Citizenship application fees are increasing from 1 July 2021. (Australian citizenship certificate image: AAP)
24 June 2021
Australian citizenship application fees are increasing from 1 July 2021. The new fees apply if the Department receives the application and payment on or after 1 July 2021.
Fees are increasing to more accurately reflect the cost of application processing. It is the first change to citizenship application fees since 2016.
The new fees applicable from 1 July 2021 are detailed below with the current fee in brackets:
- Australian citizenship by conferral – that is Protected Special Category visa-holders and anyone granted a permanent visa. Applicants 18 to 59 years of age $490 (up from $285); applicants aged under 18 or 60 plus $300 ($180).
- Australian citizenship by descent – single applicant/first sibling when two or more siblings apply $315 ($230), second and each subsequent sibling applying at the same time $130 ($95).
- Australian citizenship at age 10 – evidence of Australian citizenship $240 ($190).
Find out more on the Home Affairs website.
Visa fees are also increasing from 1 July 2021. Use the Department of Home Affairs Visa Price Estimator to look up the new fees.