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New Australian visa charges from 1st July 2013

New visa pricing arrangements will be introduced on 1st July 2013. This will change visa application charges from a single charge at the time of application to a charge per applicant basis. Essentially, every individual included on the visa application is now charged, rather than the single flat-rate visa fee of $3060 as at present. For many applicants, this will result in a doubling of their visa fees.

As an example of what this may mean for you, we can provide the following scenario:

From 1st July, a 190 (state sponsored) main applicant with a partner and two dependent children will pay a Base Application Charge of $3060 (£1875). His partner is a secondary applicant, over 18, and as such will add a further $1530 (£940). His two dependent children each incur a charge of $765 (for a combined total of $1530).

The total combined visa fee is therefore $6120 (£3750). This is double the current flat-rate $3060 (£1875).

More information can be found on the DIAC website here: http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/new-visa-charges-1july2013/

If you are concerned about the above changes, please contact us on 0845 601 7810 (charged at local rate) or direct on 0131 625 6900. You can also email us at enquiries@my-oe.com.


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