The Department of Home Affairs has announced that from July 1, 2018, many Australian visa applications charges (VACs) will increase.


Please be aware that from July 1 when submitting your visa application you must be sure to pay the correct charge. Paying the wrong fee could slow down the processing of your application. Please ask Migration Ways, if you are unsure about your visa application charge payment.


Please keep in mind that the Department of Home Affairs does charge a fee when you pay your government VAC with a credit card or via other online service. There is no other way to pay this government fee except by credit/debit card and online services. In the following the Department of Home Affairs states the fees the government charges for the use of credit cards:
“A surcharge may apply if you pay your visa application charges, sponsorship or nomination fees by card or by an online payment. These charges may also increase. The surcharge will also apply to Debit Visa cards and Debit MasterCards when making payments online.”