Money Saving Options for Some Partner Visas
Immigration raised the visa application charges for partner visas by around 50% from 1 January.
The new charges mean that to sponsor a partner with one dependent child to Australia, the application charges have gone up from $6,865 to $8,585 (onshore) and from $3,855 to $5,785 (offshore).
For an application for only a partner with no dependents, the application charges have gone up from $4,575 to $6,865 (onshore) and from $3,085 to $4,630 (offshore).
In the case of Fiancée visas, the initial application charge for the Fiancée visa is the same as the offshore partner visa, and then later, an onshore partner visa application, brings the total application charges up to around the full cost of an onshore partner visa.
Happily, in some cases it is possible to convert a Fiancée application into an offshore partner visa, thus saving around $3,000 in application charges (for a partner with one dependent child) and saving around 3 years in processing time through to permanent residence.
If you are applying for a Fiancée visa and your initial visa has not yet been granted, contact Career Up for an assessment to see if you can make these substantial savings in time and money.
If you are not able to access these savings, contact Career Up to assess your options and prepare, submit, and manage your application process with safety and surety.
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