Up until now, we have been spared any surcharges when paying for visas through credit card transactions; however,r due to cost impositions on the immigration department they have introduced a modest charge for applicants who choose to pay via credit card.

Payments using credit card may be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB. When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.​​​​​  If paying through our Immigration Firm then we will advise you which fees if any will be applicable to your application, as some case we will be opting for a Manager’s check, bank transfer or other form of payment.

Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia.​​​​​

Credit card surcharge

If you pay for your visa application by credit card, a surcharge will apply.

The fee is a percentage of the amount being paid, based on the type of card used. The fee will be calculated at the time of making your payment and you will be asked to confirm the total before you finalise your payment.

The current surcharge rates are:

Credit card type


Visa and Master Card


American Express and JCB


Diners Club