i read online that if the sponsor pays the visa application charge then the app needs to be posted or done in person (imm.gov.au website). This doesn't make any sense. in every other respect they want to see that affairs are joined. when i spoke to an immi hotline i was told that anyone can pay the fee even a third party. I am the one with a credit card and AUD and we are not in aus at the moment. it just makes more sense that i (the sponsor) pay it. but if we have to then fill out the forms manually i wouldn't do it… can someone shed light onto this situation please?