Category: Blog

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

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

1 July 2017 changes: How they will affect New Zealanders

On 1 July 2017, there were a few legislative changes that effect New Zealand (NZ) Citizens. These include changes to the: New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary) (Subclass 461) visa; and Independent Skilled (Subclass 189) visas. Let’s begin with the changes to the Subclass 461 visa. The Australian Government now stipulates that ‘eligible NZ Citizens’Read more

Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL)

On June 21st 2017 the new Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) was released. The Western Australia Skilled Migration Occupation List (WASMOL) used to carry 178 occupations, this was changed in Labours first day of government in March 2017. The 18 occupations now left on the list are mainly in the health sector whereRead more

Citizenship Newsletter

Peter Dutton, the Minister for Immigration, last week introduced to Parliament the Governments’ proposed Changes to the requirements for Australian Citizenship which were announced on 20 April 2017. This legislation must still pass Parliament, however this draft Bill makes their intentions much clearer. Labour and Greens declared yesterday they will be voting again these changes –Read more

The benefits of an initial consultation with a migration agent.

Registered Migration Agents

There are numerous reasons as to why a paid consultation with a migration agent would be of invaluable use to visa applicants. Whilst the Department of Immigration’s (DIBP) website, various forums and Facebook pages provide advice as to the type of documentation that is required, it does not highlight the significance of when it isRead more