Update on new credit card surcharge for Visa Application Charges

Details regarding the new Government-imposed credit card surcharge for Visa Application Charges (VACs) have been released on the department website.

Visa and Mastercard – 1.08%
American Express and JCB – 1.99%
Diners Club International – 2.91%

The surcharge commenced from 19 April 2014.

The Migration Institute of Australia reports that the DIBP website’s ‘How to Pay’ page has been updated to explain the new cost from the date of application.

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