LIN 19/001: Payment of VAC and fees in foreign currencies

The Migration (LIN 19/001: Payment of Visa Application Charges and Fees in Foreign Currencies) Instrument 2019 commences on 1 Jan 2019

The new Migration (LIN 19/001: Payment of Visa Application Charges and Fees in Foreign Currencies) Instrument 2019 commences on 1 Jan 2019. Its explanatory statement includes the following:

2. The instrument repeals [IMMI 18/063]

3. The instrument operates under the power in paragraph 5.36(1A)(a) of the Regulations, for the Minister to specify foreign currencies, those currencies corresponding International Organization for Standardization code and their relevant exchange rate in relation to the Australian Dollar. The instrument is used to assist in the working out of the amount of payment of a fee, as defined in subregulation 5.36(4) of the Regulations (other than a visa application charge (VAC) payment to which subregulation 5.36(3A) of the Regulations applies).


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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at

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