Visa fees increases from 1 July 2015
The visa application charges will increase from 1 July 2015 in most visa categories.
Visas with strong international competition will see the visa fees increase by 2.3% in line with inflation. These include:
- Permanent Migration Skilled Stream
- Skilled Graduate
- Temporary Long Stay Business (subclass 457)
- Visitor visas
- Student visas
The following visas will increase by 5% due to strong demand:
- Temporary Resident Short Term Business
- Entertainment Visas
- Working Holiday Visas
- Resident Return
- Retirement Investor
- Contributory Parent
Other family visas will see an increase of 10% and the Significant Investor Visa will increase visa fees by 50%.
A number of visas that have different pricing for onshore and offshore lodgement will be harmonised as well.
For a full list of charges and changes please see here. [PDF 401kb]
Lodge your applications now to avoid the increase in visa fees. It may also be more advantageous to apply offshore or onshore with the new visa fee harmonisation in place so please have a talk with us today to see which one is better for you.