Category: Media Articles

First Class Migration Australia writes regularly for The Australia & New Zealand magazine offering advice to possible migrants in the UK. We also use this section to reference articles in the media we have been quoted in.

Australia’s borders to open on 15 December 2021 as planned

Australia is set to reopen its borders as planned on Wednesday 15 December to eligible visa holders, including international students, skilled migrants, humanitarian, working holiday makers and provisional family visa holders. The easing of restrictions means that fully vaccinated eligible visa holders will no longer be required to secure an exemption to travel into theRead more

Queensland has reopened its borders after months of lockdown

After months of lockdown Queensland reopened its borders at 1am today, Monday 13 December. Fully vaccinated people will be able to travel to Queensland without quarantining under certain conditions. This is the Queensland roadmap to easing restrictions: Domestic arrivals Travellers from interstate hotspots can arrive by road or air. They must be fully vaccinated. TheyRead more

No quarantine for fully vaccinated travellers entering NSW

Quarantine will no longer be necessary for fully vaccinated international arrivals entering New South Wales from 1st November 2021. The aim of the decision is to allow Australians stranded abroad to get home by the end of the year, and to relaunch international travel and tourism. How will this work? To qualify for no quarantine, arrivals fromRead 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

Good News! Special arrangements for COVID affected Visa holders

New transitional arrangements for COVID affected visa holders – Subclass 457 in the Temporary Residence Transition Stream New legislation has been introduced in order to provide concessions for particular Subclass 457 visa holders. If your work hours have been reduced or you have been required to take unpaid leave due to the COVID19 pandemic, transitionalRead more

Departing Australia during COVID 19 – Restrictions and Exemptions

Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic, Australia is encouraging all international visitors to return home. We understand this can be challenging with the limit on departing flights so we are doing our best to establish the most convenient and straight-forward options.