent if i turn 22? Will it become illegeal or something?

    Thank you so muc PC. Your response is highly appreciated.

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Wena,
      Turning 22 doesn’t affect the validity of your current 457 visa – this doesn’t result in the expiry of a dependent 457 visa.
      PC

      Reply
  80. Aarthi

    Hi peng
    I am dépendent of 457 for nearly 3 years, my profession is accounting but now working full time as console operator in a remote area for past 8 months am i éligible for applying PR ?
    Please let me know
    Thank you

    Reply
  81. wena

    Hi again Peng.

    Again, I’m 457 child dependent to my father. If i work full time, knowing that we will apply for PR next year, will it be a case? I mean will i get affected? Because i heard, children dependents must show dependency to be granted and included sa PR, so meaning children dependent must not work full time? Please enlighten me, thank you so.much!

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Sorry but we would need to complete an assessment before we can answer your query and advise to your visa options – please see above information in relation to our consultation service.
      PC

      Reply
      1. wena

        Hi PC,

        How about if the case would be,

        I work full time and i can’t be included in our PR application, is there a chance that i can apply on my own for my 457 visa? Or even for my own PR? How is that possible?

        Thank you so much for being so heplful!!!

        Regards PC

        Reply
        1. Peng Cheng Post author

          Hi Wena,
          Sorry but we would need to complete an assessment before we can advise in relation to your visa options – please see Contact Us above information in relation to our consultation service.
          PC

          Reply
  82. Alisha

    I m a 457 visa holder from 2010 and i want to bring my parent from nepal please advise me which visa application form need to DIAC and which document need to bring my parent

    Reply
  83. Ivan

    Hi Peng!

    Im 25 years old and currently a dependent on my father’s 457 Visa. I am currently working right now right here in Australia. My concern is that my father’s visa expires on May 2016, will I still be eligible as a dependent when my father renews his visa?

    Thank you.

    Reply
  84. Mick

    Hi Peng,

    I am 2 years into my 457 visa and my son and daughter came over as dependants on my visa, They have both now finished school, are they allowed to work while still on my visa?
    Thanks

    Reply
  85. Melanie

    I’m on 485 post study visa, I just want to know if I can add my husband’s niece as a dependent on our visa. We support the child on her studies. Thank you.

    Reply
  86. Vijay singh

    Hi,

    I have a dependent 457 visa(my husband is the primary applicant). I shall be traveling to Australia and would need to work off and on, remotely, for my employer in India for the next seven months. My Indian employer is going to pay me salary in Indian Currency to my Indian salary account. The salary will be much below the “Minimum Wage as per UC 457 visa” value as the salary is as per indian wage limit.

    Is this acceptable by australian government or my employer has to match my Indian salary to the minimum wage of UC457?

    thanks.
    Vijay

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Vijay,
      A dependent 457 visa holder has unrestricted work rights so you can work for any employer.
      Salary is an employment law matter – employer will need to speak with an employment law solicitor in relation to compliance with law.
      PC

      Reply
  87. John

    Hi peng

    I am 21y.o and running 22 this coming Nov, I am a dependent visa, my step dad was my Primary, we’re about to apply for Permanent Residency this coming December 2016, my question is am I able to include also for applying the PR together with my stepdad and mom? thank you peng

    Reply
  88. kunar

    hello,

    my wife have student visa but her course is just 10 months so i couldnt join her as a dependant.
    i would like to just drop her in brisbane and stay with her for few weeks till she settle down.can i apply for visitor visa to go along with her??and come back after few weeks??
    hope to have your response.

    regards
    kunar

    Reply
    1. Peng Cheng Post author

      Hi Kunar,
      You can – sorry but I can’t determine if you satisfy the visa requirements just based on the above information.
      PC

      Reply

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