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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

Understanding Caveats for the subclass 457 visa programme

We have been forwarded the information below from the DIBP 457 visa section to assist us in understanding the caveats which are going to apply to 59 occupations caveated under the 457 visa stream – I have not detailed all 59 occupations as many are not relevant to our client base, i.e rural/agricultural – IRead 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

Changes to the Australian Permanent Visa

Reforms to Australia’s permanent employer sponsored skilled migration programme. Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa (ENS visa) – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) visa (RSMS visa). Implementation of these reforms will begin immediately and be completed by March 2018. What is changing? Changes from April 2017  From 19 April 2017, for new applicantsRead 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

What is a registered migration agent?

What is a registered migration agent? At First Class Migration, we provide a professional service to those whom wish to stay temporarily or permanently in Australia. We thought to provide an insight to our clients and prospective clients about our profession and how our expertise assists you. In order to become a migration agent, oneRead more

Newsletter March 2017

Newsletter March 2017   Sharing all things migration and visa related with our valued clients We hope you find this month newsletter informative Fast Food Industry Labour Agreement The 457 visa has been at the centre of raging controversy in the last 12 months or so amid debate about prioritising local jobs. The media jumped onRead more

Newsletter February 2017

Newsletter February 2017   Sharing all things migration and visa related with our valued clients We hope you find this month newsletter informative First Class Migration Australia has had a cracking start to 2017 and we hope you have all had a great start to 2017 – the Chinese Year of the Fire Rooster! TheRead more

Amendment to Backpackers Tax

Backpackers Tax The backpackers tax has been a controversial issue in parliament for longer than they should care to admit. Whilst the Coalition agreed to reduce the tax from 32.5% to 19%, Labor remained committed to a 10.5% tax. (This percentage being applied to every dollar earned in Australia) The argument in the Senate finallyRead more

NO CHANGES AS YET TO THE AGE ELIGIBILITY FOR WORKING HOLIDAY MAKERS

NO CHANGES AS YET TO THE AGE ELIGIBILITY FOR WORKING HOLIDAY MAKERS Whilst the media has prominently been advocating changes to the age eligibility for Working Holiday Visas, namely increasing the age limit from 30 to 35 – No such changes to legislation have come into effect. The Australian Government is currently considering options forRead more