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Important 1 January 2013 Changes

Visa Application Charge Increases:

  • Partner (Onshore) Temporary Visa (Subclass 820) and Permanent visa (subclass 801) – $3975 (up from $3060)
  • Partner (Offshore) Temporary Visa (Subclass 309) and Permanent Visa (Subclass 100) – $2680 (up from $2060)
  • Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300) – $2680 (up from $2060)
  • Temporary Long Stay Visa (Subclass 457) – $455 (up from $350)
  • Work and Holiday Visa (Subclass 462) – $365 (up from $280)
  • Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417) – $365 (up from $280)

Any visa applications received by DIAC from 1 January must have the correct VAC to be valid.

 

Form Changes

Form 990i – Charges

Form 1276 – Application for GSM

 

 

Changes to General Skilled Migration (GSM)

From 1 January, DIAC cannot accept any new applications for:

  • Skilled Independent (Residence) (Subclass 885)
  • Skilled – Sponsored (Residence) (Subclass 886)
  • Skilled – Sponsored (Provisional) (Subclass 487)

Provisional General Skilled Migration visa holders who wish to apply for a second provisional visa or add a family member to their application may be eligible to apply for a Skilled – Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) (Subclass 489) visa. Applications for Skilled – Regional (Residence) (Subclass 887) visa must be made online from 1 January.

 

Please contact us for more information.

 

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