Category: Parent Visas

Parents to be classified as ‘immediate family’ for travel to Australia

The decision to classify the parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents as immediate family, opening the door for them to travel into the country, has been met with relief and much excitement. The rule change will allow parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents to travel to Australian states and territories that have reachedRead more

Applying for a Permanent Parent Visa – Reuniting families in Australia

Permanent Parent Visas are a great visa option for Australian Residents and Citizens with parents of foreign residence looking to relocate their loved ones.

New COVID visa waiver – ‘offshore grant requirement’

Visa Waiver - First Class Migration Australia

For most offshore visa’s, there is a requirement for the applicant to be outside of Australia at the time of grant. The Department has just announced that this requirement will be waived for certain family visa applicants.

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

Applying for an Australian Parent Visa

Are you missing your children? Grandchildren? Sons/Daughters-in-law? (Perhaps not, but let’s move on). Have the individuals you’ve given life to, toddled off to Australia, gained their citizenship/permanent residence and forgotten to invite you to the party? Never fear, Australia has temporary and permanent solutions to bridging the gap between you and your offspring. There areRead more

Parent Visas – New rules on pension transfers

5th April 2017 Considering a parent visa….. then consider your pension. If you are from the UK and are planning to come over on a parent visa to retire in Australia you should consider what you want to do with your UK pension scheme. The HMRC last made changes in April 2015 and because ofRead 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

Changes to Australian Parent Visas & the introduction of a temporary Parent Visa

The Australian government has been assessing the Parent visa pathways currently offered as part of Australia’s Permanent Migration Programme and are discussing changes to be implemented on 1 July 2017.


UPDATE ON CURRENT LEGISLATIVE CHANGES The Department of Immigration & Border Protection (DIBP) has recently made three important changes in legislation which will affect a number of current and future visa holders: Temporary Work (Subclass 457) Visa – Condition 8107 Changes This change affects those Subclass 457 visa applicants whom are granted a Subclass 457Read more