Category: Corporate 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

Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Expected To Be Released In The Next Four Weeks

Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Due to be Released in the Next Four Weeks  A friendly reminder to all of our corporate clients that the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy is anticipated to be released within the next four weeks. We encourage anyone eligible to lodge a Temporary Skills Shortage (subclass 482), Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)Read 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

Skilling Australian Fund Acts & Labour Market Testing

Skilling Australians Fund Acts & Labour Market Testing: For the last 13 months, we’ve all been waiting for the Australian Government to finish and implement all their proposed changes to the Employer Sponsored Migration scheme. On 18 March 2018, the majority of legislative changes finally came into effect, including the introduction of the TSS (subclassRead more

Introducing The Temporary Skills Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa

INTRODUCING THE NEW TEMPORARY SKILLS SHORTAGE (TSS) (SUBCLASS 482) VISA Yesterday, Sunday 18 March 2018, the long-anticipated subclass 482 visa came into effect, signifying the end of an era for the Temporary Work (formerly Temporary Business) subclass 457 visa. The greater part of the new legislation for the 482 visa has been released and we are pleasedRead more

GOODBYE 457 VISA, WELCOME 482 VISA

First Class Migration Australia can now finally advise that the new TSS (Temporary Skill Shortage) (subclass 482) visa will be implemented on Sunday 18th March 2018 – a mere 11 months to the day after the shocking announcements of April 2017. The subclass 457 visa will be abolished and replaced with the TSS visa as of this date. This will beRead 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

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