VAC increases include:
2.3% for GSM, Skilled Graduate, 457, Visitor and Student streams
5% for Temporary Short Term Business, Entertainment, Working Holiday, RRV, Retirement and Contributory Parent streams
10% for Remaining Relative, Carer and Aged Dependent Relative and non contributory Parent visas
50% for Significant Investor visas and Offshore Partner visas.
From 18 April 2015, child visa applications in Australia must be lodged at the Perth office in Western Australia – marked Attention to Child and Other Family Processing Centre.
The skilled nominated (subclass 489) visa is a provisional visa which requires you to live and work in your nominating jurisdiction for at least two years prior to applying for permanent residency. This visa provides a pathway to permanent residency through the Subclass 887 visa after you have lived for two years and worked at least 12 months in Tasmania.