What is the change? A legislative instrument has passed that will raise Government visa application fees on most types of visas.

What does the change mean? The new fees will apply to applications filed 1 July 2018 and thereafter.

  • Implementation timeframe: 1 July 2018.
  • Visas/permits affected: Most visas are affected and their application fees will increase moderately.
  • Who is affected: Companies and individuals lodging visa applications.
  • Business impact: Employers and individuals should budget for the increased Government fees.
  • Next steps: A full list of the new fees is available in the legislative instrument here. The new fees will be updated in the online ImmiAccount system on 30 June.

Background: The Government has increased the fees to keep up with inflation, and most of the increases are around 2 per cent. Dependent applicant charges will also increase for each visa category.

BAL Analysis: Employers and individual visa applicants should review the new fees and make sure that applications lodged on and after 1 July follow the new fee schedule.

This alert has been provided by BAL Australia. For additional information, please contact

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