Here is an overview of the subsequent temporary application charge, when it applies and the amount payable.

What is the Subsequent Temporary Application Charge?

The subsequent temporary application charge is payable for certain temporary visa applications lodged in Australia. The subsequent temporary application charge is an additional fee payable at time of lodgement of the application.

The subsequent temporary application charge does not apply to temporary visas which lead to a permanent visa.

When is the Subsequent Temporary Application Charge payable?

To determine when the subsequent temporary application charge is payable, the following steps are applied:

Step 1

The applicant is in Australia and applying for one of the following visa applications:

Step 2

The applicant previously held, or last held, one of the following substantive visas that was applied for in Australia:

A substantive visa is any visa excluding a bridging, criminal justice or enforcement visa.

Step 3

The applicant was in Australia at the time of lodgement of the application for the previous visa.

Step 4

The application for the previous visa was not made by a newborn child.

Step 5

The previous visa was not granted:

  • as the result of an application taken to have been made by operation of law
  • by the Minister exercising prescribed ministerial powers
  • without the applicant making an application

When does the Subsequent Temporary Application Charge cease to be payable?

The subsequent temporary application charge is payable until the applicant:

  • leaves Australia and applies for a visa outside Australia, which is granted or,
  • applies for and is granted a visa in Australia that is not a previous visa (as specified above).

What is the amount payable for the Subsequent Temporary Application Charge?

The amount of the subsequent temporary application charge is $700.

How is the Subsequent Temporary Application Charge applied to combined applications?

The subsequent temporary application charge is required to be paid by all applicants who are liable, in accordance with the migration provisions (as noted above).

Where an applicant’s visa application is combined with other applicants (dependent family members of the primary visa applicant), the subsequent temporary application charge is applied irrespective of whether any other applicant in the combined application is liable to pay it.

The liability to pay the subsequent temporary application charge will depend on each applicant’s individual circumstances and whether they meet the criteria for this liability.

Example

To demonstrate how the subsequent temporary application charge is applied, we provide the following example.

Peter is currently in Australia as the holder of a second year Working Holiday subclass 417 visa. He is now seeking to apply for a Student subclass 500 visa from onshore.

At time of lodgement of his Student Visa application, Peter will be liable to pay the following visa application lodgement fees:

Visa Application Charge componentAmount payable

 

Base Application Charge (first instalment)$575

 

Subsequent Temporary Application Charge$700

 

Total amount payable at time of lodgement$1,275

 

Note payment surcharges may apply to the above (this will depend on the method of payment).

For up to date advice on the subsequent temporary application charge and how it applies to your personal situation, book your confidential consultation with a migration agent in Adelaide. PAX Migration Australia is a leading immigration advice service based in Adelaide, South Australia.