Employer Sponsored Visa Fees

Below is a guide to the Government costs involved in making an employer-sponsored visa application in 2022. 

Employer sponsored visa

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CostExplanation
482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Application Fees (MLTSSL/ROL)VariableThis application is made up of three parts: Sponsorship fee $420 Nomination fee $330. Where the occupation is on the MLTSSL: $2,770 for the main applicant, $2,770 for a partner (and any child over 18) and $695 for each child under 18 years of age. A subsequent temporary application charge of $700 per applicant if the applicant has previously lodged certain temporary visas whilst in Australia.
482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa Application Fees (STSOL)Variable This application is made up of three parts: Sponsorship fee $420 Nomination fee $330. Where the occupation is on the STSOL: $1,330 for the main applicant, $1,330 for a partner (and any child over 18) and $335 for each child under 18 years of age A subsequent temporary application charge of $700 per applicant if the applicant has previously lodged certain temporary visas whilst in Australia.
408 Temporary Activities Visa application FeeVariableThis application is made up of two parts: Sponsorship fee $420 and visa fee of $310 for the main applicant, $310 for a partner (and any child over 18) and $80 for each child under 18 years of age A subsequent temporary application charge of $700 per applicant if the applicant has previously lodged certain temporary visas whilst in Australia. This includes a second 417 visa or a second student visa.
407 Trainee Visa Application FeeVariableThis application is made up of three parts: Sponsorship fee $420 Nomination fee $170 Visa fee $325 for the main applicant, $325 for a partner (and any child over 18) and $80 for each child under 18 years of age A subsequent temporary application charge of $700 per applicant if the applicant has previously lodged certain temporary visas whilst in Australia.
186 Employer Nomination Scheme visa (Temporary Residence Transition Stream) VariableThis application is made up of two parts: Nomination fee: $540 and Visa fees of $4,240 for the main applicant, $2,120 for a partner (and any child over 18) and $1,060 for each child under 18 years of age. All ENS Direct Entry Stream applicants must undertake a skill assessment, unless an exemption applies. The applicant must hold a positive skill assessment prior to the visa being lodged.
186 Employer Nomination Scheme visa (Direct Entry Stream) VariableThis application is made up of two parts: Nomination fee: $540 (waived if the sponsor is in a regional area) and Visa fees of $4,240 for the main applicant, $2,120 for a partner (and any child over 18) and $1,060 for each child under 18 years of age. 186 Direct Entry Stream applicants must hold a skill assessment at the time of visa application, unless an exemption applies.
494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visaVariableThis fee ranges from $0 - $4,240 and is payable directly to the Regional Certification Board in the relevant region. 494 applicants require a positive skill assessment as part of the application process.
Skills Assessment (186 Direct Entry and 494)Variable his fee is payable directly to the relevant skills assessment authority.
English test (if required)Approx. $350This fee is payable directly to the English language testing centre.
Medical ExaminationApprox. $400 per adult and $350 per childThis fee is payable for each person included in your application and must be paid directly to the doctor conducting your examination.
Police ChecksVariableThis fee is payable to the police authorities in the countries where you have lived for 12 months or more.
Translation of Documents (if required)VariableThis fee is payable to the person responsible for certifying / translating your documents.

Employer Sponsored Visa Application Prepared, Managed and Lodged by a True Blue Migration Agent

CostExplanation
Management of your 482 visa by a Registered Migration Agent$5,900 paid in two partsYour case is managed by a True Blue Migration Registered Migration Agent. Our fee includes paperwork for the sponsor as well as the candidate. We manage the Standard Business Sponsorship (SBS) approval, the position nomination and the visa application. If the business holds approval as a sponsor or you hold a 482 visa and/or you are being nominated by a new employer, the fee will be lowered. You can contact us directly to discuss.
Management of your 408 Temporary Activities Visa by a Registered Migration Agent$4,800 paid in two partsYour case is managed by a True Blue Migration Registered Migration Agent. Our fee includes paperwork for the sponsor as well as the candidate. We manage the business sponsorship and visa application.
Management of your 407 visa by a Registered Migration Agent$5,400 paid in two partsYour case is managed by a True Blue Migration Registered Migration Agent. Our fee includes paperwork for the sponsor as well as the candidate. We manage the business sponsorship, nomination and visa application.
Management of your 186 application (Direct Entry) or your 494 application - where a skill assessment is required - by a Registered Migration Agent$7,900 paid in three partsYour case is managed by a True Blue Migration Registered Migration Agent. Our fee includes paperwork for the sponsor as well as the applicant. We manage your skill assessment, regional board certification, nomination, visa application and regional board certification (494).
Management of your 186 or 494 application (positive skill assessment held) by a Registered Migration Agent$5,600 paid in two partsYour case is managed by a True Blue Migration Registered Migration Agent. Our fee includes paperwork for the sponsor as well as the applicant.

If you have lodged an employer-sponsored visa that has been refused, you may be able to appeal the decision. The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) charges a fee of $3,153 for an appeal. Our fee to manage an AAT appeal varies depending on the complexity of the case.

SURCHARGE: If your visa situation has an urgent deadline, and requires additional resources, there may be a surcharge applied to the management fee.

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