Australia: New Visa Application Fees Now in Effect
Australia adjusted its Visa Application Charges (VAC), effective July 1, 2012. Fees remain the same for short-term business visitor (subclass 456) and subclass 457 visa applications, but fees for most categories of employer-sponsored permanent residence visas have increased.
The new fees apply to applications received on or after July 1.
The following table includes the new fees for many employment-related visa categories.
|Application||Previous Application Fee||July 1 Visa Application Fee (1st Installment)*||Second Installment (per applicant)|
|Temporary Business Entry|
|Temporary Business Short Stay (Subclass 456) visa||$140||$140 (no change)||N/A|
|Business Sponsorship (Australian or overseas business) under 457 visa program and Occupational Trainee||$405||$420||N/A|
|Nomination under 457 visa program or labor agreement||$80||$85||N/A|
|Temporary Business Long Stay (Subclass 457) visa||$350||$350 (no change)||N/A|
|Other Temporary Entry|
|Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) (Subclass 956) visa||$105||$110||N/A|
|Occupational Trainee (Subclass 442) visa||$305||$315||N/A|
|Exchange (Subclass 411) visa – lodged in Australia||$305||$315||N/A|
|Nomination under 442 and 411 visa program||$165||$170||N/A|
|Employer Nomination Scheme (Permanent Residence)|
|New Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) – incorporates applications made under the labor agreement stream, and applications made on or offshore.||$3,150 (Onshore) $2,095 (Offshore)||$3,060||$8,520 for primary applicants$4,250 for any dependents included in application aged 18 or over with less than functional English (no change)|
|General Skilled Migration|
|New Skill Select visa subclasses made on or offshore: 189 – Skilled Independent, 190 – Skilled Nominated, 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional)||$2,960 (Offshore)||$3,060||$4,250 (no change)|
|Skilled – Graduate (Subclass 485) Provisional visa||$270||$280||Nil|