Student Visa Application Fee Increases

Student Visa Application Fee Increases

As of 1 July 2024, the fee for international student visas will increase from $710 to $1,600. Visit our VAC page for all fee changes.

Alongside this change, a number of previously announced elements of the Migration Strategy also come into effect, including:

  • Increasing the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) from $70,000 to $73,150 based on annual indexation, the second increase under this Government after it was frozen for a decade at $53,900
  • Shortening the duration of Temporary Graduate Visas and reducing the age eligibility
  • Ending visa hopping by closing the loopholes that allow students and other temporary visa holders to continuously extend their stay in Australia, in some cases indefinitely
  • Enhancing mobility for temporary skilled migrants to reduce exploitation and drive productivity, by extending the amount of time temporary skilled migrants can remain in Australia between employer sponsors from 60 days to 180 days
  • Implementing the Strengthening Employer Compliance Bill 2023 to provide new criminal measures against employers engaging in the exploitation of migrants
  • Introducing the Workplace Justice Visa Pilot to enable temporary visa holders to remain in Australia for a short period when pursuing workplace justice.
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