You are required to pay the scheduled application charge for the appropriate type of visa or citizenship application. We cannot start processing your application until the correct fee has been received, as the application is legally not valid.
The visa/citizenship application charge should be paid by credit card. Acceptable cards include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners and JCB International. The Visa Application Charge will be debited in Australian dollars.
For applicants travelling in a group payment on a single credit card is the preferred method of payment.
If you send your application by post or drop your application off at the Embassy without appointment, the card holder must provide a completed and signed Credit Card Authorisation Form with the application. If the correct form is not provided or we are unable to deduct the charge from the credit card, the application will be returned unprocessed.
Application charges can also be paid at any office of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) in Australia on your behalf. In this case, you should include a copy of the payment receipt with your application.
Application Charge - Amounts
For current visa application charges, please click here: Visa application fees
For charges for registration as a citizen by descent, please click here: Citizenship application fees
Increase in Partner Visa Application Charge from 1 January 2015
On 15 December 2014, the Australian Government announced its intention to increase the Visa Application Charge for Partner visas. The new pricing arrangements will apply to Partner visa applications lodged on, or after 1 January 2015.
How much is the Visa Application Charge (VAC) now for Partner or Prospective Marriage visas?
The amount will vary based on your circumstances. You can calculate the total cost for your visa using the Visa Pricing Table
What subclasses are affected?
This increase will apply to permanent Partner visas (subclasses 100 and 801), provisional Partner visas (309 and 820) and the Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300).
What if I have already lodged my application?
The new fee will only apply to Partner visa applications lodged on, or after 1 January 2015. This increase will not affect you if you lodged a valid application prior to 1 January 2015.
Migration agents and tour operators submitting group applications with a single credit card payment covering all Visa Application Charges (VACs) in person, must provide details of all applications for which the credit card payment applies (ie list of applicants, visa type and fee amount for each applicant).