Visa Application Charges (VAC) to Increase on 1 July 2018

Visa Application Charges (VAC) are due to increase on 1 July 2018. Whilst it is not a major increase, the VAC is expected to change on an annual basis in the future.

 

Visa Application Applicable Charge Current VAC (AUD$) NEW VAC (AUD$)

Employer Sponsored Work Visas

Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa – Short-term stream

 

 

Primary Applicant 1,150 1,175
Dependents at least 18 years old 1,150 1,175
Dependents younger than 18 years old 290 295
Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa – Medium Long-term stream Primary Applicant 2,400 2,455
Dependents at least 18 years old 2,400 2,455
Dependents younger than 18 years old 600 615
Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) visa

 

Primary Applicant 3,670 3,755
Dependents at least 18 years old 1,835 1,875
Dependents younger than 18 years old 920 940
Subclass 187 (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme) visa

 

Primary Applicant 3,670 3,755
Dependents at least 18 years old 1,835 1,875
Dependents younger than 18 years old 920 940

Partner Visa Migration

Subclass 300 (Prospective Marriage) visa

 

Primary Applicant 7,000 7,160
Dependents at least 18 years old 3,505 3,585
Dependents younger than 18 years old 1,755 1,796
Subclass 820/801 (Partner) Visa –  holder of a subclass 300 visa and is married to their intended spouse specified in that visa application

 

Primary Applicant 1,170 1,195
Dependents at least 18 years old 585 600
Dependents younger than 18 years old 290 295
Subclass 309/100 (Partner) visa

 

Primary Applicant 7,000 7,160
Dependents at least 18 years old 3,505 3,585
Dependents younger than 18 years old 1,755 1,796
Subclass 820/801 (Partner) Visa Primary Applicant 7,000 7,160
Dependents at least 18 years old 3,505 3,585
Dependents younger than 18 years old 1,755 1,796

Contributory Parent Migration

Subclass 173 (Contributory Parent Temporary) visa

 

Primary Applicant 2,540 2,595
Dependents at least 18 years old 1,270 1,300
Dependents younger than 18 years old 640 650
Subclass 143 (Contributory Parent Permanent) visaholder of a subclass 173 (Contributory Parent Temporary) visa at the time of application

 

 

Primary Applicant 330 340
Dependents at least 18 years old 170 No information provided
Dependents younger than 18 years old 80 85
Subclass 143 (Contributory Parent Permanent) visa Primary Applicant 3,770 3,855
Dependents at least 18 years old 1,270 1,300
Dependents younger than 18 years old 640 650
Subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent Temporary) visa

 

Primary Applicant 3,770 3,855
Dependents at least 18 years old 1,880 1,925
Dependents younger than 18 years old 945 965
Subclass 864 (Contributory Aged Parent Permanent) visa holder of a subclass 884 (Contributory Aged Parent Temporary) visa at the time of application

 

Primary Applicant 330 340
Dependents at least 18 years old 170 No information provided
Dependents younger than 18 years old 80 85
Subclass 864 (Contributory Aged Parent Permanent) visa Primary Applicant 3,770 3,855
Dependents at least 18 years old 1,880 1,925
Dependents younger than 18 years old 945 965

Skilled Migration

Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa

 

Primary Applicant 1,500 1,535
Dependents at least 18 years old 750 765
Dependents younger than 18 years old 375 385
Subclass 189 (Skilled – Independent) visa – New Zealand stream

 

Primary Applicant 3,670 3,755
Dependents at least 18 years old 1,835 1,875
Dependents younger than 18 years old 920 940
Subclass 189 (Skilled – Independent) visa – Points-Tested stream

 

Primary Applicant 3,670 3,755
Dependents at least 18 years old 1,835 1,875
Dependents younger than 18 years old 920 940
Subclass 190 (Skilled Nominated) Visa Primary Applicant 3,670 3,755
Dependents at least 18 years old 1,835 1,875
Dependents younger than 18 years old 920 940
Subclass 489 (Skilled Regional Sponsored Temporary) Visa – invited pathway Primary Applicant 3,670 3,755
Dependents at least 18 years old 1,835 1,875
Dependents younger than 18 years old 920 940

 

For ALL other VAC amendments please see full Migration Amendment (Visa Application Charges) Regulations 2018.

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