Announcement by DIAC:
From 1 July 2013, new visa pricing arrangements will take effect as part of a change to Australia’s visa pricing model. This new visa fee arrangement was first announced by the Australian Government in November 2011.
These changes form part of an overall program of initiatives, known as the Visa Pricing Transformation Program, which has introduced new visa services; a new visa pricing structure; and charges for discretionary services, such as visa labels.
The Visa Pricing Transformation Program plays a key role in progressing the department’s provision of digital capability for enhanced services for clients.
For more information about the visa pricing arrangements, see proposed Visa Pricing Table.
From 1 July 2013, you might be required to pay the following charges when you lodge your visa application:
This charge will initially be applied to the following five visa subclasses, with more to be progressively included:
This charge is paid by each person in an application and is based on their individual temporary visa history. You should check the proposed Visa Pricing Table to find out if this charge must be paid when your clients lodge their visa applications.
This charge is not paid for:
In addition, for some visas you might also have to pay a further visa application charge. This may be paid after you have lodged your application but before the visa can be granted. This second instalment is not required if your application is refused.
Applications for most visa subclasses will be affected by the visa pricing changes from 1 July 2013. However, ETAs, eVisitor visas and Refugee and Humanitarian visas will not be affected nor will Citizenship applications.
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