Visa Application Fee Increases 1 July 2019

Fees are going up on 1 July 2019

Visa Application Fee increases

The Department of Immigration has announced a planned 5.4% increase to lodgement fees for almost all applications (SC600 Visitor visas are not affected) lodged on or after 1 July 2019.

Approximate fees based on the increase for some common visa types are below:

Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July 2019 Approx. Increase
Student $575 $606 $31
General Skilled Migration $3,755 $3,958 $203
Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 $1,535 $1,618 $83
Partner $7,160 $7,547 $387
Parent (Contributory) first instalment $340 to $3,855 $358 to $4,063 $18 to $208
TSS - STSOL $1,175 $1,238 $63
TSS - MLTSSL $2,455 $2,587 $132
ENS/RSMS $3,755 $3,958 $203
Business Migration - Entrepreneur $3,755 $3,958 $203
Business Migration - Significant Investment Visa (SIV) $7,310 $7,705 $395

Applicants for contributory parent visas will be glad to hear that there will be no increase to the Second Visa Application charge (currently $43,600 per person).

We can help

Acacia Immigration suggests submitting any pending applications well before the end of June 2019 (where possible) in order to avoid the potential rush of applicants and any Immigration system failures during this time. There is still time to prepare and submit most visa types before the changes, so please contact us for a consultation if you would like any assistance moving forward.

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