Beginning January 1st, 2015 the government will increase the visa applications charges for partner visas by 50 per cent. The cost of a foreign affair is set to increase by several thousand dollars. Australians who fall in love with or marry a foreigner will have to pay 50 per cent more for partner visa application fees. The move was announced in the mid-year budget review on Monday and will raise $373.6 million in revenue over four years.
The price rise will come into force from January 1, 2015.