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Court Application Fee Increase for Migration Appeals

Migrants looking to appeal a refused application to the Court will soon have to pay a substantially higher application fee.

Individuals who appeal a refused visa application to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) and lose, may be able pursue their case further at the Courts.

Starting from 1 January 2021, the application fees charged by the Federal Circuit Court for migration litigants will increase from $690 to $3,330. This will bring the application fees in line with the Federal Circuit Court’s placement in Australia’s court hierarchy.

The application fees for the AAT currently being $1,826 and the application fees for the Federal Court of Australia currently being $4,840.

The increased fees are accompanied by a partial fee exemption provision. It allows individuals to pay a reduced fee if the full fee would cause them financial hardship. The existing full fee exemption also continues to apply.

About the Writer

Elan Rysher is a Registered Migration Agent and Qualified Student Counsellor. He is the founder of Rysher Migration and the main Writer for ImmiUpdates. Elan has many years of experience working in migration, finance and health. Being a former migrant himself, Elan is passionate about helping others fulfill their Australian dream.

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