What is Subsequent temporary application charge ?

The subsequent temporary application charge applies to certain temporary visas.

This charge is payable by each person in your application and is based on their individual visa history. The subsequent temporary application charge, if applicable, is payable in addition to any other visa charges that apply to your visa application at the time of lodgement.

This charge is not paid for the following visa application:

  • bridging, criminal justice or enforcement
  • permanent.

Exemptions for the subsequent temporary application charge

The subsequent temporary application charge will not be charged for applications where at least one of the following applies:

  • the base application charge for your application is nil
  • the visa pricing table does not show a subsequent temporary application charge
  • the visa pricing table shows the subsequent temporary application charge as nil
  • the visa pricing table shows the subsequent temporary application charge as N/A
  • the applicant is outside Australia while making their substantive temporary visa application
  • the applicant is making their first substantive temporary visa application in Australia
  • the subsequent temporary application charge formula evaluates the charge to nil.

How to calculate the subsequent temporary application charge

The subsequent temporary application charge is calculated for each applicant.

​Step Action​ ​Result/Action
​1 Are you in Australia applying for a visa of a kind specified in Table 1? If yes,

  • go to step 2

If no,

  • the charge is $0.
​2 ​​Do you hold, or was the last substantive visa you held, a visa of a kind specified in Table 2? If yes,

  • 3

If no,

  • the charge is $0.
​3 ​Did you apply for a visa specified in ‘Table 2’ when you were in Australia? ​If yes,

  • go to step 4

If no,

  • the charge is $0.​
​4 ​Do any of these situations apply?
a) Was the ‘Table 2’ visa for a new-born child, born after the primary applicant applied for the visa?
b) Was the ‘Table 2’ visa granted to the applicant by operation of law?
c) Was the ‘Table 2’ visa granted as a result of the Minister exercising his or her ministerial intervention powers?
d) Was the ‘Table 2’ visa granted without the applicant making an application?
e) Was the ‘Table 2’ visa a student visa which you were required to apply for because an education provider defaulted and was no longer able to deliver a course?
​If a) or b) or c) or d) or e) is yes,

  • the charge for the applicant is $0.

If a) and b) and c) and d) and e) is no

  • the subsequent temporary application charges applies to the applicant.

Definitions

Operation of law – Some visas are granted by operation of law. This may include:

  • some Special Persons visas
  • Enforcement visas
  • Absorbed Persons visas
  • Ex citizen visas
  • visas granted to newborn babies.

Substantive visa means a visa other than:

  • a bridging visa
  • a criminal justice visa
  • an enforcement visa.

Table 1 – Temporary visas being applied for

Visa subclass Title
408 Temporary Activity
407 Training
457 Temporary Work (Skilled)
462 Work and Holiday
500 Student
590 Student Guardian
600 Visitor
676 Tourist

Table 2 – Previous visas applied for in Australia

Visa subclass Title
408 Temporary Activity
402 Training – Occupational Trainee stream
415 Foreign Government Agency
417 Working Holiday
457 Temporary Work (Skilled)
462 Work and Holiday
500 Student
570 Independent ELICOS Sector
571 Schools Sector
572 Vocational Education and Training Sector
573 Higher Education Sector
574 Post-Graduate Research Sector
575 Non-Award Sector
576 Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector
580 Student Guardian
590 Student Guardian
600 Visitor
602 Medical Treatment