The Migrant Levy is payable once your residence has been approved in principle.
All residence applicants (except for citizens of Samoa who are applying under Family Category, and refugees and their families) must pay their Migrant Levy before residence can be granted.
Your immigration officer will advise you in writing when your Migrant Levy is payable and how much the fee is. The letter will also advise you of payment methods, which most commonly include bank cheques or credit card payments.
Migrant levy fee charges are detailed in our Fee Guide.
This answer was last updated on 8 November, 2012.
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