visa application fee increase from 1 Jan 2013

Changes to visa pricing announced in October take effect from 1 January 2013. They include:
  • Partner visas allowing for people already in Australia to enter or remain on the basis of their married or de facto relationship, to increase from $3060 to $3975
  • Partner visas for people outside Australia who want to join their partner in Australia will increase $2060 to $2680
  • Skilled Graduate visas to increase from $315 to $1250 for the highly-valued post-study work rights for people in Australia on a student visa
  • The 457 temporary skilled worker visas to increase from $350 to $455
  • Working Holiday maker visas will increase from $280 to $365.