Jump to content
George Lombard

New Visa Application Charges announced

Recommended Posts

VACs (visa application charges) for July now announced, these are the major ones:

 

 

Old

New

 

 

$2 525

$2 575

 

$3 510

$3 575

 

$1 705

$1 735

 

$230

$235

 

 

$13 730

$15 185

 

$12 430

$13 745

 

$1 485

$1 640

 

$34 330

$37 965

 

 

Cheers,

 

George Lombard


George Lombard LLB(Hons) Fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia

MARN 9601056 george[at]austimmigration[dot]com[dot]au

www.austimmigration.com.au

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Gollywobbler

Hi George

 

Thanks very much for the information above.

 

The increase in the 2nd Instalment for CPVs is $3635 per parent according to Excel.

 

That is a steep hike in fees at a time when the Aussie dollar is strong against most other currencies and is likely to remain so.

 

I don't know whether the increase is 10.6%. The AGA recommends an increase of this amount in the 2010-2011 Composite Index:

 

Calculation of Contributory Parent Visa Composite Index for 2010/11 — Australian Government Actuary

 

My command of maths really doesn't go above 2 + 2 so I can't understand a word of the Composite index and I don't know how to get the % differential between $34,330 and $37, 965. If isn't exactly 10.6% it must be somewhere thereabouts, I imagine?

 

This is where I rely on someone like Alan Collett of Go Matilda to tell me what the percentage increase is and to make the maths simple enough for a twit like me to understand it.

 

Cheers

 

Gill

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Gill,

 

It's 10.58% I think. Multiplied by two (in the case where there are two applicants) and you've got 7000 reasons to lodge your contributory parent visa application before 1 July.

 

Cheers,

 

George Lombard


George Lombard LLB(Hons) Fellow of the Migration Institute of Australia

MARN 9601056 george[at]austimmigration[dot]com[dot]au

www.austimmigration.com.au

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×