Author: Michelle LeFevre

Labour Market Testing

Subclass 482 – Labour Market Testing required for all nominations and all occupations As advised in our previous newsletter, it is now a requirement that Labour Market Testing is evidenced for all 482 nomination applications.  We can now provide further advice in relation to the Departmental “policy” surrounding Labour Market Testing (LMT)  The approved sponsorRead more

Introducing The Temporary Skills Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa

INTRODUCING THE NEW TEMPORARY SKILLS SHORTAGE (TSS) (SUBCLASS 482) VISA Yesterday, Sunday 18 March 2018, the long-anticipated subclass 482 visa came into effect, signifying the end of an era for the Temporary Work (formerly Temporary Business) subclass 457 visa. The greater part of the new legislation for the 482 visa has been released and we are pleasedRead more

GOODBYE 457 VISA, WELCOME 482 VISA

First Class Migration Australia can now finally advise that the new TSS (Temporary Skill Shortage) (subclass 482) visa will be implemented on Sunday 18th March 2018 – a mere 11 months to the day after the shocking announcements of April 2017. The subclass 457 visa will be abolished and replaced with the TSS visa as of this date. This will beRead more

BIG Changes Announced to the Skilled Occupation Lists

17 JANUARY 2018: CHANGES TO OCCUPATION LISTS AND RELATED INSTRUMENTS  The changes to the occupation lists have been announced. These changes will apply from 17 January 2018. Please note, this does not apply to applications lodged before 17thJanuary 2018 that are in the pipeline, it only effects applications lodged on or after 17thJanuary 2018. The occupationRead more

Further Developments to the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa

First Class Migration Australia have received confirmation from the Department, via our industry association the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), notifying of further information as to the introduction of the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa legislated to come into effect March 2018. According to the MIA, the summation of the information discussed and clarified at a meeting betweenRead more

Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa Update

First Class Migration Australia have received confirmation from the Department, via our industry association the Migration Institute of Australia (MIA), notifying of further information as to the introduction of the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) visa legislated to come into effect March 2018. According to the MIA, the summation of the information discussed and clarified at a meeting betweenRead more

URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Using First Class Migration Australia For Your Subclass 457 Or ENS Application

For this week ending Friday 9 February 2018, we would like to advise our corporate clients to urgently instruct our services for any 457 nomination and visa applications that need to be lodged before the 457 visa is abolished. As you will all be aware, the Department of Home Affairs (formerly Department of Immigration and Border Protection) introduced huge legislative changes, includingRead more

Important MIA Update: Changes to Partner and Prospective Marriage (PMV) Application Arrangements

First Class Migration Australia have received confirmation from the Department, via our industry association, notifying of changes to Partner (SC 309/100 & 820/801) and Prospective Marriage (SC 300) visa application arrangements. On or after 18 November 2017 the following changes will occur to Partner and Prospective Marriage Visa (PMV) application arrangements: Partner and PMV visas must be lodged online. PaperRead more

JANUARY UPDATES: 457 Visa and Employer Sponsored Permanent Residency – Transitional Arrangements

457 Visa and Employer Sponsored PR Updates 457 visas A six-monthly review cycle of the occupation lists was established by the Australian Government in April 2017 to ensure that the skilled occupations lists appropriately reflect genuine needs in the Australian labour market, and align with the Government’s policy that Australian workers have priority. Updates toRead more