Our clients and site visitors are reminded to allow sufficient time for applications to be lodged with DIBP to avoid the 1 July 2015 increases. There may be problems with the ImmiAccount system during the heavy usage expected in the lead up to that date.
VISAAus has further clarified information related to lodgements during this time:
- Paper applications RECEIVED on or before midnight 30 June 2015 will be charged the pre 1 July VAC
- Only the VAC stated on the Fact Sheet are increasing.
- Not included in the Fact Sheet are the prices the new Visa products/streams for sub-class 188 & 888 for Business Innovation and Investment. Details of which are yet to be made available.
During planned outages you will not be able to complete your online application:
9pm Friday 26 June until 8am Saturday 27 June 2015 AEST (GMT +10)
7pm Tuesday 30 June until 7am Wednesday 1 July 2015 AEST (GMT +10)
BPAY will not be available as an online payment option from 8am Saturday 27 June to 7am Wednesday 1 July 2015 AEST (GMT +10).