Category: 457 Visa

Fantastic News For 457/482 Nomination Transfers

457/482 Nomination Transfers and the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy We are pleased to confirm we have received some fantastic news regarding how the payment of the SAF levy will affect employers facilitating a nomination transfer for a subclass 457 or subclass 482 visa holder. Going forward, all employers facilitating subclass 457/482 nomination transfers will only need toRead more

Increase In Department Of Home Affairs Fees; MasterCard Credit Card Surcharge

VISA APPLICATION CHARGE INCREASES AS OF JULY 2018 We would like to advise our clients that as of July 2018 the Department of Home Affairs has increased their visa application charge (VAC) fees across a number of visa subclasses. This has and will continue to affect all visa applications lodged on or after 1 July 2018.Read 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

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

Hot News – Transitional Arrangements March 2018 –  Employer Sponsored Permanent Residency (Subclass 186)

News out today 14th November 2017 People who held, or had applied for, a subclass 457 visa on 18 April 2017 will be able to access certain existing provisions under the Temporary Residence Transition stream: Occupation requirements remain the same (i.e. there are no restrictions as long as the nominee continues to work in the same position forRead more

457 visa – July 1st 2017 – changes to the occupation lists

Occupation lists MLTSSL and STSOL For subclass 457 temporary business visas, there are two occupations lists which are relevant, being the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short Term Skilled Occupation List. Applicants with occupations on the MLTSSL will be approved a visa for a period of 4 years. Applicants with occupationRead more

FIRST CLASS MIGRATION AUSTRALIA – NEWSLETTER JUNE 15TH 2017

Registered Migration Agents

July 1st 2017 – Changes There are a number of changes to the 457 visa which come into effect on 1st July 2017 as detailed below. We do advise our clients to contact us asap if you have any 457 visa applicants in the pipeline so we can ascertain if it is better to lodgeRead more

Visa Application Processing Times – Updated 17th May 2017

    Visa Type   Stream   75% of applications processed in   90% of applications processed in Work & Skilled Visas 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Agreement 5 Months 7 Months 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Direct Entry 9 Months 11 Months 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Temporary Residence Transition 8 Months 10 Months 189 Skilled –Read more

Health Insurance – 457 Visa

Health Insurance

All applicants must hold adequate health insurance during their stay in Australia, this can either be; A private health insurance policy; or Medicare, if eligible to enrol under the Reciprocal Health Care Arrangements (RHCA). Insurance must cover the primary applicant and any family members included in the application. RHCA (Reciprocal Health Care Arrangements) The AustralianRead more