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Increase in Visa Application Charges

VisaOne
29 May, 2015

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Starting 1 July 2015, the Government is introducing a price increase to a few Visa Application Charges. The price increase will be used to fund for improvements to support stronger borders and national security initiatives.

  • Permanent Migration Stream, Skilled Graduate, Temporary Long Stay Business (Subclass 457), Visitor and Student visa streams. 2.3% increase.
  • Temporary Resident Short Term Business and Entertainment visas, Working Holiday visas, Resident Return and Retirement Investor visas, and Contributory Parent Visa streams. 5% increase.
  • Other Family (Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependent Relative) visas, and (non-contributory) Parent visa streams. 10% increase.
  • Significant Investor Visa (SIV) stream in the permanent migration Skill stream category. 50% increase.

The following are not affected by the VAC price changes:

  • Electronic Travel Authorities (ETA) visas
  • eVisitor visas
  • Refugee and Humanitarian visas

For more information, view Visa Application Charges from 1 July 2015.

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