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Visa Application Charge

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Visa Application Charge

The Visa Application Charge (VAC) is the amount of money you must pay for your visa or citizenship application.  Your application is not valid until we receive your payment. 

We set six-monthly foreign exchange rates on 1 January and 1 July each year.  The cost of your application in Chinese Renminbi Yuan or Mongolian Tugrik will rise or fall in line with this exchange rate.

For visa subclasses processed in China, the Visa Pricing Currency Table can help you work out the price of your visa (Effective on 1 July 2019).

For other visa subclasses, you can use the Visa Pricing Estimator

Payment Options

Paying online is the safest and fastest way to pay.  You can pay and lodge most applications online through ImmiAccount.  All online payments are charged in Australian dollars and a credit card surcharge may apply.  For more information, please see How to Pay

If you are unable to lodge your application online, most paper applications can be lodged at an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC).  Certain paper applications may be lodged at the Guangzhou Visa Office by appointment only. See: Where to Submit a Visa Application

When lodging your paper application at an AVAC in China, you will need to pay:
•  the VAC
•  the AVAC service fee1
•  (only if applicable) the return courier charge2

If you are lodging your application at an AVAC in person, you can pay your VAC, AVAC service fee and courier charge (if applicable) in cash.

If you are lodging your application at an AVAC by mail or courier, you must pay for the VAC separately to the AVAC service fee/courier charge.

Before sending your application to the AVAC, you can pay by:
•  using the Pre-pay function in the Manage Payments section in  ImmiAccount (attach your payment receipt to the application as evidence of payment) or
•  credit card (complete the Payment Details part of the application form with card details and authorized amount in Australian dollars. Please include the contact details and signature of the cardholder).

For applications lodged by mail, the AVAC service fee can be paid via bank transfer from any debit card issued by a bank in China to the respective AVAC bank account at a Postal Savings Bank of China.


How to Pay the AVAC Service Fee and Return Courier Charges for applications lodged by mail

Money Transfer – Payee Details

Beijing AVAC

At any Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) by money transfer made out to Beijing AVAC

 1. 账户名称:北京东方天晓出入境服务有限公司

Name of account: Beijing Eastern Tianxiao Immigration Services Co. Ltd.

2. 所 属 银 行:中 国 邮 政 储 蓄 银 行 有 限 责 任 公 司 北 京 朝 阳 区 吉 庆 里 支 行

Name of bank: Chaoyang District, Beijing, Jiqingli Branch of Postal Savings Bank of China

3. 银行账号:100833012980010001

Account of bank: 100833012980010001

Chengdu AVAC

At any Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) by money transfer made out to Chengdu AVAC

 1. 账户名称:成都中恒天信出入境服务有限公司

Name of account: Chengdu Sino Visa Eternal Exit & Entry Immigration Co., Ltd

2. 所属银行:中国邮政储蓄银行有限责任公司 成都太升南路支行

Name of Bank: South Taisheng Road Chengdu Branch of Postal Savings Bank of China

3. 银行账号:9510 0001 0001 2700 48

Account number: 9510 0001 0001 2700 48

Guangzhou AVAC

At any Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) by money transfer made out to Guangzhou AVAC

    1. 账户名称:广东中旅移民签证顾问有限公司

Name of account: Guangdong CTS Visa Consulting Co.,Ltd.

2. 所属银行:中国邮政储蓄银行广州体育西支行

Name of Bank: Postal Savings Bank of China, Tiyuxi, Guangzhou Branch

3. 银行账号:944006010000044760

Account number: 944006010000044760

Shanghai AVAC

At any Postal Savings Bank of China (PSBC) by money transfer made out to Shanghai AVAC

     1. 账户名称:上海申慧因私出入境服务有限公司

Name of account: Shanghai Shenhui Overseas Affairs Service Co., Ltd

2. 所属银行:中国邮政储蓄银行黄浦区斜土路支行

Name of the Bank: POSTAL SAVINGS BANK OF CHINA, Shanghai Huangpu District Xietu Road sub branch

3. 银行账号:100830885970012222

Account number: 100830885970012222


1. Please check the VFS Global website for information on the AVAC service fee for different visa subclasses:

2. Please include an additional charge of RMB 78 for the return courier fee in the following cases only:
•  If you require an original receipt (Fapiao); or
•  If you have not provided an email address to receive your Visa decision letter; or
•  If you require your original documents to be returned (please note: original documents do not include bank statements and notarized certificates, etc.) We do not generally require original documents (including passport) to process visa applications. Do not include original documents in your application unless we specifically ask for them.


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Page last updated  28 June 2019