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.
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