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Old 08-12-2013, 04:57 PM
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Yeah, that didn't answer your question *at all.* Thanks, London embassy! lol

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i emailed the australian embassy in london asking if its true its going to be going up again and this is what they sent-

There is no specific way to present your application, however please avoidputting each document in individual plastic folders or hole punching thepages. It is recommended that you provide as much of the supportingdocumentation as possible when you lodge your application.To make an application we require:- the applicant to complete and sign Form 47SP- the sponsor to complete and sign Form 40SP- Form 47A, for any dependent children over the age of 18-The Visa Application Charge- The Base application charge is $ 2680.Please note that your application maybe subject to additional charges.Please see the following link to determine if further visa applicationcharges will be applicable to you:http://www.immi.gov.au/fees-charges/...ing-table.htm- a copy of the applicants passport bio-data page- a copy of the applicants full-length birth certificate- evidence of the sponsors visa/Citizenship status for Australia- documentary evidence of your relationship, for more information see thechecklists below

she didnt really answer it looks more like a standard email..

I think they tend to cut and copy information to avoid saying something that could influence fluctuation in guidelines etc. If they were to slip up and say something, and we brought it up after a visa denial or something, they might be in a tough spot. The response you got is a good example of that.

I've had a number of them where this happened.

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I saw this thread and if this is all true and not a rumour anymore then I feel sick to my stomach right now. Why wouldn't immi.gov.au put this on their website to give people warning? Surely it should have been put on there so everyone can see the fee increase. Please someone tell me that this is not happening.

Honestly though if this is true, i'm going to feel very sad and down. Me and my partner don't have really high paid jobs (he works in vintage cellars and because of my WHV restrictions i'm currently working as a casual for six months at an IGA store) so it has taken us so long to save up for the $4,000 application fee for our 820/801 visa which we are applying in November. Just when we finally put aside the money (and the extra for the police checks and health examination fees, and anything else that needs paying) I read this thread and now feel like a big weight is being tied to my heart because it's like they're putting obstacles in the way of wanting to be with the person you fell in love with Just when you're trying to do the legit thing and doing everything by the books then they make it so much harder

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thats the thing tho...its not mentioned anywhere on the immi site its somewhere else..guess we'll just have to wait to september and find out


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We are in a similar situation to so many other hopefuls - planning to apply in October, so the increase would hit us hard... We looked at applying earlier but we are just not ready yet and waiting for a few documents that are coming through in September.
It's tough saving up the money for the various fees anyway so suddenly having to find another $400.- we haven't planned for is going to be interesting.


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I would love to be wrong, guys. I would love for this to be just a rumor. But last time there was a fee increase, I don't recall DIAC advertising it way in advance, either. I have not seen anything that contradicts this information, nor have I seen any migration agent anywhere saying "no, this is wrong." I'm looking daily to see if I can find any confirmation of this (or any information that says it's incorrect) but so far, nothing.

My goal here is to let you guys know as soon as I do about things. I take reasonable measures to ensure it's accurate before I post it. But if I had seen this and not posted it, and people hadn't been warned... I think that would have been worse that if I warned people thinking it was legit and then it didn't happen.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed along with all of you that this doesn't happen.
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diac always posts when there in a fee increase. its in january and july every year.


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Old 08-13-2013, 05:31 PM
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Usually, yes, but they didn't post the exact rates in an easy-to-find place on their website until right beforehand. But that comlaw link is pretty straightforward...

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Old 08-13-2013, 07:21 PM
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Unfortunately, Mark Northam has confirmed for me that this information is accurate. It's a sure thing now. I'm moving this to the top of the forum now so everyone can see it.

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Great forum great information and very helpful


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