The Department has announced a 50% increase to application fees for partner visa subclasses from 1 January 2015.

The Department has announced a 50% increase to application fees for partner visa subclasses from 1 January 2015.

For more details, call us for Live Migration Consultation on 1900 969 8472or book an appointment for the consultation on 03 9670 1010 or your walk in during office hours at 402/343 Little Collins St Melbourne – MY VISA ONLINE

The Department has announced a 50% increase to application fees for partner visa subclasses from 1 January 2015.
PARTNER VISA CHARGES
* Provisional and permanent partner visas – currently $3085 increased to $4627.50
* Prospective marriage visa – currently $3085 increased to $4627.50
* Temporary and permanent partner visas – currently $4575 increased $6865.50

http://www.immi.gov.au/News/Pages/increase-in-partner-vac.aspx

Functional English proficiency

Functional English proficiency can be demonstrated if the applicant can provide evidence of:

  • having completed all years of primary education and at least 3 years of secondary education at educational institutions in which all instruction was conducted in English; or
  • having completed at least 5 years of secondary education at institutions in which all instruction was conducted in English; or
  • having achieved an IELTS average band score of at least 4.5, based on the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening in a test conducted:

- not more than 12 months before lodging the relevant application to migrate; or

- at the time of the processing of the relevant application to migrate; or

  • having successfully completed, in Australia, at least 1 year of full-time study or equivalent part-time study towards a degree, higher degree, diploma, or associate diploma, at an institution or institutions where all the instruction was conducted in English.
  • having achieved a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) total band score of at least 32, based on the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening in a test conducted:

- not more than 12 months before lodging the relevant application to migrate; or

- at the time of the processing of the relevant application to migrate; or

  • having achieved a Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) overall band score of at least 30, based on the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening in a test conducted:

- not more than 12 months before lodging the relevant application to migrate; or
- at the time of the processing of the relevant application to migrate; or

  • having achieved a Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) overall score of at least 147 based on the four test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening in a test conducted

- not more than 12 months before lodging the relevant application to migrate; or

- at the time of the processing of the relevant application to migrate; or

  • holding valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland, to a citizen of that country.

The change from the previous instrument is the addition of the Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) test.

This instrument commences on 1 January 2015 and revokes IMMI 14/055 (F2014L01551) signed on 12 November 2014.