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Visa application costs & processing time

Visa application costs and processing time

Temporary Employer Sponsored Visa Costs

The current Visa Application Charge for the Business (Long Stay) Temporary Subclass 457 Visa is AU$900.

- $900 (included Spouse / De Facto Partner or Additional Applicant 18 years and over)

- $225 (included Child or Additional Applicant under 18 years)

A $700 subsequent temporary application charge may also be payable when the visa applicant lodges a visa application for certain temporary visas whilst in Australia. This charge does not apply to the first visa that is granted when the applicant is in Australia. This charge will be paid by each person in an application and is based on your individual temporary visa history. This charge will be paid in addition to any other visa charges that apply to your visa application at the time of lodgement.

The current Nomination Charge is AU$330 per nomination.

The current Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS) Application Charge is AU$420

These fees are subject to change by DIAC – please contact our office for confirmation.

Permanent Visa Costs

The Nomination Charge payable to DIAC is AU$540.

The DIAC Visa Application Charge for the ENS Subclass 186 Visa (Permanent Visa) is currently AU$3,060 (for single applicants).

Payment must be made at the time of application and it is non-refundable.

Cost Guide

Below is a general guide regarding the costs involved in making an ENS Visa (Permanent Employer Sponsorship) application.

Type of Cost Fee Notes
Visa Application Charges




  • This fee includes the visa applicant.
  • This fee covers included Spouse / De Facto Partner or Additional Applicant 18 years and over
  • This fee covers one Child or Additional Applicant under 18 years
Medical Examination Approx. AU$400 per applicant
  • This fee is payable for each person included in your application and must be paid directly to the doctor conducting your examination.
Character Clearance (police check) Variable
  • This fee is payable to the police authorities in the countries where you have lived for 12 months or more.
Certification / Translation of documents Variable
  • This fee is payable to the person responsible for certifying / translating your documents.

Processing times will vary from state to state and according to business circumstances.

Processing time is generally 1 to 3 months for Employer Nomination Scheme Visas lodged as Decision Ready.

Please call for the processing time for a 457 Visa.

The Level 1 Service allows for a professional assessment of your visa eligibility and preparation of a written document containing advice, information, application forms and support to manage a employer sponsored visa application.

This is our most popular service and many clients have successfully utilised this affordable alternative to traditional migration consultancy.

This service also comes with our ongoing email support. Our email support is now unlimited. It is our interest to ensure our clients are satisfied with our service, and if successful in migration know they can rely on us for any help and support they may need to make the transition to Australian life as easy as possible.