New Visa Charges from 1 Jul 13

From 1 July 2013 a number of components might make up the total first instalment visa application charge.

What are the new visa application charges applicable from 1 July 2013?

From 1 July 2013 a number of components might make up the total first instalment visa application charge.

First instalment

To make a valid visa application after 1 July 2013, the following components might apply:

  • the base application charge
  • an additional applicant charge
  • a non-internet application charge
  • a subsequent temporary application charge.

The first instalment of the visa application charge is the total of all of the components that must be paid for your visa application.

Second instalment

In addition, for some visas you might also have to pay a further visa application charge. This can be paid after you have made your application but before the visa can be granted. This second instalment will not be required if your application is refused.

What is the base application charge?

Every visa application will have a base application charge, unless there is an exemption or in the case of the base application charge is nil. If an application includes more than one applicant, known as a combined application, then the base application charge will only be paid by the main applicant.

What is the additional applicant charge?

The additional applicant charge will be paid for each additional visa applicant when there is more than one visa applicant in a combined visa application, unless there is an exemption.

The amount of the additional applicant charge will depend on the visa type and the age of the applicant.

Not all visas will allow additional applicants to be included with or added to the visa application.

The additional applicant charge will only be for people who are applying for the visa with you. Some visa applications will ask you to list everyone in your family unit, even if they are not migrating with you. You will not have to pay the additional charge for non-migrating family members.

The charge will not be paid for newborns that are born after you lodge you application but before we have made a decision on the application. If you have a newborn we will advise you to contact us.


OZ Education and Migration Specialist (OEMS)

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