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.
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