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New Anti-Family Australian Visa Application Charges to be introduced 1 July 2013

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New Anti-Family Australian Visa Application Charges to be introduced 1 July 2013

The rises in visa application charges from the 1 July 2013 hit families migrating to Australia much harder than single applicants.This is because there has been a shift from price per application, to charging fees for each person included in the application.

Example 1 - Permanent Work Visa for a family of three – Subclass 187 or 186:

Up until 28 June 2013 the 187 or 186 Visa Application Charge for a primary applicant, a partner and their child under the age of 18 was a total of $3060.00. 

From 1 July 2013 the Visa Application Charge will be calculated per applicant.   In relation to the example above, for a primary applicant it will be $3060.00, for a partner it will be $1530.00 and for their child under 18 it will be $765.00.  The total for the family of three will be $5355.00.

For a family of three this is a fee increase of 75%.

Example 2 - Temporary Work Visa for a family of three– subclass 457:

Up until 28 June 2013 the 457 Visa Application Charge for a primary applicant, a partner and their child under the age of 18 was a total of $455.00

From 1 July 2013 the Visa Application Charge will be calculated per applicant.   In relation to the example above, for a primary applicant it will be $900.00, for a partner it will be $900.00 and for their child under 18 it will be $225.00.  The total for the family of three will be $2225.00.

For a family of three this is a fee increase of 389%.

For further details on visa application charges visit:

http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/new-visa-charges-1july2013/proposed-visa-pricing-table.htm

If you require further information regarding Australian migration or would like to book a consultation with Christopher Johnston, please do not hesitate to contact our offices on (08) 7225 5091

This posting is accurate as of 28 June 2013

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