When applying for a visa it is a good idea to keep in mind that Australian Immigration Fees can be pricey for some applicants. Following each step in the immigration visa process is also important if you wish to be granted a visa. Typically, it takes between 9 to 12 months to complete the process, so plan for a wait. The time will give you time to organize your affairs and to prepare for your arrival in the country. There is also a fee for the application for an immigration visa, so you need to plan for that expense as well. It can take two to three months before a decision is made on the application. All non-English speaking applicants must also take an exam before they can get a visa. Currently, the cost for a primary visa application is AUD $ 3,755.00.