NEW LIMITATIONS ON APPROVAL OF SPONSORSHIPS FOR PARTNER AND PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA APPLICATIONS

NEW LIMITATIONS ON APPROVAL OF SPONSORSHIPS FOR PARTNER AND PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA APPLICATIONS From 18 November 2016, sponsors of Partner and Prospective Marriage visa applicants are required to meet additional legislative criteria pertaining to their character. Sponsors will need to provide Australian or foreign police checks to DIBP when requested and consent in their sponsorshipRead more

CANADA V AUSTRALIA – THE GREAT DEBATE

CANADA V AUSTRALIA AMERICANS!: Unhappy with a Trump presidency? Thinking about relocating? Deciding whether you should cross the border to Canada or travel across the world to Australia? Here is a list of reasons as to why you should consider a Trump-free new life in Australia:   CANADA AUSTRALIA X – It’s cold √ –Read more

UPDATE ON CURRENT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES

UPDATE ON CURRENT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES The Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) has recently made three important changes in legislation which will affect a number of current and future visa holders: Temporary Work (Subclass 457) Visa – Condition 8107 Changes This change affects those Subclass 457 visa applicants whom are granted a Subclass 457Read more

TAX ARRANGEMENTS FOR WORKING HOLIDAY MAKERS

TAX ARRANGEMENTS FOR WORKING HOLIDAY MAKERS There has been a lot of media speculation as to how Working Holiday makers are taxed in Australia. For clarification, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released an article specifying the tax arrangements in place for those individuals on Working Holiday Visas. Working holiday makers are taxed solely onRead more

CHANGES TO THE TEMPORARY WORK (SHORT STAY) VISA SYSTEM

CHANGES TO THE TEMPORARY WORK (SHORT STAY) VISA SYSTEM From 19 November 2016, the Australian Government will introduce a new temporary activity visa framework. There will be four visa subclasses for Temporary Work (Short Stay) visas. These include: Subclass 400 Temporary Work (Short Stay Specialist) visa; Subclass 403 Temporary Work (International Relations) visa; Subclass 407Read more

First Class Migration – Newsletter July 2016

First Class Migration – Newsletter Focusing on Independent/State sponsored Migration Keeping you informed and up to date with all things migration New Year 2016 – 2017 2016-2017 SOL A new migration program year for 2016-2017 commenced on 1 July 2016 and the overall arrangements, processes, and cost of applying for the Skilled – Independent (SubclassRead more

First Class Migration Newsletter – New Financial Year 2016

First Class Migration Newsletter – New Financial Year Happy New Financial Year to our clients and friends! And as always with the new financial year comes changes to legislation and processing procedures from the Government and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. We encourage you to take a few minutes to review this editionRead more

Newsletter Thursday 26th May 2016

Newsletter Thursday 26th May 2016 – Migration & Visa News  Sharing all things migration and visa related with our valued clients …. We hope you find this month newsletter informative Working Holiday Review …… The Turnbull Government announced it will undertake a review of the broad range of issues affecting the supply and taxation of workingRead more

457 News – 19th April 2016

Welcome to a special mini edition of our newsletter which focuses on some changes to the Migration Regulations which come into effect on 19 April 2016. What is changing on 19 April 2016? On 19 April 2016, a number of changes to the Migration Regulations in relation to non-discriminatory recruitment practices, English language requirement exemptionsRead more