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Old 12-11-2012, 08:44 PM
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Visa fees to definitely rise Jan 1st

It shows that the ammendments have been made so visa fees will definitely rise January 1st 2013.

From immigration site, buried somewhat!
Increase to Visa Application Charges for Certain Visas

Increase to Visa Application Charges for Certain Visas

Commencement: 1 January 2013

Client summary
From 1 January 2013, the Migration Regulations 1994 ('the Regulations') are amended to increase the Visa Application Charge (VAC) for a target group of visa subclasses.

On 22 October 2012 the government released its Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) for the 2012–2013 financial year. In the MYEFO, the government announced an increase to the VAC for skilled graduate visas by 300 per cent and for partner, working holiday maker and temporary overseas worker visas by 30 per cent. This measure is estimated to increase revenue by AUD 520.5 million over four years.

Affected legislation
The following provisions of the Regulations are amended:

Schedule 1, subparagraph 1124B(2)(a)(vii) is amended
Schedule 1, subparagraph 1129(2)(a)(ii) is amended
Schedule 1, paragraph 1215(2)(a) is amended
Schedule 1, subparagraph 1223A(2)(a)(iii) is amended
Schedule 1, paragraph 1224A(2)(a) is amended
Schedule 1, subitem 1225(2) is amended
Schedule 1, subparagraph 1229(2)(a)(i) is amended
Schedule 13, Part 10 is inserted.
Additional information

Transitional provisions:
The amendments apply to an obligation to pay a charge incurred on or after 1 January 2013.

The Charges Form 990i has been amended to reflect these changes to visa application charges.

No amendments to PAM3 are required.


P.S. I have double checked and they still haven't updated the Form 990i yet, or posted anything else on immigration about the rise in fees, if I didn't know better they seem to be trying to hide it.


Last edited by kttykat; 12-11-2012 at 08:46 PM.