What does it cost to apply for refugee status?

The entire process of applying for refugee status is free. If anyone (interpreter, Home Affairs official, ‘agent’, ‘broker’ or legal counsellor) wants money from you to carry out the interview, issue you with a permit or renew documents, this person is acting against the law and you should report them to the refugee office Centre Manager and/or to the nearest police station. Anyone caught paying or accepting a bribe can be arrested and put in jail.