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Australian Migration Agent's Commitments

Frequently Asked Questions

You will find answers here to the most commonly asked questions about Australian migration and citizenship. Important terms and phrases are also explained here.

Click on a question or scroll down the page to view general answer:

  1. When do I need a visa for Australia?
  2. How do I become an Australian citizen?
  3. How do I apply for a visa to Australia?
  4. How long does it take to process an application?
  5. How can Beyderwellen & Company help?
  6. What are my chances of success?
  7. What will a visa application cost?
  8. What are Beyderwellen & Company's fees?
  9. What happens when my Australian permanent visa is granted?
  10. What will my Australian visa permit me to do?
  11. Will I receive evidence of my visa if my application is successful?
  12. Will my visa cease when I leave Australia?
  13. Am I required to provide information and documents to the Department when I arrive in Australia or leave Australia?
  14. What happens to my visa if my passport is lost or stolen?
  15. How do I know if I am a "lawful non-citizen"?
  16. What happens if my Australian visa expires?
  17. Do I need to advise the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) if I change my address?
  18. What do I do if my circumstances change?
  19. Can I remain in Australia permanently on a bridging visa?
  20. Can I apply for permission to work while in Australia?
  21. Can I have a Working Holiday in Australia?
  22. If I need a visa, can it be granted to me without applying for it?
  23. Can I apply for more than one visa at a time?
  24. Can I hold more than one visa at a time?
  25. I want to work in Australia. Can you help me?
  26. Can I appeal the decision to refuse to grant a visa or to cancel a visa?
  27. What is the Australian Migration Program?
  28. How does the migration regulatory scheme work?

The only real question to ask yourself is this.


Q7: What will a visa application cost?

Fees payable (if any) to the Australian Government vary for permanent, temporary and other resident visas.

Depending upon the class of visa for which you apply, you may also need to pay an additional fee for such things as

  • A pre-application assessment of your occupational qualifications
  • Police checks
  • Health examinations
  • Financial business reporting
  • English language testing
  • Translations
  • Certifications

Examples of Government fees in $AUD (as of 02 July, 2016 *subject to change*):

  • Permanent Migration
    Individual immigration ('Points Test') - 3,600.00
    Business person migration - 6,990.00
    Parent - 2,490.00
    Partner (Spouse/De facto/Prospective) - 6,865.00
  • Temporary Migration
    Employer Sponsorship (457, SBS) - 1,060.00
    Establishing a business (Provisional) - 4,780.00

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