Australian Visa application charges increased from 1st July 2010

by Lauren 09/06/2010 13:45:00

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship have announced the annual review of Australian Visa application charges, with the cost of most visas to be increased by less than 10 per cent after 1 July. The largest increase, at 10.5 per cent, will be added to the fee for a second contributory parent visa.

The annual review of Australian visa application fees, made as part of the release of the Federal Budget, typically see fees increase in accordance with changes in the Australian Consumer Price Index. You can read the full Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) ammendments to migration fees and regulations here.

The new visa application fees for some common skilled and family visas will be as follows:


  Skilled - Independent (subclass 175)


  Skilled - Sponsored (subclass 176)


  Skilled - Regional Sponsored (subclass 475)


  Spouse (including de facto couples) (subclass 309/100)


  Prospective Marriage (subclass 300)


  Contributory Parent – Migrant (subclass 143)

1st VAC $1,735
2nd VAC $37,965


 - Lauren Mennie is Casework Department Manager for the Australian Visa Bureau.

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