Hike in Visa Application Fee w.e.f. July 1 2019

Visa application fee is set to cost a little higher starting from July 2019. The Department of Immigration has announced a planned 5.4% increase to lodgement fees for almost all the applications lodged on or after 1 July 2019.

The SC600 Visitor visas, however, stay unaffected. Furthermore, there's a bit of relief for applicants of contributory parent visas as there will be no increase to the Second Visa Application charge, which is currently priced at a whopping $43,600 per person.

Here's an overview of approximate increase in fees for different types of common visa types.

Visa Type

Current Fees

From July 1, 2019

Approx. Increase

Student $575 $606 $31
General Skilled Migration $3,755 $3,958 $203
Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 $1,535 $1,618 $83
Partner $7,160 $7,547 $387
Parent (Contributory) First Instalment $340 to $3,855 $358 to $4,063 $18 to $208
TSS - STSOL $1,175 $1,238 $63
TSS - MLTSSL $2,455 $2,587 $132
ENS/RSMS $3,755 $3,958 $203
Business Migration - Entrepreneur $3,755 $3,958 $203
Business Migration - Significant Investment Visa (SIV) $7,310 $7,705 $395


In midst of new changes being announced almost every second week, Asia Pacific Group suggests submitting pending applications before the end of June 2019 in order to avoid the potential rush and/or any system failures during this time. Please feel free to get in touch with our MARA agents to get the best advice on your visa applications. Book your appointment today!