AUSTRALIA – Visa Application Charges Increase
Department of Immigration visa application charges (VAC) are set to increase for a number of visas lodged on or after 1 July 2018.
For many visa types the fees have been increased in line with Consumer Price Inflation (CPI). Changes to common employment visa types are below:
|Visa Type||Current VAC (AUD)||New VAC (AUD)||% Increase|
|Temporary Skill Shortage - Short Term Skilled Occupation List - Subclass 482||$1150||$1175||2.2%|
|Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium and Long-term Term Strategic Skills List - Subclass 482||$2400||$2455||2.3%|
|Employer Nominations Scheme/Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme - Subclass 186/187||$3670||$3755||2.3%|
|Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) - Subclass 400||$280||$285||1.8%|
|General Skilled Migration - Subclass 189/190||$3670||$3755||2.3%|
|Graduate Temporary – Subclass 485||$1500||$1535||2.3%|
- Employers who may be affected should contact their immigration specialist for more information.