Western Australia skilled sponsorship update - new fee for applicants

From 23 September, a non-refundable fee
of AU$220 will be charged by the WA govt.
for sponsorship applications.

We received news yesterday that, from 1pm on Wednesday 23 September, a non-refundable fee of AU$220.00 will be charged by the Government of Western Australia for anyone lodging a skilled sponsorship application.

Applications lodged prior to this will not be required to pay the fee but, as the Western Australia Skilled State sponsorship online application system will be suspended until Wednesday 23 September, any applications not already lodged will be subject to this fee.

We are currently unsure whether the Government of Western Australia will be adding any additional requirements or criteria to the sponsorship application process. However, we will post further updates on the blog as we receive more information.

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