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VISA APPLICATION CHARGES FROM 1 JULY 2015

By Migration Agent Sydney | News | 22 May 2015

The Department of Immigration will be increasing the Visa Application Charges for most visas on 1 July 2015. These changes aim to fund proposed government investmnet to support stronger borders and national security initiatives. 

The changes that will take effect include: 

  • A price increase in line with inflation (2.3 %) for visas which face a high level of international competition or have been impacted by recent price increases. These include visas within the Permanent Migration Skill Stream, Skilled Graduate, Temporary Long Stay Business (Subclass 457), Visitor and Student visa streams.
  • A 5 per cent price increase on visas which have strong demand despite previous increases, or are likely to see a sustained volume increase through policy changes under consideration. These include specific visas within the Temporary Resident Short Term Business and Entertainment visas, Working Holiday visas, Resident Return and Retirement Investor visas, and Contributory Parent visa streams.
  • A 10 per cent price increase on specific visas within the Other Family (Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependent Relative) visas, and (non-contributory) Parent visa streams where the underlying demand is not expected to be impacted by the price increase.
  • A 50 per cent increase to the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) stream in the permanent migration Skill stream category where the VAC is a very small component of the minimum $5 million of investments required under the visa regulation.
  • An alignment of VAC prices where a differential currently exists for lodging an onshore and offshore application for specific visa subclasses.

A summary of the proposed fee increase, effective on and after 1 July 2015 are summarised in the table below: 

 

 

Sub-Class

 

Subclass Name

Current VAC Price

New Vac Price (01.07.2015)

Primary

Applicant

Adult Dependent

Child Dependent

Primary

Applicant

Adult Dependent

Child

Dependent

 

CPI (2.3%)

600

Visitor Offshore

$130

$-

$-

$135

$-

$-

600

Visitor Onshore

$335

$-

$-

$340

$-

$-

570-575, 580

Students

$535

$405

$135

$550

$410

$135

457

Temporary Work (Skilled)

$1,035

$1,035

$260

$1,060

$1,060

$265

485

Skilled Graduate

$1,440

$720

$360

$1,470

$735

$370

888

Business Innovation and Investment

(Permanent)

$2,255

$1,130

$565

$2,305

$1,155

$575

186

Employer Nomination (Permanent)

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$3,600

$1,800

$900

187

Regional Employer Nomination

Permanent)

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$3,600

$1,800

$900

189

Skilled - Independent (Permanent)

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$3,600

$1,800

$900

190

Skilled - Nominated (Permanent)

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$3,600

$1,800

$900

489

Skilled - Regional Sponsored (Provisional)

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$3,600

$1,800

$900

858

Distinguished Talent

$3,575

$1,790

$895

$3,655

$1,830

$915

132

Business Talent (Permanent)

$6,830

$3,415

$1,710

$6,990

$3,495

$1,745

188

Business Innovation and Investment (Non

SIV)

$4,675

$2,340

$1,170

$4,780

$2,390

$1,195

124*

Distinguished Talent Offshore

$2,410

$1,205

$605

$3,655

$1,830

$915

 

5%

143

Contributory Parent

$3,520

$1,185

$595

$3,695

$1,245

$625

864

Contributory Aged Parent

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$3,695

$1,845

$925

884

Contributory Aged Parent

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$3,695

$1,845

$925

400

Temporary Work (Short Stay)

$165

$85

$40

$175

$90

$45

155

Five Year Resident Return

$345

$-

$-

$360

$-

$-

157

Three Month Resident Return

$345

$-

$-

$360

$-

$-

401

Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)

$360

$360

$90

$380

$380

$95

402

Training and Research

$360

$180

$90

$380

$190

$95

403

Temporary Work (International Relations)

$360

$-

$-

$380

$-

$-

420

Entertainment

$360

$360

$90

$380

$380

$95

417

Holiday Maker

$420

$-

$-

$440

$-

$-

462

Work And Holiday Visa

$420

$-

$-

$440

$-

$-

173

Contributory Parent

$2,370

$1,185

$595

$2,490

$1,245

$625

 

10%

116

Carer

$1,450

$725

$365

$1,595

$800

$400

836

Carer Onshore

$1,450

$725

$365

$1,595

$800

$400

804

Aged Parent

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$3,870

$1,935

$970

835

Remaining Relative

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$3,870

$1,935

$970

838

Aged Dependent Relative

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$3,870

$1,935

$970

103*

Parent Migrant

$2,370

$1,185

$595

$3,870

$1,935

$970

114*

Aged Dependent Relative

$2,370

$1,185

$595

$3,870

$1,935

$970

115*

Remaining Relative

$2,370

$1,185

$595

$3,870

$1,935

$970

 

50%

 

188-5

 

Business Innovation and Investment (SIV Stream)

 

$4,675

 

$2,340

 

$1,170

 

$7,010

 

$3,505

 

$1,755

 

 

Harmonisation

101

Child Offshore

$2,370

$1,185

$595

$2,370

$1,185

$595

802

Child Onshore

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$2,370

$1,185

$595

151

Former resident (Offshore)

$2,370

$1,185

$595

$3,520

$1,760

$880

151

Former resident (Onshore)

$3,520

$1,760

$880

$3,520

$1,760

$880

300

Prospective Marriage

$4,630

$2,320

$1,155

$6,865

$3,435

$1,720

100/309

Partner

$4,630

$2,320

$1,155

$6,865

$3,435

$1,720

801/820

Partner

$6,865

$3,435

$1,720

$6,865

$3,435

$1,720

124*

Distinguished Talent Offshore

$2,410

$1,205

$605

$3,655

$1,830

$915

103*

Parent Migrant

$2,370

$1,185

$595

$3,870

$1,935

$970

114*

Aged Dependent Relative

$2,370

$1,185

$595

$3,870

$1,935

$970

115*

Remaining Relative

$2,370

$1,185

$595

$3,870

$1,935

$970

Source: http://www.immi.gov.au/pub-res/Documents/budget/VAC-increases-fact-sheet.pdf

 

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