Visa Lodgement Charges for all visas EXCEPT Visitor Visas, will increase by a special “Uplift” percentage of 5.4% from the 1st July 2019. This was announced in the Annual Budget, in May.
This will be added to the usual Consumer Price Increase of around 2%, taking the visa charge increase to around 7.4% for most visas.
Here’s a snapshot of the impact on the most common visa subclasses. Only the Primary Visa Application Charge is listed; but a proportional increase will apply to the secondary applicant charges as well.
At this stage we believe Second Stage Application Charges and Sponsorship and Nomination Charges are unchanged.
How can you avoid the Price Increase?
There’s only one way. Apply before the 1st July if you can.