Increase to Visa Application Charges

On 1 July 2018, the visa application charges for most visa subclasses increased in line with CPI.

The credit card surcharge for Visa and MasterCard credit cards have also increased from 0.98% to 1.32% on this date.

Below is a summary of some of the key visa subclass increases for primary applicants:

Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July 2018 % Increase
General Skilled Migration $3,670 $3,755 2.3%
Partner $7,000 $7,160 2.3%
TSS – STSOL (2 year visa) $1,150 $1,175 2.2%
TSS – MLTSSL (4 year visa) $2,400 $2,455 2.2%
ENS/RSMS (186 / 187) $3,670 $3,755 2.3%
Business Migration $4,875 $4,975 2.1%

Please refer to the Explanatory statement VAC increase July 2018 which outlines the increases to the affected visa subclasses.

The standard business sponsorship application fee and nomination application fees for the TSS visa and the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa remain the same.

For further information, please contact us at info@themigrationagency.com.au.

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