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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

457 visa – July 1st 2017 – changes to the occupation lists

Occupation lists MLTSSL and STSOL For subclass 457 temporary business visas, there are two occupations lists which are relevant, being the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short Term Skilled Occupation List. Applicants with occupations on the MLTSSL will be approved a visa for a period of 4 years. Applicants with occupationRead 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

Working Holiday Visa – Extension

Applicants who wish to extend their current working holiday visa, can do so after completing 3 months of specified work in regional Australia. Meaning of ‘Specified Work’ All specified work performed on or after 1 December 2015 must be remunerated in accordance with the relevant Australian legislation and awards, you should be paid at leastRead more

Obligations for 457 Temporary Business Sponsors

When businesses are approved as sponsors under the 457 programme they have certain legal obligations that must be complied with, both during and beyond the term of sponsorship approval. The main obligations are; Cooperation with Inspectors Employers must comply with workplace inspectors. Employers cannot; Prevent access to the workplace Conceal documents or the person InsultRead more

The New TSS Visa Program

The new TSS Visa Programme On 18 April 2017, the Government announced that the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) will be abolished and replaced with the completely new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. The TSS visa programme will be comprised of a Short-Term stream of up to two years and aRead more

Subclass 457 visa – Recent Government Announcement

Subclass 457 visa – Recent Government Announcement On 18 April 2017, the Government announced a number of changes in relation to the temporary and permanent skilled migration programmes. Changes to the approved occupation list – phase 1 The first phase of a number of intended changes to the approved occupation list for the subclass 457Read more

English Requirements for the 457 Visa

English Requirements for the 457 All applicants applying for the 457 visa must meet the English language requirements. You will either need to sit a relevant English language test OR qualify for an exemption. English Language Tests On the 18th April 2015, the English language testing changed, any applications lodged after this date needed toRead more