Subclass 189 Visa Fees

All applicants for skilled independent visa must pay 189 visa fees at the time of lodgement.

Subclass 189 Visa Cost

At the time of lodgement of skilled independent subclass 189 visa the primary applicant and all dependent family members must pay visa application charge. There may be a second installment payable for some applicants before a decision is made on the application.

Subclass 189 Visa Fee 2023

Subclass 189 Visa Fee for Primary Applicant

The primary applicant lodging the Skilled Independent Visa 189 application must pay a visa application charge of A$4640.

Subclass 189 Visa Fees for Additional Applicant At least 18 Years of Age

The primary applicant lodging the Skilled Independent 189 Visa Australia application must pay a visa application charge of A$2320.

Subclass 189 Visa Fee for Additional Applicant below 18 Years of Age

The primary applicant lodging the Skilled Independent Visa 189 Australia application must pay a visa application charge of A$1160.

Subclass 189 Visa Cost for Second Installment Payable Before Visa Grant

An applicant who is at least 18 at the time of Skilled Independent Visa 189 application; and is assessed as not having functional English will pay a second installment of visa application charge of A$4885. To satisfy the requirement of Functional English:

  • You are a citizen of and hold a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland. British National (Overseas) passports are not acceptable as evidence of functional English; or
  • You completed a degree, a higher degree, a diploma or a trade certificate in an institution in or outside Australia that required at least two years of full time study and all instructions were in English; or
  • You undertook your education at a primary school and at least 3 years of secondary school where all instruction was in English in or outside Australia; or
  • You undertook your education at a secondary school for atleast 5 years in or outside Australia where all instruction was in English; or
  • You undertook your education for at least 1 year of full time or part time equivalent study towards an award, at an institution in Australia where all instruction was in English; or
  • You scored an average band score of at least 4.5 based on the 4 test components; or
  • You scored a total band score of at least 32 based on the 4 test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
  • You scored a total band score of at least 30 based on the 4 test components; or
  • You scored a total band score of at least 147 based on​ the 4 test components.

Subsequent Temporary Application Charge

Subsequent Temporary Application Charge is not payable when you lodge Subclass 189 application onshore.

Subclass 189 Visa Fee New Zealand Stream (NZ) - Closed

Subclass 189 Visa Fee for Primary Applicant

The primary applicant lodging the Skilled Independent Visa 189 NZ stream application must pay a visa application charge of A$850.

Subclass 189 Visa Fees for Additional Applicant At least 18 Years of Age

The primary applicant lodging the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa NZ stream application must pay a visa application charge of A$425.

Subclass 189 Visa Fee for Additional Applicant below 18 Years of Age

The primary applicant lodging the Skilled Independent Visa 189 NZ stream application must pay a visa application charge of A$210.

Subclass 189 Visa Cost for Second Installment Payable Before Visa Grant

As applicant who satisfies the primary criteria for 189 Visa Australia NZ stream is A$3390.

An applicant who is at least 18 at the time of the application, and satisfies the secondary criteria for 189 NZ stream is A$1695.

An applicant who was under 18 at the time of the application, and satisfies the secondary criteria for 189 NZ stream is A$850.

Subclass 189 Visa Fee Hong Kong Stream (HK)

Subclass 189 Visa Fee for Primary Applicant

The primary applicant lodging the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa HK stream application must pay a visa application charge of A$4640.

Subclass 189 Visa Fees for Additional Applicant At least 18 Years of Age

The primary applicant lodging the Skilled Independent Visa 189 Australia HK stream application must pay a visa application charge of A$2320.

Subclass 189 Visa Fee for Additional Applicant below 18 Years of Age

The primary applicant lodging the Skilled Independent Subclass Visa Subclass 189 HK stream application must pay a visa application charge of A$1160.

Subclass 189 Visa Cost for Second Installment Payable Before Visa Grant

An applicant who is at least 18 at the time of 189 visa application; and is assessed as not having functional English will pay a second installment of visa application charge of A$4885. To satisfy the requirement of Functional English:

  • You are a citizen of and hold a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland. British National (Overseas) passports are not acceptable as evidence of functional English; or
  • You completed a degree, a higher degree, a diploma or a trade certificate in an institution in or outside Australia that required at least two years of full time study and all instructions were in English; or
  • You undertook your education at a primary school and at least 3 years of secondary school where all instruction was in English in or outside Australia; or
  • You undertook your education at a secondary school for at least 5 years in or outside Australia where all instruction was in English; or
  • You undertook your education for at least 1 year of full time or part time equivalent study towards an award, at an institution in Australia where all instruction was in English; or
  • You scored an average band score of at least 4.5 based on the 4 test components; or
  • You scored a total band score of at least 32 based on the 4 test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening; or
  • You scored a total band score of at least 30 based on the 4 test components; or
  • You scored a total band score of at least 147 based on​ the 4 test components.

Subclass 189 Visa Application Fee Frequently Asked Questions

How much is visa 189 fee for couple?

A couple will be charged base application fee for primary applicant i.e A$4640, and an additional applicant fee for applicant who is at least 18 years of age i.e A$2320. This will total to A$6960.

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