AU Visa Costs Lower

Good news Mongolians! it was 1aud=0.98usd, however since the financial crash in USA it’s now 1aud = 0.67usd. student visa cost is still 450aud, but 450aud = 450usd is now back to 450aud=300usd

From: http://www.china.embassy.gov.au/bjng/DIMA0203.html

Visa Application Charges

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On this page: Visa application charge schedule; Payment options – applicants residing in China and Payment options – applicants residing in Mongolia

Visa Application Charge Schedule

The current visa application charges CNY (Chinese Yuan, or Renminbi, RMB) are valid to 31 December 2008. Following 1 January 2009, visa application charges in CNY (Chinese Yuan, or Renminbi, RMB) will change.

The current visa application charges apply for all applications lodged until 31 December 2008:

• Tourist visas (subclass 676) CNY 690
• Short Stay Business visas (subclass 456) CNY 690
• Temporary Residence (non-business) visas CNY 1,730
• Business (Long Stay) Visa – Subclass 457 – visa application CNY 1,730
• Business (Long Stay) Visa – Subclass 457- sponsorship CNY 1,970
• Business (Long Stay) Visa – Subclass 457- nomination CNY 410
• Student Visa – Subclass 570-576 CNY 3,110
• Partner/Family Migration visas CNY 9,810
• Resident Return visas CNY 1660
• Citizenship by Descent CNY 760
For all applications lodged from 1 January 2009 to 30 June 2009, the following visa application charges will apply:
• Tourist visas (subclass 676) CNY 490
• Short Stay Business visas (subclass 456) CNY 490
• Temporary Residence (non-business) visas CNY 1,210
• Business (Long Stay) Visa – Subclass 457 – visa application CNY 1,210
• Business (Long Stay) Visa – Subclass 457- sponsorship CNY 1,380
• Business (Long Stay) Visa – Subclass 457- nomination CNY 290
• Student Visa – Subclass 570-576 CNY 2,180
• Partner/Family Migration visas CNY 6,890
• Resident Return visas CNY 1,170
• Citizenship by Descent CNY 530

Passports will be returned by registered mail normally, postal fee is included in the application charge. If you request us to return the passport by EMS, please pay CNY 20 extra per person. (Up to 5 Passports) For applications lodged in Guangzhou EMS is charged at a rate of CNY 23 per application. (Up to 4 passports)

For up to date information regarding visa application charges for all visa classes in Australian dollars, please visit the official immigration website at http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/990i.htm

Once you have determined the Australian dollar amount from the Form 990i, you need to use the currency converter, also at the above address, to determine the equivalent amount in RMB.

Payment Options – Applicants residing in China

Option 1: At any China Post office by Chinese postal money order. Applications submitted by mail must be paid for by postal order. When paying by postal order please note the following points:

• All information must be written in Chinese
• The money order must be for the exact amount
• The recipient must be the DIAC office at which you are lodging your visa application
• The postal order must include the recipient’s address. Please see contact details for our DIAC offices in China
• The postal order should include the detailed address of the applicant
• You must write the full name of the applicant. If a representative of the applicant is paying the fee, the name of the applicant must also appear on the postal order.
• The notes section at the bottom of the postal order can be used to provide any additional information such as the subclass of visa you are applying for or the type of information booklet you wish to purchase.
• Please note that postal orders may take up to a week to arrive at our office and processing of an application cannot begin until the payment is received.

Option 2: In person at the client service counters of one of the three Visa offices in the PRC. Please note that our China offices can only accept payment in Chinese Yuan (CNY/RMB). We do not accept Australian, American or Hong Kong dollars, payment by credit card or personal cheques. Please check the client service hours of our offices.

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Payment Method

Notes

Beijing cash
postal order
Please fill in applicant’s name in the additional note box on postal order.Payee’s name should be recorded as “°Ä´óÀûÑÇ´óʹ¹ÝÇ©Ö¤´¦”, and payee’s address is “Öйú±±¾©Êг¯ÑôÇø¶«Ö±ÃÅÍâ´ó½Ö21ºÅ, Óʱà: 100600”
Shanghai cash
postal order
Please ensure payee’s name is recorded as “°Ä´óÀûÑÇפÉϺ£×ÜÁìʹÝÇ©Ö¤´¦”, and payee’s address is recorded as “ÉϺ£É̳ÇÎ÷·å401ÊÒ, ÉϺ£ÄϾ©Î÷·1376ºÅ, Óʱà: 200040”.
Guangzhou cash
postal order
Applications submitted by mail must be paid for by postal order.Please ensure payee’s name is recorded as “°Ä´óÀûÑÇפ¹ãÖÝ×ÜÁìʹÝÇ©Ö¤´¦”, and payee’s address is recorded as “¹ãÖÝÊÐÌìºÓÇøÖ齭гÇÁÙ½­´óµÀ3ºÅ, ·¢Õ¹ÖÐÐÄ12Â¥, Óʱà: 510623”.

Option 3: At any DIAC Office in Australia. The payer should inform the Visa office of the applicant’s full name and the office in which the application will be lodged. The pink copy of the payment receipt should be attached to the application.
Please do not to send cash by mail.

Payment Options – Applicants residing in Mongolia

Most applicants from Mongolia will choose to lodge their applications through mail or courier, rather than coming to Beijing in person. Applicants must not send cash by mail or courier.

If lodging by mail or courier, then you can choose one of the following payment options:

Option 1: Ask a representative in China to pay the visa application charge for you at the Australian Embassy in CNY. They will need to provide you with the receipt number which you should submit with your application.

Option 2: Ask a representative in China to arrange a Chinese postal order in CNY for you.

Option 3: Ask a representative in Australia to pay the money for you at a DIAC office in Australia for you. They will need to provide you with the receipt number as you must provide this number to us when you lodge your application.

The Visa Application Charge must be paid in Chinese Yuan (CNY). United States Dollars (USD) are only accepted in the form of bank drafts. An USD bank draft from Mongolia should be issued in the name of “Australian Embassy Beijing”. Please note that a bank draft generally takes 60 working days to clear. We cannot begin processing an application until the bank draft has been cleared and payment received.

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