Australian visa application charges set to rise

The Australian government is proposing to increase the Visa Application Charges (VAC) for several visa subclasses that provide permission to work and are in high demand according to the government’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook. If approved, the new fees would take effect on January 1, 2013.

The proposed changes to visa charges are as follows:

  • Subclass 457 (Temporary Business (Long Stay)) currently AU$350  Proposed VAC AU$455
  • Skilled Graduate visas currently AU$315  Proposed VAC AU$1,260
  • Working Holiday visa currently AU$280  Proposed VAC AU$360
  • Partner visas (for applications filed from within Australia) currently AU$3,060  Proposed VAC AU$4,000
    Partner Visas (for applications filed abroad) currently AU$2060  Proposed VAC Aprox AU$2,700
Category: Australian Visas
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