Visa Application Charges – 1 July 2017 , https://www.border.gov.au/ReportsandPublications/Documents/budget/visa-price-increase-fact-sheet-2017-18.pdf

Visa Application Charges – 1 July 2017 , https://www.border.gov.au/ReportsandPublications/Documents/budget/visa-price-increase-fact-sheet-2017-18.pdf

Visa Application Charges – 1 July 2017

www.border.gov.au/ReportsandPublications/Documents/budget/visa-price-increase-fact-sheet-2017-18.pdf


As part of the 2017-18 Budget, the Government announced a number of changes to existing Visa Application
Charges (VACs) including the introduction of a number of new products as detailed below. 
The VACs will be updated in the “Fees and charges for visas” section of the Department’s website
(https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Fees) from 1 July 2017.
VAC pricing changes to existing visa products 
Indexation of visa application charges
From 1 July 2017 all current VACs will be indexed annually in line with the forecast Consumer Price Index
(CPI) and rounded to the nearest $5. 
– The indexation only applies to the 1
st
 instalment component of the VAC.
– Indexation does not apply to 2
nd
 instalment VACs.
– The indexation of 1
st
 instalment VACs applies to both primary and secondary applicants.
– Table A below provides the revised VAC pricing (with indexation applied) effective 1 July 2017.
 
Group
Study
VisitLive
Other
Work
Primary
Applicant
Adult
Dependent
Child
Dependent
Primary
Applicant
405
Investor Retirement $325 $165 $80 $330 $170 $80
600
Visitor - ADS, Business, Sponsored Family, Tourist $135
N/A N/A
$140
N/A N/A
600
Visitor - Frequent Traveller $1,000
N/A N/A
$1,020
N/A N/A
600
Visitor - Tourist Inside Australia $340
N/A N/A
$345
N/A N/A
602 Medical Treatment $280 $140 $70 $285 $145 $70
407
Training Visa $275 $275 $70 $280 $280 $70
485
Temporary Graduate-Graduate Work $1,470 $735 $370 $1,500 $750 $375
485
Temporary Graduate-Post-Study Work $1,470 $735 $370 $1,500 $750 $375
500
Student Visa $550 $410 $135 $560 $420 $140
500
Student Visa - Postgraduate Research Sector $550
N/A N/A
$560
N/A N/A
590 Student Guardian Visa $550 N/A N/A $560 N/A N/A
124
Distinguished Talent $3,655 $1,830 $915 $3,730 $1,865 $935
132
Business Talent $6,990 $3,495 $1,745 $7,130 $3,565 $1,780
186
Employer Nomination Scheme $3,600 $1,800 $900 $3,670 $1,835 $920
187
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme $3,600 $1,800 $900 $3,670 $1,835 $920
188
Business Innovation $4,780 $2,390 $1,195 $4,875 $2,440 $1,220
188
Business Innovation - Business Innovation Ex $575 $290 $145 $585 $295 $150
188
Business Innovation - Entrepreneur $3,600 $1,800 $900 $3,670 $1,835 $920
188
Business Innovation - Investor $4,780 $2,390 $1,195 $4,875 $2,440 $1,220
188
Business Innovation - Premium Investor $8,410 $4,205 $2,105 $8,580 $4,290 $2,145
188
Business Innovation - Significant Invest Ex $575 $290 $145 $585 $295 $150
188
Business Innovation - Significant Investor $7,010 $3,505 $1,755 $7,150 $3,575 $1,790
188
Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) $4,780 $2,390 $1,195 $4,875 $2,440 $1,220
189
Skilled - Independent $3,600 $1,800 $900 $3,670 $1,835 $920
190
Skilled - Nominated $3,600 $1,800 $900 $3,670 $1,835 $920
400
Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) $275 $275 $70 $280 $280 $70
403
Temporary Work - Domestic Worker $275
N/A N/A
$280
N/A N/A
403
Temporary Work - Foreign Government $275 $275 $70 $280 $280 $70
403
Temporary Work - Government Agreement $275 $275 $70 $280 $280 $70
403
Temporary Work - Seasonal Worker $275
N/A N/A
$280
N/A N/A
408
Temporary Activity Visa - All Streams $275 $275 $70 $280 $280 $70
408
Temporary Activity Visa - Partial All Streams $70 $70 $20 $70 $70 $20
457
Temporary Work (Skilled) - Closes March 2018 $1,060 $1,060 $265 $1,080 $1,080 $270
476
Skilled - Graduate $360 $180 $90 $365 $185 $90
489
Skilled - Regional (Provisional) $3,600 $1,800 $900 $3,670 $1,835 $920
489
Skilled - Regional (Provisional) holds $320 $160 $80 $325 $165 $80
858
Distinguished Talent $3,655 $1,830 $915 $3,730 $1,865 $935
887
Skilled - Regional Qual $370 $185 $95 $375 $190 $95
887
Skilled - Regional Other $3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,590 $1,795 $900
888
Business Innovation - All Streams $2,305 $1,155 $575 $2,350 $1,180 $585
890
Business Owner $2,180 $1,090 $545 $2,225 $1,110 $555
890
Business Owner holds Class UX $325 $165 $80 $330 $170 $80
891
Investor $2,180 $1,090 $545 $2,225 $1,110 $555
891
Investor Class UX $325 $165 $80 $330 $170 $80
892
State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner $2,180 $1,090 $545 $2,225 $1,110 $555
892
State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner UX $325 $165 $80 $330 $170 $80
893
State/Territory Sponsored Business Investor $2,180 $1,090 $545 $2,225 $1,110 $555
893 State/Territory Sponsored Business Investor UX $325 $165 $80 $330 $170 $80
100
Partner $6,865 $3,435 $1,720 $7,000 $3,505 $1,755
101
Child $2,370 $1,185 $595 $2,415 $1,210 $605
102
Adoption $2,370 $1,185 $595 $2,415 $1,210 $605
103
Parent $3,870 $1,935 $970 $3,945 $1,975 $990
114
Aged Dependent Relative $3,870 $1,935 $970 $3,945 $1,975 $990
115
Remaining Relative $3,870 $1,935 $970 $3,945 $1,975 $990
116
Carer $1,595 $800 $400 $1,625 $815 $410
117
Orphan Relative $1,450 $725 $365 $1,480 $740 $370
143 Contributory Parent (Migrant)
$3,695 $1,245 $625 $3,770 $1,270 $640
143 Contributory Parent (Migrant) -  Subs 600, holds 173, held 173 28d
$325 $165 $80 $330 $170 $80
143 Contributory Parent (Migrant) - held 173 Comp
$2,370 $1,185 $595 $2,415 $1,210 $605
151
Former Resident $3,520 $1,760 $880 $3,590 $1,795 $900
155
Five Year Resident Return $360
N/A N/A
$365
N/A N/A
157
Three Month Resident Return $360
N/A N/A
$365
N/A N/A
173
Contributory Parent (Temporary) $2,490 $1,245 $625 $2,540 $1,270 $640
300
Prospective Marriage $6,865 $3,435 $1,720 $7,000 $3,505 $1,755
445
Dependent Child $2,370 $1,185 $595 $2,415 $1,210 $605
461
New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) $325 $165 $80 $330 $170 $80
801
Partner $6,865 $3,435 $1,720 $7,000 $3,505 $1,755
801
Partner - Transitional visa holder $410 $205 $105 $420 $210 $105
801
Partner $1,450 $725 $365 $1,480 $740 $370
801
Partner - Prospective Marriage $1,145 $575 $285 $1,170 $585 $290
802
Child $2,370 $1,185 $595 $2,415 $1,210 $605
804
Aged Parent $3,870 $1,935 $970 $3,945 $1,975 $990
835
Remaining Relative $3,870 $1,935 $970 $3,945 $1,975 $990
836
Carer $1,595 $800 $400 $1,625 $815 $410
837
Orphan Relative $1,450 $725 $365 $1,480 $740 $370
838
Aged Dependent Relative $3,870 $1,935 $970 $3,945 $1,975 $990
864
Contributory Aged-Parent (Residence) $3,695 $1,845 $925 $3,770 $1,880 $945
864
Contributory Aged-Parent (Residence) - holds884,  subs 600, 28d 884 $325 $165 $80 $330 $170 $80
884 Contributory Aged-Parent (Temporary) $3,695 $1,845 $925 $3,770 $1,880 $945
20
Bridging B $140
N/A N/A
$145
N/A N/A
159
Provisional Resident Return $185 $95 $45 $190 $95 $45
785
Temporary Protection $35
N/A N/A
$35
N/A N/A
790
Safe Haven Enterprise Visa $35
N/A N/A
$35
N/A N/A
808
Confirmatory (Residence) $275 $140 $70 $280 $145 $70
866 Protection $35 N/A N/A $35 N/A N/A
Note:
N/A - Refers to both Nil and Not applicable items.
Table A: Visa Subclasses - Indexed
Subclass Subclass Name
Current VAC Price New VAC Price
Adult
Dependent
Visa Application Charges – 1 July 2017 | 2
Child
Dependent
 
 
VAC pricing for new visa products
New visa products that will not have indexation applied in July 2017 are as follows:
– Better targeting skilled visas:    (effective March 2018)
– Community Support Programme - establishment: (effective 1 July 2017)
– Temporary sponsored parent visa – establishment: (effective November 2017)
Other changes 
– Skilling Australians Fund levy - introduction:  (effective March 2018)
– This measure is not considered a 1
st
 instalment VAC and therefore will not be subject to annual
indexation.
– Table B below provides the pricing for new all new products for 2017-18.
 
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