Subclass 457 visa – Recent Government Announcement

Subclass 457 visa – Recent Government Announcement On 18 April 2017, the Government announced a number of changes in relation to the temporary and permanent skilled migration programmes. Changes to the approved occupation list – phase 1 The first phase of a number of intended changes to the approved occupation list for the subclass 457Read more

English Requirements for the 457 Visa

English Requirements for the 457 All applicants applying for the 457 visa must meet the English language requirements. You will either need to sit a relevant English language test OR qualify for an exemption. English Language Tests On the 18th April 2015, the English language testing changed, any applications lodged after this date needed toRead more

General Skilled Migration

Have you got enough points for you GSM visa? The General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa program also known as the points tested migration program. After dealing with so many GSM visa applications over the years, we noticed that most clients are often quite surprised to find out that their actual score is lower than theyRead more

Parent Visas – New rules on pension transfers

5th April 2017 Considering a parent visa….. then consider your pension. If you are from the UK and are planning to come over on a parent visa to retire in Australia you should consider what you want to do with your UK pension scheme. The HMRC last made changes in April 2015 and because ofRead more

Western Australia – Migration Update March 29th 2017

Western Australia – Migration Update Skilled Migration Western Australia has announced an interim list of occupations for state nomination, however the Perth region remains suspended. Invitations issued to intending migrants that were eligible for WA state nomination before 13 March 2017 will be honoured and their applications processed as per current guidelines. WASMOL (Western AustraliaRead more

Filled Occupations – March 28th 2017

Two occupations have been filled by the March 15th invitation rounds – these being “Computer Network Professionals” and  “Other Engineering Professionals”. This means that no further invitations will be issued this financial year for subclass 189 or subclass 489 in these occupations. It is also expected that the following occupations will be filled in theRead more

Newsletter March 22nd – Fight On The Beaches Charity Ball

Newsletter March 23rd 2017   Sharing all things migration and visa related with our valued clients We hope you find this month’s newsletter informative First Class Migration Australia are very proud to announce that we are this year sponsoring a local Northern Beaches charity, Fight on the Beaches, which is very close to our hearts.Read more

Newsletter March 17th 2017

Newsletter March 17th 2017 Sharing all things migration and visa related with our valued clients We hope you find this month newsletter informative Western Australia On Saturday, 11 March 2017 the people of Western Australia elected Mark McGowan’s Labor Party into power for the first time in 8 years. As a result of this, thereRead more

What is a registered migration agent?

What is a registered migration agent? At First Class Migration, we provide a professional service to those whom wish to stay temporarily or permanently in Australia. We thought to provide an insight to our clients and prospective clients about our profession and how our expertise assists you. In order to become a migration agent, oneRead more

Newsletter March 2017

Newsletter March 2017   Sharing all things migration and visa related with our valued clients We hope you find this month newsletter informative Fast Food Industry Labour Agreement The 457 visa has been at the centre of raging controversy in the last 12 months or so amid debate about prioritising local jobs. The media jumped onRead more