Bills Digest No. 201  1999-2000Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Bill 2000

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Passage History
Main Provisions
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Passage History

Migration (Visa Application) Charge Amendment Bill 2000

Date Introduced: 7 June 2000

House: House of Representatives

Portfolio: Immigration and Multicultural Affairs

Commencement: Royal Assent.


To amend the Migration (Visa Application) Charge Act 1997 to increase the visa application charge limit from $12,500 to $30,000.


A detailed background behind the visa application charge (VAC) regime is given in Migration Legislation Amendment (Parents and Other Measures) Bill 2000, Bills Digest No. 200, 1999-2000. The increase in the VAC limit is necessary in order to give effect to the increased obligations proposed in that Bill relating to indemnification of health costs.

Main Provisions

Schedule 1 creates a new limit for visa applications made after 1 November 2000. These applications have a charge limit of $30,000 in the 2000/01 financial year. This figure is indexed to CPI in subsequent financial years.

Contact Officer and Copyright Details

Nathan Hancock
30 June 2000
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