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Old 09-13-2013, 07:37 PM
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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!).

Let's hope the "new management" can fix this problem of visa fees increase of over 30% each year and making the lives of at least family members trying to migrate to Australia a little bit less tiresome and depressing.

If they can't stop the annual increase, they should at least stop the fees going up 3 times a year and that too not by $50 or a $100 but straight up by $500-$1000 each time.

I feel for people who have kids migrating with them.
Dealing with Immigration itself is a pain and a lengthy process and having the kids to go through that plus the quarterly increase in fees is blowing up family budgets big time!!


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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.
Is there any substantial evidence to show that fees will go up again in January? I'm just wondering whether they will despite previous history of doing so, given the recent increase in September. My partner and I are planning on applying in December so it would be good to know whether we need to be wary for yet another hefty increase.


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Is there any substantial evidence to show that fees will go up again in January? I'm just wondering whether they will despite previous history of doing so, given the recent increase in September. My partner and I are planning on applying in December so it would be good to know whether we need to be wary for yet another hefty increase.
I doubt theres evidence of it but it is a CPI increase so will definitly happen.

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Its already been increased as of 1 Septemb 2013! Hell! ist increased by 30% in minimum!

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That is just #$%# I dont understand how people afford it. I just don't. Sad how can anybody do this this now.

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Unfortunately the numbers of people applying continue to increase... there's absolutely no incentive for them to stop increasing the fees.

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How can the people applying increase? How can anybody pay the fees??? Is it supposed to be a deterrent?

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No, it's not supposed to be a deterrent. The government needs to make up budget deficits, and it's much more appealing to squeeze the money out of immigrants than out of people who are citizens (and can therefore vote them out of office).

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No, it's not supposed to be a deterrent. The government needs to make up budget deficits, and it's much more appealing to squeeze the money out of immigrants than out of people who are citizens (and can therefore vote them out of office).

hahaha,yes but a lot of these people have Australian partners that can still vote them out of office,but they are not smart enough to understand Australia the lucky country, that will send you penny less before you cross there borders. i went to the embassy in Tokyo and saw what they were having for lunch,and guess where the money comes from to pay for the banquet .


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God is always not EVEN! so not EVEN! First the ICT/ Engineering/ Software related occupations fall in the pro rata system, then this fees increase! the dream will remain as dream forever...


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