29 Jun 2021

The Department of Home Affairs has recently passed legislation to increase a number of visa application charges (VACs) by 1.75% (rounded to the nearest $5), to be implemented on the 1st of July 2021. We also expect Citizenship application fees to increase alongside this.

"The new fees are commensurate with the comprehensive approach to end-to-end processing of applications and reflect inflation costs, staffing costs and the increased complexity of applications, which take longer to process."

From the 1st of July the New charges should be visible on the DHA website under the  corresponding visa type and on the Fee checker which can be found by clicking here: