Category: Newsletters

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

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

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

The 2017 Australian Goverment’s ‘Shake -Up’ to Skilled Migration

Grab a coffee as this is a long newsletter but certainly worth the read and insight for all of our corporate clients to get a summary of all of the legislative changes since April 2017 through to March 2018!  It’s not unheard of and it is in fact common, to hear of changes being madeRead 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

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

First Class Migration Australia – Newsletter May 26th

Visa Application Fee Increases As part of the 2017-18 Budget, the Government announced a number of changes to existing visa application charges. These will take effect on July 1st 2017. Visa Type Current Fee From 1 July 2017 General Skilled Migration $3,600 $3,670 Partner Temporary $6,965 $7,000 Parent (Contributory) $3,695 $3,945 457 $1,060 $1,080 ENS/RSMS $3,600Read more