Australia – Visa Application Fee Increase

As of today, 1 July 2019, many visa application fees have increased.

Below is a list of the main fee increases. Please feel free to distribute this list to business units/colleagues and assignees. 

As always should you have any questions please contact us.

 

Schedule of Australian Government Fees – July 2019

Visa Subclass

Base Application

Dependent

18 Years and Over

Dependent

Under 18 Years

417 (Working Holiday) / 462 (Work and Holiday)

$485

-

-

400 (Temporary Work – Short Stay Specialist)

$310

$310

$80

#482 (Temporary Skill Shortage) Nomination

Short-Term Application*

Medium- and Long-Term Application*

$330

$1,265

$2,645

-

$1,265

$2,645

-

$320

$660

Standard (and Overseas) Business Sponsorship

$420

-

-

#186 (ENS) / #187 (RSMS) Nomination

Application

$540

$4,045

-

$2,025

-

$1,010

100 (Partner) / 820 (Partner)

$7,175

$3,860

$1,935

APEC Card

$200

-

-

407 (Training) Nomination Application

$170

$310

-

$310

-

$80

408 (Temporary Activity – All Streams)

$310

$310

$80

Australian Citizenship

$285

-

-

155 / 157 (Resident Return)

$405

-

-

Temporary Activities Sponsorship

$420

-

-

461 (New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship)

$365

$185

$90

189 / 190 / 489 (Skilled)

$4,045

$2,020

$1,015

020 (Bridging B)

$155

-

-

600 (Visitor)

$145

-

-

 

# A charge for the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) applies to these visas. See over the page for a detailed breakdown.

* The Subsequent Temporary Application Charge (STAC) of $700 is levied (per person) when an application for a subclass 482 visa is made for a second or subsequent time while the applicant is in Australia.

Immigration levy a credit card surcharge. This ranges from 1.32% to 1.99% depending on the type of card.

 

Charges relating to the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF)

The Nomination Training Contribution (NTC) charge is levied to aid in funding the SAF. With regards to Australian government fees, any reference to the NTC charge or SAF are referring to the same fee.

The NTC charge applicable to an application is dependent upon the annual turnover (in AUD) of the sponsoring company and, for the subclass 482 visa, the length of stay granted for the visa.

A full breakdown of the NTC charge for a subclass 482 visa is shown in the table below.

 

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482

Length of Visa

Sponsoring Company Turnover <$10million

Sponsoring Company Turnover ≥$10million

One (1) year

$1,200

$1,800

Two (2) years

$2,400

$3,600

Three (3) years

$3,600

$5,400

Four (4) years

$4,800

$7,200

 

A full breakdown of the NTC charge for a subclass 186 or subclass 187 visa is shown in the table below.

 

Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) / Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visas

Sponsoring Company Turnover <$10million

Sponsoring Company Turnover ≥$10million

$3,000

$5,000

 

Please note that the NTC charge must be paid by the sponsoring company. It is an obligation as a sponsor that the NTC charge as a cost cannot be recovered or transferred to another person e.g. a nominee.

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