The Australian government has increased its filing fees for most visa applications.

Key Points:

  • As of July 1, filing fees for most visas increased by up to three percent, including for:
    • Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visas, from 4,115 AUD to 4,240 AUD for primary applicants; from 2,060 AUD to 2,120 AUD for adult dependents; and from 1,030 AUD to 1,060 AUD for children.
    • Subclass 400 – Temporary Work, Short Stay Specialists visas, from 315 AUD to 325 AUD.
    • Subclass 482 – Temporary Skills Shortage visas (Short Term Stream), from 1,290 AUD to 1,330 AUD for adult applicants; and from 325 AUD to 335 AUD for children.
    • Subclass 482 – Temporary Skills Shortage visas (Medium Term Stream), from 2,690 AUD to 2,770 AUD, and from 675 AUD to 695 AUD for children.
  • A complete list of fee changes is available in the Australian Federal Register here.

Additional Information: Processing times for work and residence permit applications have increased throughout 2022. Individuals can check this website on current processing time estimates.

BAL Analysis: Employers should take the new filing fees into account and adjust budgets if necessary.

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