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Australia has revised the Credit Card Surcharge on Visa Payments w.e.f. 1st July 2020

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 02, Jul 2020

abc With the start of new program year, everyone was expecting some key changes in Australia immigration programs, visa categories, occupations lists, and visa fees, etc.

Although, the Department of Home Affairs, Australia has not announced any change in visa fee until date, however, it has confirmed the increase in Credit card surcharge on the visa payments, with effect from July 1, 2020.

New Credit Card surcharge is applicable from 1st July

The surcharge applies when you pay the visa application charges, nomination or sponsorship fees through credit card or by PayPal, etc.

The updated surcharge rates from 1st July 2020 are as follows:
  • American Express - "1.40%"
  • Diners Club International - "1.99%"
  • JCB - "1.40%"
  • Mastercard* - "1.40%"
  • PayPal - "1.01%"
  • Union Pay - "1.90%"
  • Visa* - "1.40%"
* The surcharge will also be applicable to Debit Visa cards and Debit Mastercards while making payments.

The applicants were expecting the revision of visa application fee as well, as it often takes place from the start of new program year, i.e. 1st July every year. However, no visa fee change has been announced by the government until date.
Also read- How to Immigrate to Australia- Program, process and requirements
The federal budget of Australia for the year 2020-2021 has delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic. It will now be presented in the parliament on October 6, 2020. The delay in federal budget can also be the reason for delay in the visa fee update.

Skilled Migration Updates for federal and state nomination programs

The federal and state governments of Australia release the program updates at the start of new program year, i.e. from July month. The official website of the Australia immigration department has announced that there would be an outage on some of our online systems between 7pm (AEST) Tuesday 30 June and 9am (AEST) Wednesday 1 July 2020. Hence, it is evident that the government is making some changes. As a result, few services were not available during the period mentioned above.

At Visas Avenue, we will update you, as soon as the government announces any update. So, keep visiting the Immigration News Section on Visas Avenue website for the latest immigration news and updates.

Moreover, if you wish to apply for PR visa, skilled visa, study visa, family sponsored visa, etc. in Australia, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue immigration expert for complete assistance and support.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.

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