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Old 01-06-2015, 06:36 PM
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Government has just announced that from Jan 1 a PMV will now cost $4627.50.
A partner visa temporary or permanent. will cost $6865.50
Ridiculous!

Assuming they will now process the application 50% faster?!

10-14 month processing times. Talk about profiting from your own citizens.

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So why haven't they increased the employer sponsored and skilled migration fees?

The 457 visas that actually put Australians out of work?
July 2013 the cost of a 457 visa increased 182% for a single applicant, and 432% if it was a family of 4. If that family of 4 went on to get a 186 PR visa, the costs of that visa were now 185% higher as well.

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July 2013 the cost of a 457 visa increased 182% for a single applicant, and 432% if it was a family of 4.
But that family of 4 still pay less in total than a single partner visa!

$2590 v $4627 for a partner visa

Like it or not - 457 visas put Aussies out of jobs - I have seen it in my industry.

The company fee should be $20,000


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But that family of 4 still pay less in total than a single partner visa!

$2590 v $4627 for a partner visa

Like it or not - 457 visas put Aussies out of jobs - I have seen it in my industry.

The company fee should be $20,000
Most visa's put Aussie's out of jobs.

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But that family of 4 still pay less in total than a single partner visa!

$2590 v $4627 for a partner visa

Like it or not - 457 visas put Aussies out of jobs - I have seen it in my industry.

The company fee should be $20,000
457 families are also getting hit with a 4000$ charge to send their kids to public schools.

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This is infuriating. I stopped checking here for a while and just saw this. I would have filed before Jan 1 if I knew this was going to happen.

I'd recently been happy that the AUD has dropped because it meant my visa fees dropped - now I see this shocker!

Almost $4000 USD for an offshore visa!! $5400 USD for onshore! This is absurd!

In the US, onshore processing (adjustment of status) is $1,490. Period.


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Old 01-07-2015, 06:10 AM
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Government has just announced that from Jan 1 a PMV will now cost $4627.50.
A partner visa temporary or permanent. will cost $6865.50
wait wait wait!!! A 309/100 visa complete cost increase is 50% yes??? Whats this separate Partner visa temporary or permanent????


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Hi everyone ,
I am going to apply partner visa (defacto) online next week .
Well on the last day of my work and holiday visa .
I just wonder do I have to pay any debit card surcharge as well?
So I will have to put some more extra money in the bank.

Thank you.


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Hi everyone ,
I am going to apply partner visa (defacto) online next week .
Well on the last day of my work and holiday visa .
I just wonder do I have to pay any debit card surcharge as well?
So I will have to put some more extra money in the bank.

Thank you.
Yes, there's surcharge, I paid for it around 1.08% of visa fee last December. ( $4575*1.0108= $4624.41)
Hope it helps .
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Yes, there's surcharge, I paid for it around 1.08% of visa fee last December. ( $4575*1.0108= $4624.41)
Hope it helps .
Good luck!
Hi Thank you for your reply, So mine would be around another 74$ for new price.
I'm so nervous now cause I have to do it online on my last day of my visa
Just hope the immi online system will not have any problem.


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