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Working Holiday Visa – Extension

Applicants who wish to extend their current working holiday visa, can do so after completing 3 months of specified work in regional Australia. Meaning of ‘Specified Work’ All specified work performed on or after 1 December 2015 must be remunerated in accordance with the relevant Australian legislation and awards, you should be paid at leastRead more

Obligations for 457 Temporary Business Sponsors

When businesses are approved as sponsors under the 457 programme they have certain legal obligations that must be complied with, both during and beyond the term of sponsorship approval. The main obligations are; Cooperation with Inspectors Employers must comply with workplace inspectors. Employers cannot; Prevent access to the workplace Conceal documents or the person InsultRead more

List of removed occupations

Occupations entirely removed from the list of eligible skilled occupation on 19th April 2017 are listed below. Occupation ANZSCO Code Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker 411511 Actor 211111 Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers NEC 211199 Aeroplane Pilot 231111 Air Traffic Controller 231112 Air Transport Professionals NEC 231199 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 323111 AmusementRead 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

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

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 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


TEMPORARY GRADUATE (SUBCLASS 485) VISA The Subclass 485 visa is for those whom have studied in Australia and wish to remain for work experience or transition to permanent residence through the General Skilled Migration Scheme. This subclass is divided into two streams, being the Graduate Work and the Post-Study Work stream. Here are some ofRead more