Following the release of the Federal Budget for 2015-16, increases in visa application charges (VAC) that apply from 1 July 2015 have been announced by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
The visa application charge increases include:
- 2.3% for General Skilled Migration, 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 visa streams, and
- 50% for Significant Investor Visas.
Electronic Travel Authorities (ETA), eVisitor and Refugee and Humanitarian visas will not be affected by these changes.
The Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa-subclass 457 VAC will increase by A$25 from 1 July 2015 for each main applicant and adult dependant, and the Temporary Work (Short Stay) visa-subclass 400 VAC will increase by A$10 from 1 July 2015 for the main applicant and by A$5 for adult and child dependants.
A list of employee sponsored and business visa application charge increases include:
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The full list of fee increases from 1 July 2015 for each visa subclass/class is available on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.