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AUSTRALIA – Visa Application Charges Increase

Department of Immigration visa application charges (VAC) are set to increase for a number of visas lodged on or after 1 July 2018.

For many visa types the fees have been increased in line with Consumer Price Inflation (CPI). Changes to common employment visa types are below:

Visa Type Current VAC (AUD) New VAC (AUD) % Increase
Temporary Skill Shortage - Short Term Skilled Occupation List - Subclass 482 $1150 $1175 2.2%
Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium and Long-term Term Strategic Skills List - Subclass 482 $2400 $2455 2.3%
Employer Nominations Scheme/Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme - Subclass 186/187 $3670 $3755 2.3%
Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) - Subclass 400 $280 $285 1.8%
General Skilled Migration - Subclass 189/190 $3670 $3755 2.3%
Graduate Temporary – Subclass 485 $1500 $1535 2.3%

Action items

  • Employers who may be affected should contact their immigration specialist for more information.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Newland Chase.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.