There is a policy, which states that a child born in Australia will have the same visa as their parent(s) have. There is no need to apply for a visa, but you’ll have to request a department for a visa proof. Please keep in mind it works this way only if the child is born in Australia. Another story if you want to get a visa for a kid born overseas or add your partner to 457 visa. The same apply for TSS visa.
457 visa application for a child born in Australia
Visa holders have an obligation to report changes in their family composition in Australia. You must let them know about the fact your baby was born, it will not happen automatically. Adding dependent to your visa is your obligation.
Babies born in Australia are considered to have the same the same visa as their parents. There is no fee to be paid for a visa for the child. First of all, you’ll have to organize a passport for your child. It’s quite difficult to get a visa if there is no passport or another travel document available.
To get a 457 visa for your child you’ll have to send an email to the Department of Immigration. You’ll have also to attach following documents:
- Both parents’ passports (pages with photo only)
- Baby’s passport – if available (page with photo only)
- Baby’s Australian birth certificate
- A copy of your visa grant
- Evidence a child have been added to your health insurance or has got a Medicare
- Letter from an employer that they do agree to extend their 457 visa obligations to your child.
- In some extreme circumstances form 1229 might be required
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If your 457 visa application has been lodged but has not been finalized yet, and your baby was born after you lodged it, attach a Form 1022 and the full birth certificate to ImmiAccount so that your ki will be added to the application.
If your 457 has been granted but your child was born before visa grant email the 457 mailbox with the documents mentioned above.
If your kid was born before you have lodged 457 visa application a new subsequent entrant visa application will be necessary and relevant fee is payable.
Taking newborn overseas without a visa
If you will take your kid outside Australia before a baby will get their own 457 visa, you can still email a 457 visa application overseas. Personally, I wouldn’t let a kid go overseas without a visa. Get prepared for questions at the airport and if anything will go wrong and visa grant will be delayed or refused for some reason you’ll be stuck with your baby overseas.
From the time of visa request to the grant, it may take a couple of weeks at least. If you are stuck overseas and in the hurry you may opt to lodge for another visa such as a visitor visa, but in this situation, you’ll have to lodge a subsequent entrant 457 visa application and pay AUD 1000+ for a visa fee later.
457 visa application for a child born outside Australia
If the kid has been born overseas you’ll have to lodge a subsequent entrant 457 visa application and pay the visa fee. Keep in mind that the whole visa process will have to be followed along with medical tests. It may take a couple of months for a visa grant, so sometimes it might be a good idea to apply for a visitor visa first and then lodge a 457 visa application once a kid in Australia. In general – don’t go overseas if you are expecting unless you have to.
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