Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information - View Single Post - ALL VISA FEES (Except Tourist, Student) Increasing 15% 1 Sept. 2013
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:35 PM
Lexi77 Lexi77 is offline
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Hey all! I just signed up tonight to give you guys a heads up on these fees.

Unfortunately my partner and I submitted our application yesterday via courier. We had last checked the pricing on August 31 via the online calculator.

This morning I found out about the $600 increase. As my partners working holiday visa expires tomorrow, if we did not approve an extra $600 to be taken from our credit card by 4pm today it would have been classed as invalid and he would have been "unlawfully in Australia" even tho the application was received in time.

After a hectic afternoon of phone calls and getting on a train to te city, I finally got a call from immigration and they approved my card over the phone and granted his bridging visa! Fewf!!!

So just a heads up to you guys, make sure you have the charges correctly written on your applications or its not considered valid and may have massive legal implications.