Visa application charge increases 1 July 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.
Sub-Class Subclass Name Current VAC Price New Vac Price (01.07.2015)
Primary
Applicant
Adult
Dependent
Child
Dependent
Primary
Applicant
Adult
Dependent
Child
Dependent
CPI (2.3%) 600 Visitor Offshore $130 $- $- $135 $- $-
600 Visitor Onshore $335 $- $- $340 $- $-
570-575,
580
Students $535 $405 $135 $550 $410 $135
457 Temporary Work (Skilled) $1,035 $1,035 $260 $1,060 $1,060 $265
485 Skilled Graduate $1,440 $720 $360 $1,470 $735 $370
888 Business Innovation and
Investment (Permanent)
$2,255 $1,130 $565 $2,305 $1,155 $575
186 Employer Nomination (Permanent) $3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,600 $1,800 $900
187 Regional Employer Nomination
Permanent)
$3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,600 $1,800 $900
189 Skilled - Independent (Permanent) $3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,600 $1,800 $900
190 Skilled - Nominated (Permanent) $3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,600 $1,800 $900
489 Skilled - Regional Sponsored
(Provisional)
$3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,600 $1,800 $900
858 Distinguished Talent $3,575 $1,790 $895 $3,655 $1,830 $915
132 Business Talent (Permanent) $6,830 $3,415 $1,710 $6,990 $3,495 $1,745
188 Business Innovation and
Investment (Non SIV)
$4,675 $2,340 $1,170 $4,780 $2,390 $1,195
124* Distinguished Talent Offshore $2,410 $1,205 $605 $3,655 $1,830 $915
5% 143 Contributory Parent $3,520 $1,185 $595 $3,695 $1,245 $625
864 Contributory Aged Parent $3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,695 $1,845 $925
884 Contributory Aged Parent $3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,695 $1,845 $925
400 Temporary Work (Short Stay) $165 $85 $40 $175 $90 $45
155 Five Year Resident Return $345 $- $- $360 $- $-
157 Three Month Resident Return $345 $- $- $360 $- $-
401 Temporary Work (Long Stay
Activity)
$360 $360 $90 $380 $380 $95
402 Training and Research $360 $180 $90 $380 $190 $95
403 Temporary Work (International
Relations)
$360 $- $- $380 $- $-
420 Entertainment $360 $360 $90 $380 $380 $95
417 Holiday Maker $420 $- $- $440 $- $-
462 Work And Holiday Visa $420 $- $- $440 $- $-
173 Contributory Parent $2,370 $1,185 $595 $2,490 $1,245 $625
116 Carer $1,450 $725 $365 $1,595 $800 $400
836 Carer Onshore $1,450 $725 $365 $1,595 $800 $400
10% 804 Aged Parent $3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,870 $1,935 $970
835 Remaining Relative $3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,870 $1,935 $970
838 Aged Dependent Relative $3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,870 $1,935 $970
103* Parent Migrant $2,370 $1,185 $595 $3,870 $1,935 $970
114* Aged Dependent Relative $2,370 $1,185 $595 $3,870 $1,935 $970
115* Remaining Relative $2,370 $1,185 $595 $3,870 $1,935 $970
188-5 Business Innovation and
Investment (SIV Stream)
$4,675 $2,340 $1,170 $7,010 $3,505 $1,755
50% 101 Child Offshore $2,370 $1,185 $595 $2,370 $1,185 $595
Harmonisation 802 Child Onshore $3,520 $1,760 $880 $2,370 $1,185 $595
151 Former resident (Offshore) $2,370 $1,185 $595 $3,520 $1,760 $880
151 Former resident (Onshore) $3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,520 $1,760 $880
300 Prospective Marriage $4,630 $2,320 $1,155 $6,865 $3,435 $1,720
100/309 Partner $4,630 $2,320 $1,155 $6,865 $3,435 $1,720
801/820 Partner $6,865 $3,435 $1,720 $6,865 $3,435 $1,720
124* Distinguished Talent Offshore $2,410 $1,205 $605 $3,655 $1,830 $915
103* Parent Migrant $2,370 $1,185 $595 $3,870 $1,935 $970
114* Aged Dependent Relative $2,370 $1,185 $595 $3,870 $1,935 $970
115* Remaining Relative $2,370 $1,185 $595 $3,870 $1,935 $970