Fees and charges for visas
- Visa and Mastercard - 1.08%
- American Express and JCB - 1.99%
- Diners Club International - 2.91%
The cost of visas changes from time to time. The cost of your visa is dependent on the date we receive your application. If there is a price increase between the date you lodge your application and the date we receive your application, you will need to pay the new application charge.
The visa application charge is the amount of money in Australian dollars (AUD) that must be paid for a visa application. In some cases the visa application charge is nil.
New zealand Silver Fern visa is unlikely to open in April 2014
The online application system for silver fern visa is currently being reviewed, with a focus on how we manage the high volume of applicants trying to secure a place and improving the performance of the IT system.
The new process will be put in place as soon as possible but next year’s policy is unlikely to open in April 2014 as we need to ensure there is enough time to develop the new system.
Closure of ACT nomination program to overseas applicants
Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa – Closure of ACT nomination program to overseas applicants for 2013/14
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is pleased to announce that program targets for ACT nomination of a Skilled- Nominated (subclass 190) visa have been met for the 2013/14 financial year.
Effective Tuesday 25 March 2014, applications for ACT nomination from overseas residents will not be accepted. If you are living overseas, you will not be able to apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until the program reopens on 1 July 2014.
If you are living in Canberra and working in a skilled occupation, you are still able to apply for ACT nomination of the Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa providing you meet the current nomination criteria.
Canada new high-demand occupations list
Systems Testing Technicians, Industrial Engineering and ManufacturingTechnologists & Technicians, Registered Nurses, Head Nurses and Supervisors, Mechanical Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Managers in Health Care, Computer Engineers, Licensed Practical Nurses, Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, User Support Technicians, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers, Specialist Physicians, General Practitioners and Family Physicians, Financial Auditors and Accountants, Software Engineers and Designers, Medical Laboratory Technologists and Pathologists’ Assistants, Insurance Adjusters and Claims Examiners, Information Systems Analysts and Consultants, Welders, Machinists, Industrial Electricians, Steamfitters/Pipefitters, Sheet Metal Workers.
The program requirements are:
1. Applicant must be between the ages of 21 and 55.
2. Applicants do not require an offer of employment or job offer.
3. Applicants must have completed high school and obtained a certificate or degree of at least one year after high school.
4. Applicants do not require to have a relative living in Canada.
5. Applicants must have “medium” proficiency in the English language. Applicants do not need to be fluent in English or French
6. Applicants are able to include their spouse, partner and dependent
7. Must have a minimum of two years of work experience in the last five years to apply. The work experience must be in one of the following 25 occupations:
Visa 457 and new changes
- 457 Sponsorship
- 457 Nomination
- 457 Visa
The 457 Visa is the standard work visa for overseas nationals. There are 3 parts to any application.
The 457 visa is a sponsored visa, so you must have an employer. You must have an occupation that is listed on the CSOL and be paid over $53,900.
Some occupations require licensing, IELTS tests and Skills Assessments.
457 Visas are very technical and we strongly recommend that you use a Migration Agent to assist you in processing the application.
457 Application Fees
Agent Fees – Sponsorship
DIAC Fees – Sponsorship
Agent Fees – Nomination
DIAC Fees – Nomination
Agent Fees – Visa
DIAC Fees – 457 Visa – Main Applicant
DIAC Fees – 457 Visa – Additional Family Applicants > 18
DIAC Fees – 457 Visa – Additional Family Applicants < 18