Australia Introduces New Visa FEES

DHA (Department of Home Affairs), Australia has revised the visa fees. In April 2019, DHA announced to increase the lodgement fees by 5.4% for almost all applications except Visitor visas. The change is applicable now, from 1st July 2019.

Here is a summary!

Visa Type

Old Visa Fees

 New Visa Fees




General Skilled Migration (Main Applicant)

Dependent Spouse








Graduate Temporary Subclass 485






Parent (Contributory)
first instalment

$340 to $3,855

$365 to $4,155










Business Migration – Entrepreneur



Business Migration – Significant
Investment Visa (SIV)



Note* Like we mentioned before, for contributory parent visas applicants there will be no increase to the Second Visa Application (currently $43,600 per person).

What Should You Understand?

It happened several times that Australia introduces new visa fees in July. As we know, now, the country is only inviting skilled workers who truly want to settle in Australia. So, visa fee change is another way to select those applicants from the pool.

Since the new program year, a handful of rule changes have happened. Delaying is not an option anymore. We don’t know what will they be changing next and what will happen in the coming year. So, let’s enter your application in the pool as soon as possible.

To know more, please call our Immigration Experts today! They will assist you in understanding the fee structure and what steps should you take to avoid such changes.

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