If you, or your partner who also holds a 482 TSS visa or 457 visa as a dependant, has a child while in Australia, then your child is deemed to be also holding a 482 TSS visa or 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 the Department so that your child is ‘officially’ granted a 482 TSS visa or 457 visa and that this is recorded onto the Department’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 email the Department (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following documents:
- Your child’s passport biodata page
- Your child’s unabridged birth certificate which confirms your child’s parents
- Your passport biodata page
- Your partner’s passport biodata page
- Evidence that you have purchased health insurance for your child, or evidence that you have enrolled him or her with Medicare
- 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 482 TSS visa or 457 visa)
Because your child is deemed to hold a 482 TSS visa or 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 482 TSS visa or 457 visa, you can still lodge an application to add him or her to your 482 TSS visa or 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 482 TSS visa or 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 482 TSS visa or 457 visa), when you lodge the 482 TSS visa or 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 482 TSS visa or 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.