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Old 08-14-2013, 03:30 AM
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No, they absolutely do not refund if they deny your application. They say the visa charge is for the processing of the visa. The expense of that is the same regardless of the result.

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Thanks for the info. We will try to apply before that then, but might have to do things in a hurry.


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This does not surprise me in the slightest. I'm just glad that we have finally been able to lodge our 309. It seems very obvious that DIAC uses a number of tactics to hamper applications. These steep hidden price rises are an example, as are the practice of "drowning" applicants in paperwork, including the form changes 3 times a year. They actively do all they can to dissuade people from applying....

Personally I'm completely appalled. As my Fiance says however, "you guys keep putting up with it, so nothing changes"... So true.

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:10 AM
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The government is budget deficit. That's why there are lot of increases, like car rego ang parking fees. There is an issue in increasing the GST.

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Glad we got our application in now

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just to add another piece to the puzzle - asked at AVAC in Bali about fee increase in Sept and staff there said they had not heard anything about fees increasing again - so if this is really happening it looks like DIAC are even keeping it a secret from their own staff.


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just to add another piece to the puzzle - asked at AVAC in Bali about fee increase in Sept and staff there said they had not heard anything about fees increasing again - so if this is really happening it looks like DIAC are even keeping it a secret from their own staff.
It was on the news tonight that they will be increasing the fees except student and tourist. So it is now official.

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Its already increased by 100% as we have to pay separately for dependents approx 1500 + 700 for child! immigrations is only for the rich people not for the poor like me... feeling very depressed why dint i applied back in 2007/08.. God is not so kind


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God has nothing to do with it!! It's the scum suckers in power who are making it increasingly financially impossible for people to be together. For the first time I am glad I have no children!

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Also my profession fall into the prorated category (IT, TELCO) ! fees increased! job in Australia decreased dramatically... all r just negative... seems its becoming impossible to immigrate ... i wonder a country of 75 lacs SQ KM got only 20 M population! people with quantification and expertise only move to OZ land! why so barriers then!


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