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.
First Class Migration Australia have received confirmation from the Department, via our industry association, notifying of changes to Partner (SC 309/100 & 820/801) and Prospective Marriage (SC 300) visa application arrangements. On or after 18 November 2017 the following changes will occur to Partner and Prospective Marriage Visa (PMV) application arrangements: Partner and PMV visas must be lodged online. PaperRead more
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
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
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 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
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.
NEW LIMITATIONS ON APPROVAL OF SPONSORSHIPS FOR PARTNER AND PROSPECTIVE MARRIAGE VISA APPLICATIONS From 18 November 2016, sponsors of Partner and Prospective Marriage visa applicants are required to meet additional legislative criteria pertaining to their character. Sponsors will need to provide Australian or foreign police checks to DIBP when requested and consent in their sponsorshipRead more