DIAC Fees Up by 15% from September 1

DIAC impose 15% fee increase

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship have announced that on 1st September 2013 visa application charges will again be increased – significantly. A 15% increase will be applied across the board. All visa subclasses (except student and visitor visas) will be affected.

The table below reflects the visa subclasses that will affect some of Perdaman Global Services clients:

Visa Subclass Visa Type

1 Sept 2013

Subclass 457

Temporary Work – Skilled Visa


Subclass 457

Visa Nomination


Subclass 186

Employer Nomination Scheme (plus nom)


Subclass 187

Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)


Subclass 189

Independent Skilled Migration (GSM)


Subclass 190

State/Territory Sponsored Migration (GSM)


Subclass 820/801

Onshore Partner Visa


Subclass 300/100

Offshore Partner Visa


Subclass 417

Working Holiday


The official figures have not yet been released and DIAC may round these figures up or down as they see fit. The actual figures will be released on 1 September 2013 and they will be added to the new charges just introduced on 1 July for additional applicants.

The concern for applicants is that they will try to save money by lodging applications themselves. But with the more complex lodgement requirements, new eMedical arrangements and other factors further complicating the application process applicants will risk their applications being refused.

Perdaman Global Services clients are urged to contact a representative of Perdaman Global Services to discuss in more detail. Phone 9346 8888.