Category: Blog

We’re Moving!

IMPORTANT NOTICE To our valued clients, please be advised we will be relocating our office to Suite 6, 16 Waratah Street, Mona Vale, NSW 2103 Australia on Thursday 1 November 2018. Please note our postal address remains unchanged: PO Box 1584, Warriewood Square, NSW 2102 Australia. As a result of the move, we kindly request you allow our teamRead more

September 2018 Newsletter

To our valued clients, First Class Migration Australia would like to announce that starting this month we will be releasing a monthly newsletter, in addition to our ad-hoc announcements and updates, which will cover a range of topics and areas of migration law. If you have any suggestions or feedback as to areas you’d likeRead more

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

SAF Levy And Labour Market Testing: New Requirements As At 12 August 2018

Labour Market Testing: Requirements, Exemptions and Recommendations Yesterday, on Sunday 12 August 2018, the long-anticipated Skilling Australians Fund levy was introduced, bringing along with it new Labour Market Testing requirements for Temporary Skills Shortage (subclass 482) nomination applications. We have now received confirmation from the Department of Home Affairs full details of the new requirementsRead more

NEW Labour Market Testing Requirements

NEW Labour Market Testing Legislative Requirements Following on from our newsletter yesterday afternoon regarding the introduction of the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy on Sunday 12 August 2018, we can now confirm details of the new Labour Market Testing legislation. The new Labour Market Testing requirements are as follows: The sponsoring employer must evidence they have advertisedRead more

Important Announcement: Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy Will Be Introduced On 12 August 2018

SKILLING AUSTRALIANS FUND (SAF) LEVY TO BE INTRODUCED SUNDAY 12 AUGUST 2018 To our valued corporate clients, please be advised we have just received confirmation from our industry association that the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy will be introduced on Sunday 12 August 2018.The levy will be applicable to all nomination applications for employer-sponsored visas lodgedRead more

Eligible For Citizenship? Find Out Now!

Want to apply for your Australian citizenship but not sure if you’re eligible? Not to worry – we have formulated a quick and easy online eligibility form. Fill out the form, press submit, sit back and wait for our email you with further information. Complete Form NOW

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