Increase in Partner Visa Application Charges – Affecting Those Lodging Applications Outside Australia

Following today’s Federal Budget we have been notified of an increase in the Department of Immigration’s Visa Application Charges affecting those who lodge a Partner visa application outside Australia after the end of June 2015.

At present for offshore partner visa applications the VAC payable by the main applicant is A$4,630.

For applications lodged on or after the 1st of July, 2015 the VAC increases to A$6,865, to bring the VAC into line with the VAC payable by onshore partner visa applicants.

This is clearly a significant increase in A$ and percentage terms for intending offshore partner visa applicants.

It should be remembered that while it is desirable to have all supporting documentation to hand when lodging a visa application a valid partner visa application does not require this documentation to be to hand at that time.

If you are intending to apply for a partner visa outside Australia and are comfortable you will have documentation to validate your relationship in the near future we recommend not delaying the submission of your application while the documentation becomes available if you want to save yourself over A$2,200.

Go Matilda Visas has many years of experience preparing and managing partner visa applications.

We will be pleased to have a no obligation discussion with you regarding an intended partner visa application, how we can help, and our fees.

We are pleased to offer a no interest fees by instalment plan to all who we assist with a partner visa application.

Complete the enquiry form on the right hand side of this page, and we will be delighted to have a no obligation initial discussion with you.