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Australia visa application charges incur credit card surcharges

Posted on April  23 , 2014

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.