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Posted on December 02 2021

Cost of lodging an application for Australia PR visa in 2023-24

By  Editor
Updated May 25 2023

Becoming permanent residents in Australia from being temporary visa holders requires obtaining an Australia PR visa. As you understand the process, knowing the expenses involved becomes a part of that knowledge. Let’s learn about the cost of Australia PR visa and the conditions attached to it in 2023.

The cost of visas generally changes from time to time and hence depends on the date you submit your application and the date Australian authorities receive your application. If the authorities receive your application at a date on which the cost of the application has increased, the new application charges will have to be paid by you.

The current cost of Australia PR visa

Visa subclass Base application charge Non-internet application charge Additional applicant charges 18 and over Additional applicant charges under 18
Subclass 491 - Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa AUD 4,115 NA AUD 2,060 AUD 1,030
Subclass 189 - Skilled Independent visa - Points-tested stream AUD 4,115 NA AUD 2,055 AUD 1,030
Subclass 190 - Skilled Nominated visa AUD 4,115 NA AUD 2,060 AUD 1,030
Subclass 891 - Investor visa AUD 2,495 NA AUD 1,245 AUD 625
Subclass 891 - Investor visa AUD 370 NA AUD 190 AUD 90
The total costs required to apply for Australia PR are AUD 8000 to AUD 9000.

General eligibility to apply for an Australia PR visa

Category  Max Points
Age (between 25 and 32 years) 30 points
Work Experience outside Australia (between 8 and 10 years) 15 points
English proficiency (8 bands) 20 points
Work Experience in Australia (between 8 and 10 years) 20 points
Skills considered niche, such as Doctorate or Master’s degree by research in Australia 10 points
Education (outside Australia) – Doctorate degree 20 points
Studies done in a regional area 5 points
Professional year in one of Australia’s skilled programs 5 points
Accredited in community language 5 points
State sponsorship (Subclass 190 visa) 5 points
De facto partner or spouse having ‘competent English’ (Don’t have to meet skills requirement or age factor) 5 points
Skilled de facto partner or spouse (Age, Skills & English language requirements need to be met) 10 points
Subclass 491 visa - Relative or regional sponsorship 15 points
Applicants without a de facto partner or spouse or where a spouse is a citizen/permanent resident of Australia citizen 10 points

You must be under 45 years old while applying to be eligible.

Benefits of Australia PR visa

As a permanent resident in Australia, you can:

  • work and study in Australia
  • remain in Australia indefinitely
  • enroll in the national health scheme of Australia, Medicare
  • sponsor relatives who are eligible for an Australia PR visa
  • apply for bank loans to purchase property
  • apply for Australian citizenship (if eligible)
  • attend English language classes for free, offered by the Adult Migrant English Program
  • travel to and from Australia for as long as your travel facility allows.
  • work in New Zealand
Know your eligibility for Australia immigration. Use the Australia points calculator.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest, or Migrate to Australia, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 immigration & visa company.

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