457 Family Visa

For family members of the Subclass 457 visa

A 457 Family Visa is for the immediate family of a Temporary Work (Subclass 457) Visa holder

A Temporary Work (Subclass 457) visa holder can add their spouse or de facto partner and children to their visa as secondary applicants.

Choose the option that applies to you:

If you aren’t a  457 visa holder yet, choose the option that applies to you:
I want to apply for a 457 Visa with my family
I need an employer to sponsor me and my family on a 457 Visa

Adding a secondary applicant to a 457 Visa entitles a spouse or defect partner and immediate family of a 457 Visa holder to enter and remain in Australia while the main applicant’s visa is valid.

Secondary applicants can live, work and study while residing in Australia.

If you do not yet hold a 457 visa, you can apply for the visa together with your family or, if you do not yet have an employer to sponsor you and your family, check out our current vacancies.

Applicants can include or add the following family members to their 457 visa

-> Married or de facto partner
-> Dependent children/step-children

Our team of migration agents are experts in Employer Sponsored 457 and 457 Secondary Applicant Visa applications.

We have assisted hundreds of 457 clients to bring their partners and families to join them in Australia.
Adding family members:
• 457 Family members can be included on original 457 visa application
• Family members can be added to your 457 visa after approval
• Employers must support visa applications or additional family members

Your married or de facto partner can be the same or opposite sex. Applicants must prove:
• the relationship is genuine and continuing
• you live together, or do not live separately on a permanent basis.
• your partner is at least 18 years of age when the application is lodged (there are some exceptions)
• you are not related by family (if you are in a de facto relationship)
• you and your partner have a mutual commitment to a shared life to the exclusion of all others

To be eligible to be included or added to a 186 visa, a child must:
• be your child or a stepchild from a current or a previous relationship (in certain circumstances);
• not be married, engaged to be married, or have a de facto partner; and must be:
• under 18 years of age
• over 18 years of age but not yet turned 23, and be dependent on you or your partner
• over 23 years of age and be unable to earn a living to support themselves due to physical or cognitive limitations and be dependent on you or your partner (Note: The child will still need to meet Australia’s health requirement)
• a dependent child of a child who is eligible under 1, 2 or 3 above.

Family members are not required to show evidence of their English level

Children 23 years and over cannot be included in your application. (Unless there are exceptional circumstances)

All family members must meet the health and character requirements. All applicants over 16 must provide police clearances.


You may need Private Health Cover

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Here at Australian Skilled Migration, our team of Registered Migration Agents are dedicated to helping reunite you with your partner and family.
Book a consultation and let one of our experienced migration agents assess all your visa options. We will look at all visa options available to you and determine which option is best for your individual situation.

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