Fees

Agent fees

The amount charged must be fair and reasonable in accordance with the migration agents Code of Conduct. Your fee will be based on your circumstances, including:

  • Your visa application type.
  • Amount of time it will take to prepare your application (Some visa applications take longer to prepare than others).
  • The level of service you need.
  • If you need extra help or have complex circumstances

 

OMARA Agent fee data

Every year, migration agents are required to give the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority information about the average fees they charge.

This table represents the range of fees charged by registered migration agents for the period 1 January to 31 December 2015. This gives you an idea of how much you might pay for help with your visa.

 

Temporary Visa services  Bridging visa $150 – $700
 Business (visitor) $500 – $1,500
 Graduate – Skilled $900 – $2,200
 Other temporary resident $550 – $2,800
 Other visitor $400 – $1,500
 Student $500 – $1,650
 Student Guardian $500 – $1,800
 Temporary Graduate $900 – $2,200
 Temporary Non-business $500 – $3,500
 Temporary Work Skilled (457) $1,800 – $5,000
 Tourist $300 – $1,000
 Working Holiday $200 – $1,100
Permanent Visa services  Australian Declaratory visa $500 – $4,000
 Business Skills $4,000 – $15,000
 Child Migration $1,100 – $3,300
 Employer Nomination Scheme $2,000 – $5,500
 General Skilled Migration $1,500 – $4,400
 Humanitarian Offshore $1,200 – $3,500
 Onshore Protection $1,500 – $4,000
 Other Skilled $1,500 –  $4,500
 Parent Migration $1,500 – $3,800
 Partner Migration $500 – $4,000
 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme $2,500 – $5,500
 Returning Resident $500 – $2,000
 Skilled Independent $1,800 – $4,000
 Special Migration $1,600 – $4,400

 

Initial consultation fees

It may be possible to meet with you in person or by telephone to provide general information and answer your questions, before you sign a written service agreement. This is an initial consultation. In many cases your initial consult is free and you will be advised in writing beforehand if there is a fee associated with your consultation.

 

Agreement to Services and Fees

Before starting work, you will be given a written estimate of fees you will be charged for the services. The estimate of charges will include:

  • Professional fees, either by the hour or by the service
  • Disbursements (these are other costs such as visa application charges).

 

You should accept these financial terms in writing through an ‘Agreement for Services and Fees’. This agreement must include:

  • Services to be performed
  • Fees for the services (either charged per service or per hour)
  • Disbursements (money paid by the agent on your behalf, such as a visa application charge).

 

Payment in advance or on completion of services

You may be required to pay your fees in advance into a “clients’ account” (see below).

 

Changes to your fees

You will receive written notice of any change to the amount charged for providing you with services, as soon possible (for example, extra work not already covered under the agreement). It is against the law to carry out work for you in a way that unnecessarily increases the cost of the work, for example by seeking advice from specialists when not needed.

 

Fee quote

Please make contact for an upfront quote.