How Much Will My Visa Application Cost?

Australian Migration & Citizenship Services provides a range of premium personalised migration services to all of our clients.

Like most things in life – good quality costs money. You will need to be prepared to pay a reasonable fee to secure the best representation, & to ensure that you have a quality company representing you. There are only a few Australian migration companies that we would entrust and recommend to prepare your family members visa application, and our company – Australian Migration & Citizenship Services – is one of them. Our fees are reasonable and affordable for most people who need to use our services.

Standard & Non-Standard Fees

We have standard minimum fees for most applications and these fees are sometimes increased if your application is particularly complicated or more time-consuming than a standard application. For example, some clients have medical problems that we need to overcome for the visa application. Others may have very complex financial or business backgrounds that we need to explain to the Australian Department of Immigration in a simple & understandable way.

Some applicants over 45 years of age may also need ‘exceptional’ applications prepared, and other clients without formal qualifications may also need additional work for us to prepare their skill assessment or visa application. Fees for these non-standard applications are therefore likely to be higher than usual.

Your application costs will vary depending on what type of visa you are applying for and whether or not your case is a standard application or not.

Please also contact our office today for further detailed information on using our services including the total costs, timing, supporting documents & forms required in order to make a valid Australian visa application.



Health Checks


Health Clearances required for an Australian Visa

General Information

Australia enjoys some of the best health standards in the world and in order to help maintain these standards you must satisfy the Immigration Department health requirements before you can be granted a visa for more than 3 months stay in Australia.

All of our clients receive full and detailed instructions in writing on where and how to undertake their medical and x-ray examinations. You can contact our office and request the appropriate information on Australian health requirements, forms, fees and contact details for available doctors.

The health criteria each require that you and your family members are:

  • Fee from tuberculosis.
  • Free from a disease or condition that is, or may result in the applicant being, a threat to public health in Australia or a danger to the Australian community.
  • Not a person who has a disease or condition that, during the proposed period of stay in Australia, would be likely to result in a significant cost (approximately AUD$20,000) to the Australian community in the areas of health care or community services; or prejudice the access of an Australian citizen or permanent resident to health care or community services (regardless of your level of wealth or private care intended).

Please note that no health condition, with the exception of tuberculosis, automatically prevents the issue of a visa. Every condition will be individually considered for possible impact on the Australian community, including the costs of treatment that would usually be needed to treat that condition.

We recommend if you or any family members are aware of any medical conditions, then you should contact our office before you undertake any medical examinations for an Australian visa application. We can advise you on how best to prepare for your medical examination, and in some instances refer you to medical specialists who may be able to assist with the preparation of your medical application.

Dependants and family members who are included in the visa application are individually required to satisfy health requirements. The refusal of one family member will mean the whole family unit will not be able to proceed. Medical examinations and x-rays are conducted by qualified doctors and radiologists usually nominated by the Immigration Department.

Visitor Visas

If you are visiting Australia you are required to declare your health status on your visa application form (ETA visas are exempt). You may be asked to undertake a medical examination if any one of the following applies:

  • You are aged 70 years old or older.
  • The parent of an Australian and your migration application has been “queued” and you intend to stay for more than 6 months.
  • You are likely to enter an Australian hospital or nursing home.
  • You are likely to enter an Australian classroom environment.
  • You are known to have a medical condition, regardless of your length of stay.
  • You intend to stay in Australia for more than 3 months, and you have recently visited a country with a high-risk rate of tuberculosis.

You can contact our office and request the appropriate information on Australian health requirements, forms, fees and contact details for available doctors.

Temporary Visas

If you are applying for temporary visa you may also be required to undergo medical evaluation and/or X-rays if:

  • You are working in the hospitality industry (chefs/cooks).
  • Likely to enter a hospital or nursing home as a patient, visitor or employee.
  • Likely to enter a classroom environment.
  • Known or suspected of having a medical condition, regardless of your length of stay.
  • Intending to stay in Australia for more than 12 months.
  • Intending to stay in Australia for more than 3 months, and you have recently visited or lived in a country with a High-risk rate of tuberculosis (Tb).

You can contact our office and request the appropriate information on Australian health requirements, forms, fees and contact details for available doctors.

Permanent Visas

The Immigration Department requires all people applying to migrate to Australia permanently to undergo comprehensive and strict health checks before coming to Australia. You and all dependent family members must meet strict health standards, including dependent family members who do not intend to migrate.

If you or any family members have a known health condition, then we strongly recommend you undertake Health Clearances before you lodge your permanent visa application. Why go to the expense and hassle of preparing a visa application that is likely to fail on health grounds? We can check your medical application with the Australian Immigration Department & Medical Specialists before you even start your visa application, to see whether or not you are likely to pass, and we can advise you on grounds of appeal if it is likely to fail.

Please contact our office if you require any information on the appropriate information on Australian health requirements, forms, fees and contact details for available doctors.

Police Clearances


Police Clearances required for an Australian Visa
As part of your Australian visa application, you may be asked to provide police clearance certificates for each country you have resided in for 12 months or more over the last 10 years. Most long-term visas (more than 3 months) to Australia require the applicant to provide a police clearance. The contact details for most countries police headquarters are listed on the Form 47P (PDF File). If your country is not listed on this form then please contact our office for advice.

Please note that all applicants for visas to Australia must declare all convictions (including spent convictions) on the visa application form since failure to declare information may result in the cancellation of your visa. A person whose visa is cancelled on the grounds of either a substantial criminal record, or past and present criminal conduct, is permanently excluded from Australia.
Some examples of when a person might (but not always) fail the character test include any one of the following:

  • When the person has a substantial criminal record.
  • Sentenced to a term of imprisonment for 12 months or more.
  • Sentenced to either death or life imprisonment.
  • Sentenced to two or more terms of imprisonment.
  • Acquitted of an offence on the grounds of insanity and, as a result, the person has been detained in a facility or institution.
  • When the person either has, or has had, an association with an individual, group or organisation suspected of having been involved in criminal conduct.
  • When there is a significant risk that the person will engage in criminal conduct in Australia, harass, molest, intimidate or stalk another person in Australia, vilify a segment of the Australian community, or incite discord in the Australian community or in a segment of that community.

Please note that if you meet any of the above examples, you may still be eligible to make an Australian visa application. We can prepare detailed submissions and recommendations to the Australian Immigration Department on your behalf, explaining the context of the offences, and the reasons why you deserve to be granted an Australian visa.

Alternatively, we can research your application against previous immigration applications (precedents) and then provide you with detailed professional advice on whether or not you are likely to pass the Character Test. This can save you from lodging a costly and time consuming Australian Visa application that will inevitably fail.

If you have any concerns regarding this issue, then please contact our office and ask to speak in confidence to one of our Consultants.