Category: Blog

MEET THE TEAM

We have a few new team members, and some who are not so new, who we’d like to introduce to you all. Some of you may have already met these superstars, but just in case you haven’t had the pleasure we thought we’d introduce you to a member of the team every week. They workRead more

Pharmacists added to PMSOL

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke announced on Tuesday that Pharmacists will be added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), which outlines priority visa processing. The decision comes as thousands of pharmacies across Australia are invited to join the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to help accelerate the program. The new occupations (including ANZSCO codes) added are:Read more

FIRST CLASS MIGRATION AUSTRALIA’S OFFICE MOVES OFFSITE

Following stricter COVID-19 restrictions being enforced across New South Wales, the First Class Migration Australia office will be moving offsite. Our team will still be very much available but working remotely from Wednesday 21st July 2021 to adhere to the latest COVID-19 restriction criteria. All our staff will be available via email during normal officeRead more

AUSTRALIA VISA ALLOCATION FOR 2022

Australia’s migration program has been severely interrupted by COVID-19. The recent budget stated that due to international travel restrictions the target of 160,000 migrants a year will focus on granting permanent residency status to those already onshore, including families and partners. In 2021-2022, the Migration Program Skill stream will continue to focus on visa categories thatRead more

VICTORIA’S SKILLED MIGRATION PROGRAM OPENING FOR 2021 – 2022

Victoria’s Skilled Migration Program for 2021-2022 will open to new Registrations of Interest (ROIs) on 7 July 2021. The Department of Home Affairs has provided Victoria with 3,500 subclass 190 places, and 500 subclass 491 places. This year they will be selecting candidates who are currently living and working in Victoria, using their Science, Technology,Read more

MORE OCCUPATIONS ADDED TO THE PRIORITY MIGRATION SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST (PMSOL)

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that additional occupations will be added to the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), meaning that employer sponsored nominations and visa applications with an occupation on the PMSOL will be given priority. The PMSOL was developed to ensure critical skilled occupations will continue to be filled through theRead more

Flights between India and Australia have officially been suspended until 15 May 2021

As the current COVID-19 situation continues to worsen in India, the Australian Government have suspended all flights to and from India. In a committee meeting this morning the Prime Minister addressed reporters saying “We recognise that there has been a very significant outbreak in India. Today we agreed, in addition to the measures that I announced afterRead more

Grant Dates Announced – COVID-Concessions for certain Visas

COVID Concessions for Visas

Onshore Grant Dates Announced – Partner Visas, Contributory Parent Visas and Child Visas The department have officially announced a date when the onshore grant of the below mentioned subclasses, which are usually granted offshore, will commence. Commencement Date: 27 February 2021 From the 27th of February the below visas will be eligible to be grantedRead more

How to employ an overseas worker – Sponsor Obligations and Visa Requirements

Sponsoring overseas employees to work for your Australian business is not only a great opportunity for a business to tap into highly skilled workers from around the world, but also a great opportunity for foreign nationals to work in Australia and gain experience abroad. Some visa options even offer pathways to Permanent Residency!