Charge increase to Visas, July 1st 215
With the release of the federal budget for 2015, the application for visa charges (VAC) have finally
been announced today by the department of immigration and boarder protection.
Meaningful increases have been made for the investor visa sub class as well as the offshore partner
visas, while only small changes that have been made too many VACs that follow the trend of
inflation or where ongoing volume is expected.
VAC increases include:
2.3% for GSM, Skilled Graduate, 457, Visitor and Student streams
5% for Temporary Short Term Business, Entertainment, Working Holiday,
RRV, Retirement and Contributory Parent streams
10% for Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependent Relative and non-
contributory Parent visas
50% for Significant Investor visas and Offshore Partner visas.