Australian Visa application charges increased from 1st July 2011

- Posted in Australia by Laurenon 22 June 2011

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship have announced the annual review of Australia Visa application charges that are scheduled to be introduced on 1 July, 2011.

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

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

  VISA TYPE
OLD FEE (AUD)
NEW FEE (AUD)

 Skilled - Independent visa (subclass 175)

$2,575

$2,960

 Skilled - Sponsored visa (subclass 176)

$2,575

$2,960

 Skilled - Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 475)

$2,575

$2,960

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

$1,735

$1,995

 Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300)

$1,735

$1,995

 Contributory Parent – Migrant visa (subclass 143)

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

1st VAC $1,995
2nd VAC $40,015

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