Adding a Spouse or De Facto to 457 Temporary Work visa
Adding a Spouse or De Facto to 457 Temporary Work visa or 482 TSS visa
If your currently hold a subclass 457 temporary work visa or TSS 482 visa it is possible to add your spouse or de facto partner (minimum of 6 months evidence is required) to your subclass 457 visa as a secondary applicant.
Location of Spouse or De Facto:
Your spouse or de facto partner can be inside or outside Australia at the time of applying for the visa.
Conditions of Visa for your spouse or de facto partner:
They will be granted a subclass 457 visa with unrestricted work rights,
Their visa will expire on the same date as your subclass 457 visa.
If married, usually a marriage certificate will suffice. If in a De Facto relationship:
The history of the relationship through a signed statement regarding:
how, when and where the couple first met
how the relationship developed
the couple’s domestic arrangements, that is, how they support each other financially, physically and emotionally and when this level of commitment began
any periods of separation, when and why the separation occurred, for how long and how the couple maintained their relationship during the period of separation
the couple’s future plans.
Financial aspects of the relationship, such as:
joint ownership of the house or joint names on a lease
correspondence addressed to the couple at the same address
details of financial commitments including bank statements, and any joint liabilities.
The nature of the household, such as:
any joint responsibility for the care and support of any children
the couple’s living arrangements including sharing responsibilities within the home.
Social context, such as:
evidence that the couple is generally accepted and recognised as a couple socially such as joint invitations
evidence of common friends
assessments by the couple’s friends and family of the relationship
joint travel or joint participation in sporting, social or cultural activities.
The couple’s commitment to each other, such as:
the duration of the relationship including knowledge of each other
intention to have a long term relationship, for example, through terms of their wills
correspondence and telephone accounts to show that the couple maintained contact during any periods of separation.