Beginning April 19th, 2014, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) will pass on any credit card surcharge fees, which are fees that banks charge vendors for using their credit facilities, to their clients. Because of budget pressures, the DIBP is no longer able to cover these fees. The surcharge fee rates are as follows:

  • Visa/Mastercard: 1.08%
  • Diners Club International: 2.91%
  • American Express/JCB: 1.99%

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.