First Class Migration Australia – Newsletter May 26th

Visa Application Fee Increases

As part of the 2017-18 Budget, the Government announced a number of changes to existing visa application charges. These will take effect on July 1st 2017.

Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July 2017
General Skilled Migration $3,600 $3,670
Partner Temporary $6,965 $7,000
Parent (Contributory) $3,695 $3,945
457 $1,060 $1,080
ENS/RSMS $3,600 $3,670
Bridging B $140 $145

For a full list of all application charges please see the department’s website:

http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Fees

Updated Processing Times

Please see below for the new processing times as of May 17th 2017.

Visa Type Stream 75% of applications processed in 90% of applications processed in
Work & Skilled Visas
186 Employer Nomination Scheme Agreement 5 Months 7 Months
186 Employer Nomination Scheme Direct Entry 9 Months 11 Months
186 Employer Nomination Scheme Temporary Residence Transition 8 Months 10 Months
189 Skilled – Independent 4 Months 6 Months
190 Skilled – Nominated 4 Months 7 Months
457 Temporary Work (Skilled) 53 Days 7 Months
Family & Partner Visas
143 Contributory parent (Migrant) 34 Months 34 Months
173 Contributory Parent (Temporary) 32 Months 34 Months
820 Partner (Temporary) 17 Months 19 Months
801 Partner (permanent) 15 Months 20 Months
** Processing times for subclass 801 Partner (permanent) visa from date of eligibility (2 years after the 820/801 is lodged to finalisation **
Other
155 Five year Resident Return 5 days 14 days
Citizenship by Conferral
(lodgement to ceremony)
10 months 12 months
Citizenship by Descent
(lodgement to decision)
69 days 4 months
Citizenship by Evidence
(lodgement to decision)
6 days 26 days

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