Increases to Visa Application Charges Effective 1 January 2013

webster By Mark Webster
Monday, 07 January 2013

There have been increases to the Department of Immigration Visa Application Fees for certain types of visa effective 1 January 2013.

These changes affect partner visas, working holiday visas, 457 visas and skilled graduate subclass 485 visas.

The changes are as follows:

Visa Type Previous Fee New Fee % Increase
Partner Onshore Subclass 801 $3,060 $3,975 30%
Partner Offshore Subclass 100 $2,060 $2,680 30%
Prospective Marriage (Fiance) Subclass 300 $2,060 $2,680 30%
Subclass 457 $350 $455 30%
Working Holiday Subclass 417 $280 $365 30%
Work and Holiday Subclass 462 $280 $365 30%
Skilled Graduate Subclass 485 $315 $1,250 297%

The increases are 30% for most of the above visa types. The changes are particularly dramatic for partner visa applicants - the increase is some $900 for onshore applications and over $600 for offshore applications.

International students applying for Skilled - Graduate visas are also heavily impacted. The fee for a subclass 485 visa has increased by over $900.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss making an application for an Australian visa.

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