The Australian Immigration Department Increases the Visa Application Fees

The Australian Immigration Department notifies regarding the Increase of the Visa application lodgment fees. The increase might be up to 5.4%. Furthermore, the hike is generally for almost all the applications excluding SC600 Visitors Visas.

As per the Notification, the changes will bring w.e.f 1st July 2019.

Below is the list of some common type of visa along with increased fees:

Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July 2019 Approx. Increase
Student $575 $606 $31
General Skilled Migration $3,755 $3,958 $203
Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 $1,535 $1,618 $83
Partner $7,160 $7,547 $387
Parent (Contributory) first instalment $340 to $3,855 $358 to $4,063 $18 to $208
TSS – STSOL $1,175 $1,238 $63
TSS – MLTSSL $2,455 $2,587 $132
ENS/RSMS $3,755 $3,958 $203
Business Migration – Entrepreneur $3,755 $3,958 $203
Business Migration – Significant Investment Visa (SIV) $7,310 $7,705 $395


On the contrary, the Applicants for contributory parent visas, there will be no hike to the Second Visa Application Charge. Currently, the Second visa Application charge is $43,600 per person.

Dip in Skill Select Invitation

Later this month, the government released The April Skill Select invitation. Moreover, the information regarding the Invitation round is quite surprising.

As per the release, the latest invitation was sent to 100 subclasses 189 applicants. Along with standard 10 Subclass 489 family sponsored applicants.

Despite the dip in the invitations to Skilled Migrant Invitation, The Invitations for the family-sponsored visa was constant i.e 10 invitations per month. However, the Wait times have crept up to around 5 months from the lodgment of an EOI.

To sum up, with federal elections around the corner, Invitations has dipped significantly, as the government is managing the numbers of visas granted.

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