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Old 12-08-2012, 08:21 PM
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Exclamation Warning Visa fees increasing Jan 2013

New user-pays visa pricing a fairer system

The link above is a ministerial release about the proposed fee increases for visa applications from January 1st 2013.

I don't know if a mod wants to make it a sticky for the rest of the month but I think people who are thinking of applying soon should know that the fees are set to rise significantly.

The new fees are:

Partner visas allowing for people already in Australia to enter or remain on the basis of their married or de facto relationship, to increase from $3060 to around $4000
Partner visas for people outside Australia who want to join their partner in Australia will increase $2060 to around $2700
Skilled Graduate visas to increase from $315 to $1260 for the highly-valued post-study work rights for people in Australia on a student visa
The 457 temporary skilled worker visas to increase from $350 to around $455
Working Holiday maker visas will increase from $280 to around $360.

All done as a "fairer system"

Kttykat