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Bringing my wife to be to oz on a 457

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Hi guys,


I have had a search through a fair number of threads of which some are similar but not quite the same to this question.


OK so here is the situation. I have been in Oz for just over 3 years now on a 457 (different employers so I cannot apply for PR yet). I am looking to get married next year to my girlfriend who is back in the UK and want to know if I can add her to my current 457 (not a new application).


Specific info:



  • We were together several years ago, but have been back together seriously for the last 3 months (so by the time she is looking to relocate out here next year we will have evidence of having been together for over 6 months which seems to be what is required on a 457 in the first place)
  • She is over 31 so she cant come out on a working holiday visa for 12 months by which time I should have my PR application in, she can only come out on a standard 3 month tourist visa.
  • Can my current visa be adjusted to include her?
  • Does it make any difference if we get married here or back in the UK where both of our families are?
  • If I can get my PR application in sooner would I just include her on that application? Or once I have my PR granted can I marry her and she can then live here (I guess this would require a change to my PR visa as well)


Any help or assistance would be greatly appreciated. We would be looking to stay here and at some point in the future raise a family here. Just after my best course of action if it would be:




  1. If I can get her added to my current 457
  2. If I would be better to do my PR application and add her onto that application as my spose
  3. If my PR is granted before she comes out can I then add her to my PR visa?




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Why don't you give Go Matilda or Australian Bird Migration a call, both are located in Oz and have a great reputation, so i am sure they would be able to tell you exactly whats the best way of getting your girlfriend here.


Lots of luck

Cal x

If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place...

If you get a chance,take it, If it changes your life,let it. Nobody said it would be easy they just said it would be worth it...

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