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Amendments to Partner, Parent, Age for Skilled Visas, Credit Card surcharge, Charges and Fees in foreign currencies

There have been multiple repeals and amendments under the Home Affairs Legislation Amendment (2018 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2018 dated 7 June 2018.

From 1 July 2018:

Schedule 1—Lodgement of partner and parent visa applications

The Minister will specify in a legislative instrument:

a) the approved form required; and

b) the place and manner in which the visa application is made

Schedule 2—Maximum age limit for partner points in the general skilled migration program

Schedule 6D is amended to Omit “50”, substitute “45” for age.

Applicants for a skilled migration visa can claim points in the general points test if their partner is under 45 years of age.

This applies to the following subclasses:

189 - Skilled Independent
190 - Skilled Nominated
489 - Skilled Regional

Schedule 3—Credit card surcharge

Omit “0.98%”, substitute “1.32%” in correlation with credit card surcharges.

Schedule 4—Payment of fees

conversion instrument

means the Migration (IMMI 18/063: Payment of Visa Application Charges and Fees in Foreign Currencies) Instrument 2018 made for the purposes of paragraph 5.36(1A)(a) of the Migration Regulations 1994 and as in force on 1 July 2018.

places and currencies instrument

means the Migration (IMMI 18/064: Places and Currencies for Paying of Fees) Instrument 2018 made for the purposes of paragraphs 5.36(1)(a) and (b) of the Migration Regulations 1994 and as in force on 1 July 2018.


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  • Guest
    Rita Bratanis Saturday, 09 June 2018

    Good morning,
    Do we have any idea what the changes for the partner visa applications will look like? What are those changes all about?

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