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12/05/2015

Visa application charge increases 1 July 2015

Following the release of the Federal Budget for 2015-16, the increases in visa application charges (VAC) have been announced today by the Department.

While relatively minor changes have been made to many VACs in line with inflation or where sustained volume is expected, significant increases have been made for the Significant Investor Visa subclasses and also for offshore Partner visas.

VAC increases include:
  • 2.3% for GSM, Skilled Graduate, 457, Visitor and Student streams
  • 5% for Temporary Short Term Business, Entertainment, Working Holiday, RRV, Retirement and Contributory Parent streams
  • 10% for Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependent Relative and non contributory Parent visas
  • 50% for Significant Investor visas and Offshore Partner visas. 
 
The full list of fee increases from 1 July 2015 for each visa subclass/class is available here