Posted On : 19 April 2024     |     By : kangarooNepal

Whether to study, live or work, Australia has been a popular destination for many from around the world. Consistently ranking among the top on global indexes for quality of life, healthcare, education, and economic freedom, this country is a great place to build your career and raise a family. 

However, it isn’t particularly easy to properly understand and apply for an Australia visa. There are hundreds of different types of visas each with their own specific entry requirements and application fees. Today, we’ll be going through some of the most popular types of visas and their application fees.

Let’s get right into them:

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Australian Visa Types and Application Fees

  1. Visitor Visas

So the first and the most popular Australian visa is a Visitor Visa. This is a temporary visa that allows you to enter Australia and visit anywhere around the country for up to 12 months. There are mainly two types of tourist visas you can get and they are:

  • Tourist Visa (Subclass 600):

If you’re applying for this visa from outside Australia, it will cost you AUD 190. However, if you’re applying for this visa from within Australia, it will cost you AUD 475.

  • eVisitor (Subclass 651):

This is similar to a Tourist Visa (subclass 600) but doesn’t cost you anything. However, only individuals with a passport from these countries can apply for this visa:

– Andorra

– Austria

– Belgium

– Bulgaria

– Croatia

– Cyprus

– Czech Republic

– Denmark

– Estonia

– Finland

– France

– Germany

– Greece

– Hungary

– Iceland

– Ireland

– Italy

– Latvia

– Liechtenstein

– Lithuania

– Luxembourg

– Malta

– Monaco

– The Netherlands

– Norway

– Poland

– Portugal

– Romania

– Republic of San Marino

– Slovakia

– Slovenia

– Spain

– Sweden

– Switzerland

– United Kingdom – British Citizen

– Vatican City

  1. Student Visa (Subclass 500)
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The next type of Australian visa on our list is Student Visas. In this category, there’s 1 that most students apply for; Student Visa (Subclass 500). This visa allows students to come to Australia and study up to 5 years. Whether you’re applying for this visa from within or outside Australia, it will cost you AUD 710.

  1. Partner Visa (Subclasses 820/801, 309/100)

For individuals currently studying, working or living in Australia and looking to bring their partners or spouses to live with them, they can apply for partner visas. There are multiple types of partner visas but whether you choose Subclasses 820/801 or 309/100, it will cost you AUD 8,850.

  1. Prospective Marriage Visa (Subclass 300)

If you’re not married yet but have a prospective partner who you’re looking to bring to Australia, this visa will let you do so. However, this visa has a condition that you will need to marry before the visa period ends. Nonetheless, this visa also costs AUD 8,850 to apply for.

  1. Parent Visa (Subclass 103)

You can also bring your parents to Australia to live with you through the Parent Visa (Subclass 103) which will cost you AUD 4,990.

  1. Temporary Work Visas

Now if you’re looking to enter Australia temporarily for work, there are many visa types to choose from.

  • Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482)

This visa allows skilled workers to come to Australia and work for employers who aren’t able to find suitable skilled employees within the country. It allows you to stay for up to 2 years. However, if an International Trade Obligation (ITO) applies to you, you can stay up to 4 years, or if you have a Hong Kong passport, you can stay up to 5 years. The application fee for this visa is AUD 1,455.

  • Skilled – Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476)

This visa allows recent engineering graduates to live, work or study in Australia for up to 18 months. This visa application will cost you AUD 465.

  1. Permanent Work Visas
  • Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186)

This is a permanent residency (PR) visa that allows skilled workers to live and work in Australia. The application fee for this visa is AUD 4,640.

  • Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189):

The Skilled Independent Visa is much like the Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186) but for eligible New Zealand citizens and Hong Kong or British National (Overseas) passport holders. If you’re a New Zealand citizen, you can apply for this visa without any cost but otherwise the application fee is AUD 4,640.

  • Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190):

This is also a similar type of visa where state or territory nomination is required. The application fee for this visa is AUD 4,640.

Final Say

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So, there you have it. All the popular visa types and their application fees summed up in one neat blog. It is crucial to remember that these are the current fees as of 18th April 2024 and are subject to change. You can either get in touch with us or check the official website of the Department of Home Affairs for the most up-to-date application fees.

Hopefully, we’ve covered the type of Australian visa you’re intending to apply for. But if we’ve missed it, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as we’re more than happy to review your particular case and help you out with your visa application.

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