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Old 09-03-2013, 03:56 PM
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Well to be positive, thanks to this website for providing this information. I lodged my application last Friday and saved $400!


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Crazy how the visa fees are going up so quick. Last time I applied in Australia for my de facto partner visa the onshore fees in 2012 was $3060.

Since 2012, the onshore fees went up on January 1, 2013 to $3975. Then again on July 1st, 2013 it went up and now September 1st, 2013 fees up to $4575.
And offshore fees (in India) has gone up to $3085 when it was increased on July 1st, 2013 to $2680.
Two months and the fees has gone up again.
Fees is being increased but there is no guarantee of a systematic visa processing. People are living in the fear of uncertainty of their future with their loved ones. They are not even sure if their applications are going to get accepted or rejected.

Amazes me every time
Good luck to everyone waiting and God bless You!

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:22 AM
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600$ more for the partner visa ahhhrg thats crazy, I mean we can afford that or better we have to but I think itīs not fair, that there is no information from the government. I added them on Facebook to get all news about changes and there was nothing about higher charges :-( Thanks again to this forum!


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Crazy how the visa fees are going up so quick. Last time I applied in Australia for my de facto partner visa the onshore fees in 2012 was $3060.

Since 2012, the onshore fees went up on January 1, 2013 to $3975. Then again on July 1st, 2013 it went up and now September 1st, 2013 fees up to $4575.
And offshore fees (in India) has gone up to $3085 when it was increased on July 1st, 2013 to $2680.
Two months and the fees has gone up again.
Fees is being increased but there is no guarantee of a systematic visa processing. People are living in the fear of uncertainty of their future with their loved ones. They are not even sure if their applications are going to get accepted or rejected.

Amazes me every time
Good luck to everyone waiting and God bless You!

Kind Regards,
Becky
i agree,i have been saying that for months, let them take the money after the visa is granted, and you will see big changes in the processing speed. but we are at there mercy,and my god don't they know it.


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i agree,i have been saying that for months, let them take the money after the visa is granted, and you will see big changes in the processing speed. but we are at there mercy,and my god don't they know it.

Oh WAOW!!!!! You just wrote my mind in your post. I wish they changed the way payment was made to DIAC. If payment was made after the processing I am sure all this backlog and waiting period will come down to probably half of what it is at the moment.

They know we are at their mercy that's why they take advantage of their power over us. We are willing to wait for a year and maybe much longer just to re-unite with our better halves.

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Hey all! I just signed up tonight to give you guys a heads up on these fees.

Unfortunately my partner and I submitted our application yesterday via courier. We had last checked the pricing on August 31 via the online calculator.

This morning I found out about the $600 increase. As my partners working holiday visa expires tomorrow, if we did not approve an extra $600 to be taken from our credit card by 4pm today it would have been classed as invalid and he would have been "unlawfully in Australia" even tho the application was received in time.

After a hectic afternoon of phone calls and getting on a train to te city, I finally got a call from immigration and they approved my card over the phone and granted his bridging visa! Fewf!!!

So just a heads up to you guys, make sure you have the charges correctly written on your applications or its not considered valid and may have massive legal implications.


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Don't know how true this is but last week I spoke with a migration agent who informed me that with my application because we are not submitting until after 1st January 2014 we will also incur the annual 15% increase that happens every year!!

So in the space of 6 months a 30% increase.


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Don't know how true this is but last week I spoke with a migration agent who informed me that with my application because we are not submitting until after 1st January 2014 we will also incur the annual 15% increase that happens every year!!

So in the space of 6 months a 30% increase.
That is crazy!!! Thank god we are applying in December... That's just outrageous

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Old 09-13-2013, 09:48 AM
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Don't know how true this is but last week I spoke with a migration agent who informed me that with my application because we are not submitting until after 1st January 2014 we will also incur the annual 15% increase that happens every year!!

So in the space of 6 months a 30% increase.
never mind 30% increase...the fees went up $1000 in Jan of this year so from December 2012-Jan 2014 the fees will have gone up 57% from $3000 - $5282....also very happy that we are lodging in early December and hopefully escaping any more of these disgusting price hikes


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And lots not forget the MAJOR increase in July for anyone who has dependents in addition to an applicant (so, families with kids!).

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