Category: First Class MIgration News

Welcome Back, Tanya Tekuleka!

                      To our dear clients, we are so pleased to announce that Tanya Tekuleka, our Senior Registered Migration Agent, has returned to office after spending the last six months on maternity leave. Tanya has been dearly missed around the office and we are so thrilled toRead 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

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

New Fees For The Temporary Skills Shortage (Subclass 482) Visa

On Sunday 18 March 2018, we formally welcomed the new subclass 482 visa. Now, we would like to let you know how much you and your sponsoring employer will be paying for your application under the new legislation. Department of Home Affairs subclass 482 application fees Occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)Read 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