Australian visas
July 09, 2018

DHA Australia imposes fee increase of 2-3% on various Australian visas

From July 1 onwards, there is a marginal fee hike of 3% to get your contributory parent visa application processed as announced by the Department of Home Affairs Australia. Sponsor your parents by paying the hike in first installment alone while you are not bound to pay anything in the second installment.

Other categories of Australian visas witnessed an increase of 2% with an employer incurring more as part of transaction expenses to sponsor overseas workers.

Get to know specifics on different visas step by step:

  • There is $15 fee increase on student visa with an applicant paying $575 instead of $560. An adult dependent applicant will now have to pay $430 compared to $420.
  • An increase is also reported in applicant fees on regional sponsored, employer nominated visas and independent skilled visas. 

A primary applicant, on the other hand, will have to bear $3755 instead of $3670 for subclass 189 independent skilled visa.

  • Fees for the additional adult applicant has been revised from $1835 to $1875.
  • Additional child applicant pays $940 instead of $920.

There is also a substantial 2% increase in fees for applicants applying for state nominated visa subclass 190, employer nominated subclass 186, subclass 187 of regional employer nomination and subclass 485 which is a lot to do with skilled provisional temporary graduate visa.

Seek more details from immigration experts elaborating on different categories of Australia Visa.

  • Tourist visa fees has been raised to $140 from $135
  • Post study work rose to $1535 from $1500
  • Partner visa seen a small rise of $7160 from $7000

For detailed and comprehensive analysis, log on to specifics of each visa by consulting our team of immigration experts.

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