Australian Visa fees to increase in July 2015
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced an increased in the visa application charges from 1 July 2015. Significant increases have been made for the Significant Investor Visa subclasses and also for offshore Partner visas.
Key facts about Visa Application Charges
- 2.3% for GSM, Skilled Graduate, 457, Visitor and Student streams
- 5% for Temporary Short Term Business, Entertainment, Working Holiday, RRV, Retirement and Contributory Parent streams
- 10% for Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependent Relative and non contributory Parent visas
- 50% for Significant Investor visas and Offshore Partner visas.
In this case, Student visas will cost now $550AUD – before
$535AUD; the temporary work (skilled) $1060AUD – before $1035AUD and the Skilled Independent (Permanent) $3600AUD – before $3520AUD.