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Australian Visa Application Charges have increased

Australian Visa Application Charges have increased

​Visitors and migrants now have to pay more for their Australian visa application fees.

The government has announced a price hike starting July 1st on its latest budget paper to help improve visa processing and “other government priorities”.

“Visa Application Costs (VACs) will increase by six percentage points for visa applications, as well as an additional 15 percentage points for select visitor and temporary visa subclasses and an additional 40 percentage points for business innovation and investment visas.”

-The Federal Budget 2023

If you lodged a visa after 1st July 2023, you will be subject to the increased VAC charge.

According to The Federal Budget 2023, only the Pacific Engagement Visa and the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility Scheme visas won’t be affected by the VAC increase.

If you are not sure how to lodge an application, it is highly recommended that you get professional assistance from us.

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The information provided is for general use only and should NOT be taken as Migration Advice. For information about your circumstances, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Milestone Migration for immigration assistance.

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