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