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Citizenship applications – credit card surcharge

Special Legislative Instrument 2014 No.124 – F2014L01103 – Australian Citizenship Amendment (Credit Card Surcharge) Regulation 2014 makes provision for a credit card surcharge to be imposed on citizenship fees and to be included when fees are remitted, refunded or waived.

The credit card surcharges are the same as those imposed for other DIBP services: Visa/MasterCard 1.08%, Amex/JCB 1.99% and Diners 2.91%,   

However, the surcharge will not apply to credit card payments levied against local currency in New Zealand and Singapore, where credit card surcharges are prevented by law.

The amendments also ensure that an amount equivalent to the proportion of the credit card surcharge will be included in the refunds made under subregulations 13(4) and 13(5) of the Citizenship Regulations.

This Instrument commences on 23 August 2014.


Source: Migration Institute of Australiadocument.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);

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