Visa Application Charge Increasing

18 May 2015

Following the release of the Federal Budget, the Department has announced for 2015-16, the increases in visa application charges (VAC) which applies from 1st July this year.

Since Visa Application Charge is going to be increase, it is suggested to apply fast before July 1st so that you don’t have to pay extra money for the same Visa.

VAC increases include:

  • 2.3% for General Skilled Migration, Skilled Graduate, 457, Visitor and Student streams
  • 5% for Working Holiday, Temporary Short Term Business, Entertainment, RRV, Retirement and Contributory Parent streams
  • 10% for Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependent Relative and non-contributory Parent visas
  • 50% for  Offshore Partner visas and Significant Investor visas.