The Government has recently announced the surcharge rate for any payments made by credit card or PayPal for sponsorship, nomination fees inclusive of SAF Levy and visa application charges will increase to 1.4% on 1 July 2020.
There has been no confirmation of an increase to other Government fees or charges however further announcements to Government fee increases may be released in the next couple of weeks.
We will keep you updated with all the latest information as announcements are made, and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about your application.
Government Fee Update - 5 June 2020:
The Australian Government is expected to increase the visa application charges for all applications made from 1 July 2020.
In previous years we have seen annual increases in Government fees consistent with the CPI index of approximately 2 – 3%.
Due to this expected increase in Government visa charges, where possible, Absolute Immigration will aim to lodge all cases by 30 June 2020, subject to receiving all relevant documentation, to avoid the increased Government fees.
If, however, we are unable to submit your application before 1 July 2020, we will need to charge you with the difference in Government fees.
Our team are here to support you and guide you through the application process as efficiently as possible, so if you have any questions about your application and ensuring lodgement by 30 June 2020, please don’t hesitate to get in touch directly with your Migration Agent.