What does the $7,000+ Australian Partner Visa Fee get you?.
Many people complain about the cost of a Partner Visa in Australia, and after all at just over $7,000, it isn’t cheap. It must be one of the most expensive in the world.
It has been said that the time an Immigration officer spends on each case is only about 5 hours, so the charge is about $1,400 per hour. A highly profitable business?
Q: Is it really as simple as that?
A: Maybe not.
What other benefit does a recipient of a Partner Visa get in Australia?
1: They get to live in Australia.
2: They get free Medical care.
3: They get free English Lessons. (510 hours)
Not really free though, as they paid for it in that $7,000+ visa cost.
4: They get subsidised education.
I saw one TAFE course that was $6,820 for Full fee, but subsidised to $600 for a person on a permanent spouse visa.
5: There maybe more advantages.
With 50,000 to 60,000 applicants per year, many people must feel it is well worth it.
Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance.