16 May 2011

Australia visa application fees to increase by 15% on 1 July

As part of the Australian federal budget, the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will be putting the fees up for a number of visa subclasses from 1 July, 2011. They have stated that many visas will have their application fees go up by 15%.

The reason for the visa fee increase has been cited as to "help offset the wider costs associated with the operation of the migration and temporary entrant program."  This increase in Australia visa application charges will not apply to:

While there have yet to be any official announcements of how much the new fees will be, see below for projections of what the new fees could be for the permanent skilled migration and permanent family migration subclasses:

 Potential increase to skilled and family visa application fees.

 The new fee figures are not official, only our own projections of what they could be.


Current Fee Potential New Fee

Permanent Skilled Migration

$2,575 $2,961 (approx.)

Permanent Family Migration

$1,735 $1,995 (approx.)

The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodge their Australian visa application with the Australian High Commission

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