Professional Fees

Why fees vary

Under the Code of Conduct for registered migration agents, the amount your agent charges (fees) must be fair and reasonable. Your agent will set their fee based on your circumstances.

Agent fees vary and depend on:

  • Your visa application type.
  • The amount of time it will take to prepare your application. Some visa applications take longer to prepare than others. You can check how much your agent might charge you in the list of fees in the Agent fee data table below.
  • The level of service you need.
  • If you need extra help or have complex circumstances. For example your agent might charge more if you have dependants on your application (such as children).
  • The experience and qualifications of your agent. If your agent is a lawyer or has many years of experience, their fees might be higher. If your agent’s fees seem too high, discuss this with them before signing a contract.

 

Consider talking to a few agents about their service and fees, before you choose one and sign a written contract with them.

 

Our fees are determined by the specifics of your case, i.e. complexity, urgency, type of visa, whether a submission (legal argument) is required, how many are included in the application and whether you complete our electronic questionnaire or not, etc.

The table below is the MARA range of fees and represents the range of fees charged by registered migration agents for the period 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. It gives you an idea of how much you might pay an agent to help with your visa.

 

Agent fee data MARA) – 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 
 Temporary visa services  Bridging visa
Business (visitor)
Graduate – Skilled
Other temporary resident
Other visitor
Student
Student Guardian
Temporary Graduate
Temporary Non-business
Temporary Work Skilled (457)
Tourist
Working Holiday
$150 – $550
$500 – $1,500
$990 – $2,500
$1000 – $2,500
$500 – $1,500
$500 – $2,420
$550 – $2,000
$750 – $2,500
$1000 – $3,000
$2,000 – $5,000
$330 – $1,500
$500 – $1,250
 Permanent visa services  Australian Declaratory visa
Business Skills
Child Migration
Employer Nomination Scheme
General Skilled Migration
Humanitarian Offshore
Onshore Protection
Other Skilled
Parent Migration
Partner Migration
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
Returning Resident
Skilled Independent
Special Migration
$550 – $5,500
$3,700 – $18,000
$1,500 – $3,800
$2,500 – $5,500
$2,000 – $4,800
$1,500 – $4,950
$1,100 – $5,500
$2,200 –  $5,000
$2,000 – $4,200
$500 – $4,400
$3,300 – $6,000
$500 – $2,000
$2,200 – $4,750
$1,300 – $5,500
 Other  New Zealand Special Category visa
Review Application
$500 – $2,200
$1,500 – $5,000

Note: These fees are in Australian dollars and include Goods and Services Tax (GST). These fees do not include visa application charges payable to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

https://www.mara.gov.au/using-an-agent/working-with-your-agent/agent-fees/