Increase in Australia’s Visa Application Fees | Australia Immigration Updates

Australian visa application fees

The cost of applying for an Australian visa will go up on July 1st, affecting both student and employer-sponsored visas. The applications for citizenship and the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa have undergone significant modifications.
Australian visa application fees
With effect from July 1, the Australian government has announced a substantial rise in the application fees for the majority of visa subclasses. The revised price schedule, which takes into account the higher expenses related to application processing, has been released.

Key Points:

-Fee Adjustment:

For the purpose of keeping up with inflation and administrative expenses, the new fees are updated annually using the consumer price index.

-Employer-Sponsored Visas:

Notable are the new costs for employer-sponsored visas:

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482):

* Short-term visa stream: AU$1,495 (around US$1,008) for the primary applicant, AU$375 for any dependents under the age of 18.

* Medium- to long-term visa stream: AU$3,115 for the principal applicant and AU$780 for any dependents under the age of 18.

Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (subclass 186):

* Principal applicant: $4,770
* Over-18 dependent(s): AU$2,385
* Under-18 dependent(s): AU$1,190

Citizenship Applications:
For permanent residents between the ages of 18 and 59, the application fee for citizenship has gone up from AU$540 to AU$560.

Fair Work High Income Threshold (FWHIT):

raised from AU$167,500 to AU$175,000, offering applicants over 45 protection from unjust dismissal under the Fair Work Act.

Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT):

raised from AU$70,000 to AU$73,150, guaranteeing temporary skilled migrants a fair income.

Student Visa Fees:

a noteworthy rise in the cost of student visas, from AU$710 to AU$1,600, a 125% increase.

Numerous current visa holders and potential applicants will be impacted by these changes. Businesses should take these extra costs into account while preparing their 2024 budgets. The changes guarantee that the visa application procedure is sustainably operated and sufficiently supported.

Please check the official website of the Australian government’s immigration department for more specific details regarding the new fees for visa applications.

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