How much does it cost to use a Registered Migration Agent?

The Migration Agents Code of Conduct for registered migration agents requires the amount your agent charges to be fair and reasonable.

Your Migration Agent will quote your case based on your individual circumstances. Migration Agents have different rates, and fees charged will depend on many factors such as:

  • Your visa application type.
  • The amount of time it will take your Migration Agent to prepare your Australian Visa submission. Some visa applications take longer to prepare than others. For example, a business visa will require more time to prepare than a tourist visa.
  • The level of service you need.
  • If your case is unusually complex and requires more time to prepare and manage.
  • The experience and qualifications of your agent. If your migration agent has many years of experience, their fees may be higher. CLICK HERE FOR AN EASY WAY TO FIND OUT HOW MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE YOUR MIGRATION AGENT IS ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE

Migration Agent fee data

Every year, agents give the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority information about the average fees they charge.

This table below provides information on the range of fees charged by registered migration agents for the period 1 January to 31 December 2015.

Agent fee data – 1 January to 31 December 2015 
Temporary visa services  Bridging visa
Business (visitor)
Graduate – Skilled
Other temporary resident
Other visitor
Student
Student Guardian
Temporary Graduate
Temporary Non-business
Temporary Work Skilled (457)
Tourist
Working Holiday
$150 – $700
$500 – $1,500
$900 – $2,200
$550 – $2,800
$400 – $1,500
$500 – $1,650
$500 – $1,800
$900 – $2,200
$500 – $3,500
$1,800 – $5,000
$300 – $1,000
$200 – $1,100
Permanent visa services  Australian Declaratory visa
Business Skills
Child Migration
Employer Nomination Scheme
General Skilled Migration
Humanitarian Offshore
Onshore Protection
Other Skilled
Parent Migration
Partner Migration
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
Returning Resident
Skilled Independent
Special Migration
$500 – $4,000
$4,000 – $15,000
$1,100 – $3,300
$2,000 – $5,500
$1,500 – $4,400
$1,200 – $3,500
$1,500 – $4,000
$1,500 –  $4,500
$1,500 – $3,800
$500 – $4,000
$2,500 – $5,500
$500 – $2,000
$1,800 – $4,000
$1,600 – $4,400
 Other  New Zealand Special Category visa
Review Application
$500 – $3,500
$1,300 – $5,000

Note: These fees are in Australian dollars and include Goods and Services Tax (GST). These fees do not include visa application charges payable to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).