Increase In Department Of Home Affairs Fees; MasterCard Credit Card Surcharge

VISA APPLICATION CHARGE INCREASES AS OF JULY 2018

We would like to advise our clients that as of July 2018 the Department of Home Affairs has increased their visa application charge (VAC) fees across a number of visa subclasses. This has and will continue to affect all visa applications lodged on or after 1 July 2018.

The following table breaks down some of these fee increases:

Visa type VAC as of 1 July 2018
Aged Parent (subclass 804)
  • Main applicant: $4,035.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (18+): $2,020.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (U18): $1,010.00AUD
Contributory Parent (subclass 143)
  • Main applicant: $3,855.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (18+): $1,300.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (U18): $650.00AUD
Contributory Parent (subclass 864)
  • Main applicant: $3,855.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (18+): $1,925.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (U18): $965.00
Employer Sponsored Migration (subclass 186/187)
  • Main applicant: $3,755.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (18+): $1,875.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (U18): $940.00AUD
New Zealand Citizen Family (subclass 461)
  • Main applicant: $340.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (U18): $85.00AUD
Partner (subclass 820/801, 300, 309/100)
  • Main applicant: $7,160.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (18+): $3,585.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (U18): $1,795.00AUD
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) and Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190)
  • Main applicant: $3,755.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (18+): $1,875.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (U18): $940.00
Skilled – Regional Sponsored (subclass 489)
  • Main applicant: $3,755.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (18+): $1,875.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (U18): $940.00AUD
Temporary Work (subclass 482) – Medium term
  • Main applicant: $2,455.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (18+): $2,455.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (U18): $615.00AUD
Temporary Work (subclass 482) – Short term
  • Main applicant: $1,175.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (18+): $1,175.00AUD
  • Secondary applicant (U18): $295.00AUD

In addition to the above fee increases, the Department has raised their MasterCard credit card surcharge from 0.98% to 1.32%. Please note the surcharge price will be incurred for all visa applications lodged with First Class Migration Australia.

If your visa subclass has not been included in the breakdown above, please email us and we are more than happy to confirm if and how these fee changes may affect you: