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Visa Application Fee increase from July 2019

The Department of Immigration has announced a planned 5.4% increase to lodgement fees for almost all applications (SC600 Visitor visas are not affected) lodged on or after 1 July 2019.

Approximate fees based on the increase for some common visa types are outlined below (note these are the application fees only):

Visa TypeCurrent FeeFrom 1 July 2019Approx. Increase
Student$575$606$31
General Skilled Migration$3,755$3,958$203
Graduate Temporary Subclass 485$1,535$1,618$83
Partner$7,160$7,547$387
Parent (Contributory) first instalment$340 to $3,855$358 to $4,063$18 to $208
TSS – STSOL$1,175$1,238$63
TSS – MLTSSL$2,455$2,587$132
ENS/RSMS$3,755$3,958$203
Business Migration – Entrepreneur$3,755$3,958$203
Business Migration – Significant Investment Visa (SIV)$7,310$7,705$395

Applicants for contributory parent visas will be glad to hear that there will be no increase to the Second Visa Application charge (currently $43,600 per person).

If you are hoping to obtain a visa to live and work in Australia, get in touch with us before the price rise and you could save an amount not to be sniffed at!. Call our Canberra office on +61 (02) 6140 533 or use our contact us page and we will schedule an initial consultation for you at your earliest convenience.

 

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