The Department of Immigration has announced that it is introducing a surcharge for payments of Visa Application Charges made by credit card with effect from the 19th of April, 2014.
The rates which will apply are as follows:
> Visa and Mastercard – 1.08%
> American Express and JCB – 1.99%
> Diners Club International – 2.91%
The main Visa Application Charge for Contributory Parent visas is significant, and for subclass 143 and 864 applications amounts to nearly A$44k per applicant.
For a couple this means that the new surcharges amount to more than A$800.
At the present time there is no means of paying VACs by way of electronic funds transfer, but a payment by way of a bank draft drawn on an Australian bank account is possible.
There is no surcharge on the payment of a Visa Application Charge by way of a bank draft drawn on an Australian bank.
GM Parents is pleased to recommend Moneycorp for the arranging of such bank drafts.
Moneycorp is a significant and secure provider of currency exchange services, as discussed
Click here to register with Moneycorp.
Or telephone Moneycorp in London on 020 7589 3000 (from outside the UK, +44 20 7589 3000).
If you telephone Moneycorp please feel able to say that Go Matilda Visas sent you!