Australian Partner Visa Costs

All costs you may expect during a partner visa application

Australian Partner Visa Cost 

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Onshore Partner Visa Subclass 820 801 

If you are applying for an onshore partner visa (Subclass 820 801) in Australia, the Australian partner visa cost to the Department of Home Affairs is AUD7,850. This cost is also known as VAC (Visa Application Cost).

If you are adding someone to your application who is 18 years old or over, the additional applicant charge is AUD3,930. If that person is under 18, the additional applicant charge is AUD1,965.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
BASE APPLICATION CHARGE (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE 18 AND OVER (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE UNDER 18 (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PARTNER VISA

SUBCLASS 820 801

AUD7,850

AUD3,930

AUD1,965

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Subclass 820 801 (application by Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) holder)

If you are applying for a partner visa (Subclass 820 801) in Australia while holding a Prospective Marriage visa, the base application charge to the Department of Home Affairs is AUD1,310. This cost is also known as VAC (Visa Application Cost).

If you are adding someone to your application who is 18 years old or over, the additional applicant charge is AUD660. If that person is under 18, the additional applicant charge is AUD325.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
BASE APPLICATION CHARGE (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE 18 AND OVER (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE UNDER 18 (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PARTNER VISA

SUBCLASS 820 801 FOR PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA HOLDER

AUD1,310

AUD660

AUD325

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Offshore Partner Visa Subclass 309 100 

If you are applying for an offshore partner visa (Subclass 309 100) in Australia, the base application charge to the Department of Home Affairs is AUD7,850. This cost is also known as VAC (Visa Application Cost).

If you are adding someone to your application who is 18 years old or over, the additional applicant charge is AUD3,930. If that person is under 18, the additional applicant charge is AUD1,965.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
BASE APPLICATION CHARGE (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE 18 AND OVER (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE UNDER 18 (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PARTNER VISA

SUBCLASS 309 100

AUD7,850

AUD3,930

AUD1,965

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Offshore Prospective Marriage Visa Subclass 300 

If you are applying for an offshore Prospective Marriage visa (Subclass 300) in Australia, the base application charge to the Department of Home Affairs is AUD7,850. This cost is also known as VAC (Visa Application Cost).

If you are adding someone to your application who is 18 years old or over, the additional applicant charge is AUD3,930. If that person is under 18, the additional applicant charge is AUD1,965.

Bear in mind that if you hold a Prospective Marriage visa, later on you will need to apply for an onshore partner visa subclass 820 801. However, you will have a discount. In this case, the base application charge to the Department of Home Affairs is AUD1,310. If you are adding someone to your application who is 18 years old or over, the additional applicant charge is AUD660. If that person is under 18, the additional applicant charge is AUD325.

PARTNER VISA TYPE (SUBCLASS)
BASE APPLICATION CHARGE (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE 18 AND OVER (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)
ADDITIONAL APPLICANT CHARGE UNDER 18 (DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS)

PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA

SUBCLASS 300

AUD7,850

AUD3,930

AUD1,965

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Credit Card Surcharge 

If you pay for your Australian partner visa application charges by credit card or by PayPal, a surcharge may apply.

  • Visa or Mastercard: the credit card surcharge rate is 1.32%
  • American Express or JCB: surcharge of 1.40%
  • Union Pay: surcharges are 1.90%
  • Diners Club International: 1.99% surcharge.
  • PayPal surcharges: 1.00%.

Australian Partner Visa Cost – Migration Agent or Lawyer Fees 

Many couples choose to engage the services of a Registered Migration Agent or Lawyer.

Migration agents or lawyers will manage, prepare and lodge the sponsorship and visa application.

If your case is not straight forward it’s highly recommended that you get professional advice from a Migration Lawyer instead of a Migration Agent.

Migration agents or lawyers fees could possibly double your Australian partner visa cost. But it’s something that will increase considerably your chances of getting a partner visa approved.

The refusal rate for partner visas in Australia is very high. In 2018, 42% of partner visas were denied. Most of them were lodged by applicants without the help of a migration agent or lawyer.

Partner Visa service fees usually depend on the experience and expertise of the agents or lawyers

You would better off looking for Migration Lawyers specialised in partner visas.

It’s like medicine. If you have a serious heart problem, you will contact the best cardiologist. Not a General Practitioner.

Otherwise, you could jeopardise your whole application.

Gold Migration specialises in Partner Visas.

Our lawyers have solved the most complex partner visa cases in Australia.

In 2020 we were rated best Partner Visa Lawyers in Australia by TTL (Top-10 Lawyers).

Gold Migration Lawyers service fees for a partner or prospective marriage visa application are based on the complexity of the cases.

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Other Australian Partner Visa Costs

Below are some extra costs you may expect during your partner visa application.

Health Examination Costs

Partner visa applicants from some countries are required to undertake a health assessment, If they haven’t completed a health assessment in the 12 months prior to applying for a partner visa.

Fees for health assessments will depend on which examinations are required, as well as the applicant’s age and country of origin.

In Australia, Bupa Visa Medical Services operates medical centres around Australia on behalf of the Department of Home Affairs.

Bupa’s fees start from $227.10 for a medical examination at centres in major cities in Australia. That’s something to be considered when you are calculating your total Australian partner visa cost.

Biometrics Costs

Visa applicants from some countries may also be required to undertake a biometrics collection by the Department of Home Affairs.

Biometrics are collected through a quick and easy process that captures a photograph of your face and a 10-digit electronic fingerprint.

When you lodge your application online, you will be sent a request to provide personal identifiers (biometrics) via email. You should make an appointment to attend an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in person to provide your biometrics. Take a copy of that email and your passport to the appointment.

Biometrics collection fees differ in each country. For example, if you are applying for an offshore partner visa from Cambodia, the Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) in Phnom Penh charges $34 USD per person for a biometrics collection. Another expense to be added up to the total amount of your Australian partner visa cost.

Police Certificate Costs

If you and your partner (and any additional applicant over the age of 18) have spent more than 12 months in any country since the age of 16, you will need to obtain a police certificate from each of those countries as part of the partner visa application.

The costs to apply for a police certificate will vary depending on the country.

In Australia, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) charges a fee of $42 AUD to issue a national police certificate for the purposes of immigration.

Translation of Document Costs

Any document to be submitted as part of your partner visa application which is not in English will need to be translated into English. And that will add up to the Australian partner visa cost.

When documents are translated in Australia, they must be accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

If the documents are translated overseas they don’t need to be accredited. However, it must include in English the full name of the translator, their address, phone number, and qualifications and experience they have in the language they are translating.

Usually translation fees are based on the number of words or pages on the document, as well as the location of the translator.

For example, Opal Translation, a NAATI certified translator in Australia may charge around $69 AUD for a Marriage Certificate Translation and $350 AUD for a Marriage Certificate Translation with Affidavit.

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