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Australia Student Visa Fee Hike: Applicable from 1st July 2024

Jul 04, 2024

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The Australian Government is continuously working towards the Migration Strategy to provide the best experience to international students.

As such, to address record migration and the challenges that come along, the Australian Government has implemented a substantial increase in student visa fees.  As announced recently, the student visa application fee for Subclass 500 visas will now be AUS$1,600. This change is already in effect from 1 July 2024, and it signifies a notable 125% hike from the previous fee of AUS$710.

Apart from the changes in visa application fees for the main applicant, the Government has also revised charges for the accompanying applicants. For each accompanying applicant aged 18 years and above, the additional applicant charge will be AUS$1,445. For accompanying family members under 18 years, the additional applicant charge will be AUS$390. 

Following this announcement, the Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil stated, "The changes coming into force today will help restore integrity to our international education system, and create a migration system which is fairer, smaller, and better able to deliver for Australia.” 

This is yet another important change for international students that was announced in recent months. Previously, the Government had made changes to the minimum fund requirements for student visas and announced the end of visa hopping from visitor to student visa for Australia

Among all these changes a welcoming update is that Australia’s minimum wage got a boost. 

So those planning to study in Australia need not get disheartened as this is still a leading destination for genuine international students. 

Approach KC’s Australia Experts and get complete clarity on all the latest changes and the way forward. Our team has a solution for every upcoming challenge, and they will ensure a desirable admit for you. 

From initial counselling and test preparation to overseas education loan assistance and visa processing benefit from our end-to-end services by approaching us at your earliest!

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