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AUSTRALIA – Visa Application Charges Increase

, 27/06/2018

Department of Immigration visa application charges (VAC) are set to increase for a number of visas lodged on or after 1 July 2018.

For many visa types the fees have been increased in line with Consumer Price Inflation (CPI). Changes to common employment visa types are below:

Temporary Skill Shortage - Short Term Skilled Occupation List - Subclass 482 - 2.2%
Temporary Skill Shortage – Medium and Long-term Term Strategic Skills List - Subclass 482 - 2.3%
Employer Nominations Scheme/Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme - Subclass 186/187 - 2.3%
Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) - Subclass 400 - 1.8%
General Skilled Migration - Subclass 189/190 - 2.3%
Graduate Temporary – Subclass 485 - 2.3%

Action items

Employers who may be affected should contact their immigration specialist for more information.