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AUSTRALIA – Increased Application Fees From 1 January 2013

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship has announced new application fees, effective 1 January 2013. Fees for 457 visa applications have increased by $AUD105, fees for working holiday visas are also up by nearly AUD$100, and fees for partner (spouse/de-factor partner applications) have increased significantly, by over AUD$900.

New Application Fees

A of 1 January 2013, the following fee schedule will apply:

Visa Category Pre 1/1/13 Post 1/1/13
Standard Business Sponsorship $420 $420 (no change)
Standard Business Nomination $85 $85 (no change)
Temporary Business Long Stay, visa subclass 457 $350 $455
Temporary Business Short Stay, visa subclass 456 $140 $140 (no change)
Working Holiday Visa, subclass 417 and 462 $280 $365
Partner (spouse/de-facto) $3060 $3975

Action Items

  • Note the increased application fees and plan accordingly

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Visa Executive

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