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funonrun Aug 18th 2021 11:57 am

Visitor Visa Pricing
 
Hi,

I am in the process of applying 3rd time visitor visa for my mother, while trying to find the visa pricing for 3rd application, I am socked to see that I will have to pay "subsequent temporary application charge " which is $700 and over all cost come to $1000, can't understand such a huge charges for subsequent application, as she is unable to travel due to international border closure and unavailability of commercial passenger flights.

Was wondering did anyone face similar situation and ended up paying such a huge amount and is there any alternative ?

(PS: First application was offshore, Second - Onshore & third application would be onshore)

Appreciate any response

Cheers

spouse of scouse Aug 19th 2021 12:43 am

Re: Visitor Visa Pricing
 

Originally Posted by funonrun (Post 13041868)
Hi,

I am in the process of applying 3rd time visitor visa for my mother, while trying to find the visa pricing for 3rd application, I am socked to see that I will have to pay "subsequent temporary application charge " which is $700 and over all cost come to $1000, can't understand such a huge charges for subsequent application, as she is unable to travel due to international border closure and unavailability of commercial passenger flights.

Was wondering did anyone face similar situation and ended up paying such a huge amount and is there any alternative ?

(PS: First application was offshore, Second - Onshore & third application would be onshore)

Appreciate any response

Cheers

See Example 1 in this link https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...ication-charge

Paul Hand Aug 23rd 2021 10:29 am

Re: Visitor Visa Pricing
 

Originally Posted by funonrun (Post 13041868)
Hi,

I am in the process of applying 3rd time visitor visa for my mother, while trying to find the visa pricing for 3rd application, I am socked to see that I will have to pay "subsequent temporary application charge " which is $700 and over all cost come to $1000, can't understand such a huge charges for subsequent application, as she is unable to travel due to international border closure and unavailability of commercial passenger flights.

Was wondering did anyone face similar situation and ended up paying such a huge amount and is there any alternative ?

(PS: First application was offshore, Second - Onshore & third application would be onshore)

Appreciate any response

Cheers

There is no way around this for a subclass 600 visa subsequent application. You could look into a subclass 408 'Covid' visa. There are, though, plenty of flights available out of Australia and no 'border closure' for outbound temporary visa holders.

funonrun Aug 24th 2021 2:14 am

Re: Visitor Visa Pricing
 
Paul Hand
thanks for your response, though I had gone ahead and applied and was granted another year of subclass 600 visa, can't really understand why visa charges are bumped on subsequent application, which indirectly portrays Gov doesn't wants tourist to stay in the country who are directly/indirectly contributing to the economy in some forms.

spouse of scouse Aug 24th 2021 6:37 am

Re: Visitor Visa Pricing
 

Originally Posted by funonrun (Post 13043819)
Paul Hand
thanks for your response, though I had gone ahead and applied and was granted another year of subclass 600 visa, can't really understand why visa charges are bumped on subsequent application, which indirectly portrays Gov doesn't wants tourist to stay in the country who are directly/indirectly contributing to the economy in some forms.

Perhaps the government doesn't want to encourage people who arrive on a 1 year visitor visa to stay for 3 years?

The bottom line is that all governments have the right to set their own visa charges, they're clearly shown on the Department of Home Affairs website so there shouldn't be any surprises, and people have the choice whether or not to apply.

Congratulations to your mum for getting her third visitor visa, I hope she enjoys her time in Australia.

Paul Hand Aug 24th 2021 12:19 pm

Re: Visitor Visa Pricing
 

Originally Posted by funonrun (Post 13043819)
Paul Hand
which indirectly portrays Gov doesn't wants tourist to stay in the country who are directly/indirectly contributing to the economy in some forms.

There's nothing indirect about it; they do not like multiple onshore rollovers of temporary visas and the charge is intended to discourage this. Absent Covid, it would be extremely unlikely that you would get more than 12 months consecutive stay on a visitor granted.


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