The Federal Budget for 2015-16 has just been released and it affects Visa Application Charges.

While minor changes have been made to many Visa Application Charges according to inflation, etc. there have been larger increases for the Significant Investor Visa Subclasses and Offshore Partner Visas.

The Visa Application Charges increases include:

  • 2.3% for GSM, Skilled Graduate, 457, Visitor and Student streams
  • 5% for Temporary Short Term Business, Entertainment, Working Holiday, RRV, Retirement and Contributory Parent streams
  • 10% for Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependent Relative and non contributory Parent visas
  • 50% for Significant Investor visas and Offshore Partner visas.

For a full list of visa application fee increases that will apply from 1st July 2015 please visit:
Visa Appliction Charges Increases Fact Sheet