Visa Application Charges Increase on 1 July 2021

The Department of Home Affairs have released a Legislative Instrument increasing the Visa Application Charges from 1 July 2021.

The Department have set increases of the visa application charges for a number of visa subclasses by the forecasted CPI of 1.75% which has been rounded to the nearest $5.00.

The visa application charges for the Business Innovation & Investment Programme have been increased by 11.345% in addition to the 1.75% increase as previously announced by the Department.

Not all visa applicaiton charges have changed (although most have) and in some cases it will only be the primary applicants base charge or for others it may only be for dependant applicants included in the application.

Citizenship Application Charges

The Department is also increasing Citizenship Application Charges as of 1 July 2021. Please see the following link to review the upcoming citizenship application charge increase.

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Lodgement Fees

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal are also increasing the fees for review of decisions relating to visa decisions other than protection visas.

The fee to lodge an application with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) will be $3,000.00 as of 26 June 2021.

The increase also applies to reviews for employer sponsored sponsorship and nomination decisions. The AAT has advised that the fee will be indexed annualy from 1 July 2022.

Federal Court and Tribunal Fees

The Federal Courts have also increased their fees and information relating to the fee increases can be found in the most recently published Gazette.

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