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Old 01-01-2013, 01:07 AM
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It looks like the new prices are up:

Partner offshore - $2680
PMV - $2680
Partner Onshore - $3975

http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/990i.pdf

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Old 01-01-2013, 05:33 AM
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Thank you for letting us know I will go back to work early this week so we get a full pay before we apply at the end of January, and we should make it then anyway. We are extremely lucky I've found employment at a decent wage, so even though the rise is painful it is not the end of the road for us. I hope it isn't for anyone else out there either!

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Thanks so much for the update!!

Hope the price hike isn't too much for everyone..

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It looks like the new prices are up:

Partner offshore - $2680
PMV - $2680
Partner Onshore - $3975

http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/990i.pdf


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Old 01-01-2013, 09:34 PM
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]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"

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Thanks Kittykat for posting this when you did. My partner and I kicked our application prep into high gear and drove all the way to Ottawa last Friday to beat the increase.

They confirmed it's considered lodged once we gave it to them--so hopefully we get to pay last year's fee. $600 is a lot of money to save, especially when you're restarting your life in a new country.

Now I can finally post my timeline!

Thanks,

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Old 01-01-2013, 09:54 PM
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Thanks Kittykat for posting this when you did. My partner and I kicked our application prep into high gear and drove all the way to Ottawa last Friday to beat the increase.

They confirmed it's considered lodged once we gave it to them--so hopefully we get to pay last year's fee. $600 is a lot of money to save, especially when you're restarting your life in a new country.

Now I can finally post my timeline!

Thanks,

nickEVeli
Glad I was able to help. I could see that immigration seemed to be keeping the fee increase a secret and wanted to warn people like you guys that it was coming.

Glad you got in before the rise

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Old 01-03-2013, 04:54 AM
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Was just charged today--at the $2060 rate

Just waiting for a CO now!

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Old 01-03-2013, 05:27 AM
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Was just charged today--at the $2060 rate

Just waiting for a CO now!

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Nice one Nick!!! Money is better in your pocket anyday!!!


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Old 03-26-2013, 05:58 AM
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Ugh well this is a kick in the guts...my partner and I were going to submit ours in 3-4 months time (have till Feb '14) and didn't realise the fees were going up..Guess we better start saving or selling a kidney in order to afford it for when we want haha


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