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Fees and charges for visas

​Subsequent temporary application charge

The subsequent temporary application charge applies to certain temporary visas.

This charge is payable by each person in your application and is based on their individual visa history. The subsequent temporary application charge, if applicable, is payable in addition to any other visa charges that apply to your visa application at the time of lodgement.

This charge is not paid for the following visa application:

  • bridging, criminal justice or enforcement
  • permanent.

Exemptions for the subsequent temporary application charge

The subsequent temporary application charge will not be charged for applications where at least one of the following applies:

  • the base application charge for your application is nil
  • the visa pricing table does not show a subsequent temporary application charge
  • the visa pricing table shows the subsequent temporary application charge as nil
  • the visa pricing table shows the subsequent temporary application charge as N/A
  • the applicant is outside Australia while making their substantive temporary visa application
  • the applicant is making their first substantive temporary visa application in Australia
  • the subsequent temporary application charge formula evaluates the charge to nil.

How to calculate the subsequent temporary application charge

The subsequent temporary application charge is calculated for each applicant.

​StepAction​​Result/Action
​1Are you in Australia applying for a visa of a kind specified in Table 1?If yes,
  • go to step 2
If no,
  • the charge is $0.
​2​​Do you hold, or was the last substantive visa you held, a visa of a kind specified in table 2?If yes,
  • 3
If no,
  • the charge is $0.
​3​Did you apply for a visa specified in ‘Table 2’ when you were in Australia?​If yes,
  • go to step 4
If no,
  • the charge is $0.​
​4

​Do any of these situations apply?
a) Was the 'Table 2' visa for a new-born child, born after the primary applicant applied for the visa?
b) Was the 'Table 2' visa granted to the applicant by operation of law?
c) Was the 'Table 2' visa granted as a result of the Minister exercising his or her ministerial intervention powers?
d) Was the 'Table 2' visa granted without the applicant making an application?
e) Was the ‘Table 2’ visa a student visa which you were required to apply for because an education provider defaulted and was no longer able to deliver a course?

​If a) or b) or c) or d) or e) is yes,
  • the charge for the applicant is $0.
If a) and b) and c) and d) and e) is no
  • the subsequent temporary application charges applies to the applicant.

Definitions

Operation of law - Some visas are granted by operation of law. This may include:

  • some Special Persons visas
  • Enforcement visas
  • Absorbed Persons visas
  • Ex citizen visas
  • visas granted to newborn babies.

Substantive visa means a visa other than:

  • a bridging visa
  • a criminal justice visa
  • an enforcement visa.

Table 1 - Temporary visas being applied for

Visa subclassTitle
408Temporary Activity
407Training
457Temporary Work (Skilled)
462Work and Holiday
500Student
590Student Guardian
600Visitor
676Tourist

Table 2 - Previous visas applied for in Australia

Visa subclass Title
401Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)
402Training and Research - Occupational Trainee stream
402Training and Research – Research stream
407Training visa
408Temporary Activity visa
416Special Program
417Working Holiday
419Visiting Academic
420Temporary Work (Entertainment)
426Domestic Worker - Diplomatic and Consular
442Occupational Trainee
457Temporary Work (Skilled)
462Work and Holiday
500Student
570Independent ELICOS Sector
571Schools Sector
572Vocational Education and Training Sector
573Higher Education Sector
574Post-Graduate Research Sector
575Non-Award Sector
576Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector
580Student Guardian
590Student Guardian
600Visitor
602Medical Treatment
676Tourist
685Medical Treatment (Long Stay)

Examples of when the subsequent temporary application charge is paid

The following examples relating to the Subsequent Temporary Application Charge are given as a general illustration of charges. There are a number of variations in the fees and charges, and you should consult the Visa Pricing Table to verify which charges apply to you.

Example 1. Single Applicant.

1. Fritz applies for, and is granted a Visitor (subclass 600) visa – Tourist stream in his home country. Fritz has to pay the base application charge for this visa as the main applicant.

  • The subsequent temporary application charge does not apply as the visa was granted while the applicant was outside Australia.

Therefore, the visa application charge is made up of:

1 x base application charge of AUD130 for Fritz as the main applicant
=
Total visa application charge of AUD130

2. While he is in Australia and before his Visitor visa expires, Fritz applies for a further Visitor (subclass 600) visa in the Tourist stream.

  • Fritz has to pay the base application charge for this visa as the main applicant.
  • He does not have to pay the subsequent temporary application charge as the visa Fritz currently holds was applied for when he was outside Australia.

Therefore, the visa application charge is made up of:

1 x base application charge of AUD335 for Fritz as the main applicant
=
Total visa application charge of AUD335

Fritz successfully lodges the visa application and the visa is granted.

3. Before the Visitor visa expires, Fritz applies for another Visitor (subclass 600) visa in the Tourist stream. This is the second temporary visa that Fritz is applying for while he is in Australia.

  • Fritz has to pay the base application charge for this visa as the main applicant.
  • Fritz now has to pay the subsequent temporary application charge as,
    1. Fritz is applying for the visa that is liable for the subsequent temporary application charge
    2. Fritz is applying for the visa while he is in Australia
    3. the visa Fritz currently holds counts towards the subsequent temporary application charge and was applied for while Fritz was in Australia.

The visa application charge is made up of:

1 x base application charge of AUD335 for Fritz as the main applicant
+
1 x subsequent temporary application charge of AUD700 for Fritz
(this is his second application for a temporary visa that he made in Australia)
=
Total visa application charge of AUD1035*

Note: If Fritz had left Australia before the expiry of the first Visitor visa that he applied for while in Australia, and applied for further Visitor visa in his home country or another location outside Australia, the subsequent temporary application charge would not have applied.

Example 2. Family.

Jill is currently studying a Bachelors of Accounting in Australia on a Student visa (subclass 573 – Higher Education Sector) which she applied for in the UK.

Veronica is Jill's 15 year old daughter and was included in Jill's application as her dependant.

Jill and Veronica have not applied for any other visas since their arrival in Australia on the 573 student visa.

Mark is Jill's husband and initially came to Australia on a Visitor visa (subclass 600) and subsequently decided to apply for a dependant visa under Jill's student visa. His student visa (as a dependent of Jill) was granted whilst he was in Australia.

Jill and her family have decided to apply for a further Student visa (subclass 573). They are applying for this visa online.

What is the Visa Application Charge for their application?

Jill

Jill works through the table as follows:

StepActionJill's answers/actions
(i)Are you in Australia applying for a visa of a kind specified in Table 1?Yes
Jill looks at next question
(ii)Do you hold, or was the last substantive visa you held, a visa of a kind specified in Table 2?Yes
Jill looks at next question
(iii)Did you apply for a visa specified in 'Table 2' when you were in Australia?No
Therefore, Jill does not have to pay the subsequent temporary application charge.

Mark

Mark works through the table as follows:

StepActionMarks's answers/actions
(i)Are you in Australia applying for a visa of a kind specified in Table 1?Yes
Mark looks at next question
(ii)Do you hold, or was the last substantive visa you held, a visa of a kind specified in Table 2?Yes
Mark looks at next question
(iii)Did you apply for a visa specified in 'Table 2' when you were in Australia?Yes
Mark looks at next question
(iv)Do any of these situations apply?
  • Was the 'Table 2' visa for a new-born child, born after the primary applicant applied for the visa? or
  • Was the 'Table 2' visa granted to the applicant by operation of law? or
  • Was the 'Table 2' visa granted as a result of the Minister exercising his or her ministerial intervention powers?
  • Was the 'Table 2' visa granted without the applicant making an application?
No Therefore, Mark has to pay the subsequent temporary application charge.

Veronica

Veronica works through the table as follows:

Step

Action

Veronica's answers/actions
(i)Are you in Australia applying for a visa of a kind specified in Table 1?Yes
Veronica looks at next question
(ii)Do you hold, or was the last substantive visa you held, a visa of a kind specified in Table 2?Yes
Veronica looks at next question
(iii)Did you apply for a visa specified in 'Table 2' when you were in Australia?No
Therefore, Veronica does not have to pay the subsequent temporary application charge.

Total visa application charge is calculated as follows.

Name

Components payable

Price

JillBase Application Charge$535
MarkAdditional Applicant Charge (18 and over)$405
Subsequent Temporary Application Charge$700
VeronicaAdditional Applicant Charge (under 18)$135
  TOTAL Visa Application Charge Payable $1775

Example 3. Single applicant.

Mary arrived in Australia as a student visa holder and after she has completed her studies, she applied for and was granted a Temporary Work (subclass 457) visa whilst she was in Australia. Her employer now wishes to sponsor Mary for a permanent visa.

Mary is now applying for a visa under the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186).

What is the Visa Application Charge for her application?

  • Mary checks the Visa Pricing Table and sees that she has to pay the base application charge for Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa.
  • Mary sees that the Visa Pricing Table does not show the Subsequent Temporary Application Charge for subclass 186.
  • Just to be sure, Mary then works out whether she has to pay the subsequent temporary application charge by using the table on Subsequent Temporary Application Charge - Calculation

Mary works through the table as follows:

StepActionMary's answers/actions
(i)Are you in Australia applying for a visa of a kind specified in Table 1?Mary is in Australia but her visa (Subclass 186) is not listed in Table 1.
The answer is: No
Therefore, Mary does not have to pay the subsequent temporary application charge.

The Base Application Charge for Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) is $3520. Mary does not have any dependents therefore will not need to consider any additional applicant charges payable.
The total Visa Application Charge for Mary's application is $3520.F​​​​​​​​​​​​