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The Department of Home Affairs specifies the increased Visa Application Charges (VAC) for the majority of visas with the exception of the Subclass 600 Visitor visa. The upsurges reflect a 2.25% CPI increase published in the 2019/20 Budget Paper No 1 AND the 5.4% increase announced in the Visa Application Charge (VAC)- Uplift announced as a part of the 2019/20 Federal Budget, a total of 7.65% increase. […]

What is an Australian points-based system? Australia has a program known as General Skilled Migration, where immigrants applying for a visa are typically selected based on ‘economically relevant characteristics’ such as education, language skills and work experience. This does not apply to refugees and asylum seekers and there are other visas available with different requirements, […]