Australian Consulate-General
Hong Kong

VISMG: Visa and Citizenship Charges

Visas and migration

[ Visa and Citizenship Charges ]






Visa application type

Base Charge (AUD)
from 1 January 2018

Visitor visa (Tourism Stream and Business visitor Stream) 140
Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa 280
Student visa 560
Resident Return visa 365
Partner Migration visa 7,000
Child Migration visa 2,415
Citizenship by descent 230
Evidence of Australian Citizenship 190


A credit card surcharge will apply to transactions made using Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB and Diners credit cards. The following rates will apply:

• Visa and Mastercard - 0.98% (1.32 % effective 1 July 2018)
• American Express and JCB - 1.4%
• Diners Club International - 1.99%
  For information on current charges, visit:

Visa pricing arrangements have taken effect as part of a change to Australia’s visa pricing model. Further information on the changes to visa pricing is available at:

 Payment for applications lodged at the Australian Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong

The AVAC accepts cash but does not accept personal and company cheques. Applications will need to be accompanied by the correct payment and be paid by one of the following means:


Cash (HKD).


Bank draft payable to "Australian Consulate General Hong Kong" in HKD.

3 Payments using credit cards are normally processed in Australian Dollars (AUD) only (Mastercard, Visa, AMEX, Diners, JCB).

Note: If paying by credit card in Australian Dollars you may incur banking and currency conversion fees and you accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.

Enter the total amount in the ‘Payment details’ section of the visa application form. Please enter the credit card number and have the cardholder sign the form.


For any other charges the Department of Home Affairs website provides a currency converter to allow you to determine the amount payable in Hong Kong dollars.


Page Last Update: 21 May 2018