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  • Service: Private Enterprise, Private Companies, Immigration Services, Topics, Federal Budget
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 16/05/2013

Migration Newsflash

Migration Newsflash
Keep up-to-date with issues and developments in the immigration environment.

Migration Newsflash: 457 visa application charge increases 1 July 2013 

The 2013-14 Federal Budget papers delivered on 14 May 2013 confirmed that among the changes to the 457 visa program on 1 July 2013, there will be a significant increase to the government charge for lodging a 457 visa application.
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In addition, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has been given expanded powers to play a role in the monitoring of the subclass 457 visa program, particularly around ensuring subclass 457 visa holders are working in their nominated occupations and are receiving market rates of pay. The Budget has provided for additional funding for the FWO to undertake these activities.

 

This Migration Newsflash includes details of changes to the 457 visa application charge announced in the 2013 Federal Budget.

 

Key insights

  • The charge will rise from $455 to $900 per 457 visa application.
  • The increase is expected to increase revenues by approximately $47 million in FY2013/2014 and over $52 million in FY2014/2015.
  • The fee increase is in line with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s visa pricing initiative which is anticipated may also introduce other new charges later in the year.
 

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