10 May 2017 - 12:59 PM
Visa Application Charges (VACs) will change from 1 July 2017.
Details of the visa application fee increases were shared as part of Budget on Tuesday night.
Tourist visa fees are going up from $135 to $140 while student visa fees will increase from $550 to $560.
Temporary Graduate – Post Study work will go up from $1470 to $1500.
Skilled visas – 189 and 190 will increase from existing $3600 to $3670 for primary applicants. Adult dependent and child dependent visa too will go up from $1800 and $900 respectively to $1835 and $920.
Partner visas will see an increase from $6865 to $7000 from July 1 2017.
Better targeting skilled visas: (effective March 2018)
New temporary skilled shortage visas will be introduced in March 2018. Short term 2-year visa will cost $1150 and a medium term 4-year visa will cost $2400.
Dependents of short term 2-year visa applicants will have to pay $1150 (adult dependent) and $290 (child dependent).
Dependents of medium term 4-year visa applicants will have to pay $2400 (adult dependent) and $600 (child dependent).
Temporary sponsored parent visa – establishment: (effective November 2017)
New temporary sponsored parent visa will be made available from November 2017. 3-year validity visa will cost $5000 and 5-year validity visa will cost $10,000.
The VACs will be updated in the “Fees and charges for visas” section of the Department’s website (https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Fees) from 1 July 2017.