Skilled Visa Application Costs in Australia

Below is a general guide to the Government cost for making a skilled visa application in 2023. 

There is no Government fee to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI).


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Free Assessment
Skills AssessmentVariableThis fee is payable directly to the relevant skills assessment authority.
State Nomination FeeVariableThis fee is payable directly to the state you are seeking nomination from.
Visa Application ChargeVariable, depending on visa subclassVisa fees for 491, 189 and 190: $4,640 for the main applicant, $2,320 for a partner (and any child over 18) and $1,160 for each child under 18 years of age.
English Test (if required)Approx. $350This fee is payable directly to the English testing centre. You may need an English test even if English is your native language.
Medical ExaminationApprox. $400 per adult and $350 per childThis fee is payable for each person included in your application.
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.
Skilled Visa Application Prepared, Managed and Lodged by a True Blue Migration Agent
Management of your General Skilled Migation visa (189, 190 or 491, including management of skill assessment)$7,500 split into three partsYour case is managed by a True Blue Migration Registered Migration Agent. Our fee includes the management of your skill assessment, state nomination, expression of interest and visa application. You will deal directly with your True Blue Migration agent who will liaise with immigration on your behalf and keep you updated on relevant immigration policy changes. If you hold a positive skill assessment, the fee will be lowered. You can contact us directly to discuss.

If you have lodged a skilled visa that has been refused, you may be able to appeal the case officer’s 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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