The Federal Budget 2019 and its impact on Migration and Visas for Australia
VISA APPLICATION FEE INCREASE Most FIRST Visa Application Charges will increase by 5.4% from 1 July 2019. There will not be an increase in the second instalm . So, for example, the hefty second parent visa charge for the Contributory Parent Visas will not increase. REDUCTION IN MIGRATION VISA PLANNING LEVELS From the New Migration Year (which begins on 1 July, and for the next 4 years, the number of permanent visas that wil be granted will be reduced to 160,000 from 190,000.