Milestone Migration

Increases to Visa Application Charges

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text] Following release of the 2015-16 Commonwealth Budget, the Government is introducing an increase, effective from 1 July 2015, to a number of Visa Application Charges (VACs). The proposed adjustments to the VACs, which come into effect on 1 July 2015, include:· A price increase in line with inflation (2.3%) to specific visas within […]

Introduction of Labour Market Testing for 457 Nominations

From 23rd November 2013, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (“DIBP”) will introduce Labour Market Testing (“LMT”) under reforms to the 457 visa program introduced to Parliament on June 28th 2013, prior to the change of government. LMT is evidence that the sponsor has made an attempt to recruit Australian labour before turning to […]

Credit Card Surcharge Fees Now Apply

Effective the 19th of April of this year, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, or DIBP, have introduced a credit card surcharge which is applied to all payments made through credit cards for Australian visa application charges. The amount of the surcharge will depend on the credit card that is used: 1.08% of the […]