Australia PR Visa Fees and Cost – Immigration and Citizenship

How much does Permanent Residency Australia Cost?

For the primary applicant, the total Australia PR cost is from AUD $4900 to AUD $6500. The Australia PR visa fees vary from applicant to applicant on the basis of their skill assessment authority.


Stage 1 – Skill Assessment

Fees – AUD 250 to AUD 4000 (12000 INR to 1,92,000 INR)
It consists of accreditation of your skills and work experience. It can be made possible by accessing or accrediting with different assessing bodies.

Stage 2 – English Proficiency

Fees – AUD 180 to AUD 587 (8700 INR to 28100 INR)
Your proficiency in the English language will be tested before you migrate to Australia. It is one of the important tests to proceed to your immigration process. You need to take the English language test to prove your proficiency in the English language and it is approved by the government of Australia. Skilled workers can take any of these language proficiency tests –

  • TOEFL 28
  • PTE Academic
  • Cambridge CAE
  • OET

Here is the breakdown of the cost of each test –

  • TOEFL – AU$180 (Rs. 8583.04 approx)
  • IELTS – AU$236.98 (Rs. 11300)
  • PTE Academic – AUD 278.92 (Rs. 13,300)
  • Cambridge CAE – AUD 320 (Rs. 6000)
  • OET – AUD 587 (Rs. 28100)

Stage 3 – State Nomination (if applicable)

Fee – Up to AUD 300 (Rs. 14,400)
After filing the Expression of Interest, you can start your visa process. For an eligible candidate for State sponsorship for faster visa process, they have to apply for Subclass 189. The Australian States will keep track of their profiles. The State can nominate them if they meet their requirements.

Stage 4 – Visa Application

Primary Applicant – AUD 4045 (INR 1,92,838)
Dependent above 18 years – AUD 2020 (INR 96,400)
Dependent below 18 years – AUD 1015 (INR 48,388)

After selection, you will get an Invitation to Apply. You can now submit the last visa application after paying the visa fee to DINP. Also, submit the certified copies of your formal documents like work experience.

Stage 5 – Police Verification and Medical Exams

Fee – AUD 94 (Rs. 4500)
You and your dependants have to prove good moral ethics and health to enter Australia. Police clearance and medical certificates are mandatory as evidence. The cost of a police clearance certificate varies on the city or state you live in. In general, you may need to submit police clearance in every country or place where you lived up to 12 months.


How much time does it require for Australian PR?

The time required for an Australian PR visa varies at the time of application of your Visa. It normally takes from 6 months to 8 months for completing the whole process. If there are missing documents and any discrepancy in documents, it can take a longer time than estimated.