The cost increase was part of the government’s measures to reduce budget deficits. In some cases the prices rose by up to 50%. The new measure will be implemented from January 1, 2015 and it is expected to bring 373 million dollars in revenue over the next four years.
Under the new measures, a visa for people who intend to migrate to Australia to marry their partner will cost $4627, instead of its current price which is $3085. Meanwhile, the cost of permanent partner visas increased from $4575 to $6865.
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By Ioanna Zikakou