Thames Migration, Australian Emigration and Visa Specialists

New Australian visa charges from 1st July 2015

New visa pricing arrangements will be introduced on 1st July 2015. This will change visa application charges, a price increase in line with inflation on visas which face strong international competition or have been impacted by recent price increases. For many applicants, this will result in a large increase and sometimes double of their current visa fees.

As an example of what this may mean for you, we can provide the following scenario:

Currently a partner of an Australia citizen or permanent resident applying for a Partner visa (Subclass 309/100) the main applicant will pay a Base Application Charge of AUD $4,630 (£2,650). From 1st July, the amount for the Base Application Charge for Partner visa (Subclass 309/100) will be AUD $6,865 (£3,930).

More information can be found on the DIBP website here: VAC Increase 1st July 2015