Australia PR 189 / 190 visa Government Fees / Cost

Australia PR 189 / 190 visa Government Fees - Skilled independent

Skilled subclass 189 / 190 189 (New Zealand Stream)
Adult (18+ years) AUD $3,755 AUD $3,750
Additional Adult - dependent (18+ years) AUD $1,875 AUD $1,875
Child (Less than 18 years) AUD $940 AUD $945

You can pay via your international visa / Mastercard / American Express debit or credit card.
Discover card is NOT accepted at this time.

Australian Visa fees are Non-Refundable

Fees are not refunded if the visa is rejected.

Second Installment Fees - For Dependent’s English

For applicants who have turned 18 at the time of application and who are assessed as not having functional English, the second installment is AUD $4,885.

For any other applicant, the second installment is Zero (0).

Use these documents to prove dependent’s functional English to save on this fees.

Other Australian PR costs

There are other costs associated with applying for Australian PR at different levels of application.

Type Per Person
Education & Work Assessment fees (ACS) AUD $ 500
Police Clearance Certificate Fees (Varies by country) USD $18 (FBI)
English language test fees USD $ 200 (PTE) USD $230 (IELTS)
Medical Examination Fees (varies by country) USD $350 (USA) INR 6000 (India)

Payment by Debit / Credit card Surcharge

If you pay using debit or credit card listed below, an additional surcharge is added on top of the fees listed above

Debit/Credit Surcharge
PayPal 1.00%
Visa / Mastercard 1.32%
American Express 1.40%
JCB 1.40%
Union Pay 1.90%
Diners Club International 1.99%
Discover Not accepted

Some people like to pay with travel Forex card though to save currency conversion fees and foreign transaction charges charged by credit card banking company.

Source: Australia Fees