Immigration and Citizenship
Visa Application Charge — increase
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The Government will increase the visa application charge for tourist visas by $25 from $75 to $100 per application overseas, and from $215 to $240 for all related visa extensions in Australia. The Government will also increase visa application charges for temporary residence visas by $60 from $190 to $250, and residents return visas by $120 from $120 to $240. These increases will be implemented on 1 July 2008.
The measure also includes an increase to the fee for certificate of evidence of residency from $70 to $100.
The changes will better reflect visa processing costs, and more closely align Australian visa application charges with other countries international competitors while still maintaining Australia's competitiveness in tourism and skilled migration.
This measure will increase revenue by $179.4 million over four years.
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