As of 19 April 2014, a credit card surcharge now applies to Australia visa application fees paid by credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Diners credit cards.
The fee is a percentage of the amount being paid, based on the type of card used. The fee is calculated at the time of payment and the applicant will have a chance to view and confirm the total before finalising payment.
The following surcharge rates will apply:
- Visa and MasterCard – 1.08%
- American Express and JCB – 1.99%
- Diners Club International – 2.91%
Source: Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection.