Employer Sponsored PR Visa – Read the Factsheet
First Class Migration Australia Blog
by Michelle LeFevre
3M ago
Employer-Sponsored Permanent Residency Visa Reform November 2023 The Department of Home Affairs has provided the below fact sheet for the benefit of MIA members, ahead of the Employer Sponsored Pathways changes expeted to commence 25 November 2023.   The post Employer Sponsored PR Visa – Read the Factsheet appeared first on First Class Migration ..read more
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Employer Sponsored Permanent Residency Visa
First Class Migration Australia Blog
by Michelle LeFevre
3M ago
The Department of Home Affairs has finally set a date for the expansion of the employer-sponsored visa permanent residency program. This refrom is expected to take place on 25 November 2023. This is part of the government’s plan to improve the skilled migration program. The goal is to transform and strengthen the program to better meet the long-term needs of the country. The changes will make it easier for employers to sponsor skilled workers for permanent residency, in both the short term skilled occupation list and the medium to long term skilled occupation list. These changes will benefit b ..read more
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March 2023 News – General Skilled Migration Invitation Updates
First Class Migration Australia Blog
by Michelle LeFevre
3M ago
March 2023 Welcome to this month’s issue of First Class Migration’s Australian Immigration Update, March 2023. In this edition: – GSM Skill Assessment Update – 485 Temporary Graduate Visa Update – Working Holiday Makers Update – Student Visa Update – Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) Reminder – ANZSCO Comprehensive Review Another month, another slate of the latest Australian immigration news and updates. As always, there have been a number of developments that could impact those of you who are either planning to migrate to Australia or are already in the process. We have curated a roun ..read more
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Temp Skilled Migration Income Threshold to increase
First Class Migration Australia Blog
by Michelle LeFevre
3M ago
Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold to increase 1 July 2023 & Subclass 482 Transition to Permanent Residency Update! Temporary Skilled Migration Threshold Increase: The government has announced that they will increase the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) from $53,900 to $70,000 from 1 July 2023. All new nominations lodged ON or AFTER this date will be required to meet the new TSMIT of $70,000 or the annual market salary rate which is higher. Applications lodged before 1 July 2023 will NOT be affected. For further information, please visit: https://minister ..read more
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Innovation and Early Careers Skills Exchange Pilot – UK/Australia 29th September 2023
First Class Migration Australia Blog
by Michelle LeFevre
5M ago
The following information has been provided to the MIA for members information by the Free Trade Agreement Services Section within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: The Innovation and Early Careers Skills Exchange Pilot (IECSEP) is a new visa pathway that will enable eligible UK citizens to take their next career step in Australia. Agreed under the Australia-United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement, IECSEP is one of a number of outcomes under this comprehensive free trade agreement that will deepen economic ties between the two countries. IECSEP offers two streams: I ..read more
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NSW State Sponsorship now open 28th September 2023
First Class Migration Australia Blog
by Michelle LeFevre
5M ago
Basic Eligibility To be considered for NSW nomination, at a minimum, you must meet the following basic criteria: Visa eligibility: You must meet all visa requirements outlined by Home Affairs for this visa Skills assessment: You must have a valid skills assessment in an occupation on the eligible skilled occupation list Residency: You must be either currently residing: in NSW and have continuously resided in NSW for a minimum period of six months; or offshore and have continuously resided offshore for a minimum period of six months The NSW target sectors are specific industry sectors that ha ..read more
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Updated State & Territory Nomination Allocations
First Class Migration Australia Blog
by Michelle LeFevre
5M ago
In this blog we will be covering the updated state and territory nomination allocations, and the significant decrease in numbers allocated to state sponsored 190 Visas. Understanding the Situation Allocations are essentially limits assigned to each state and territory, dictating the number of new primary applicants they can nominate within a given year. Migration policies and allocations are subject to constant evaluation, reflecting changing economic and social landscapes. The Government released the State and Territory nomination allocations, as per the table below. This adjustment is aimed ..read more
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New Updates to the Sponsorship Visas
First Class Migration Australia Blog
by Michelle LeFevre
6M ago
264 Businesses Sanctioned for Breaching Sponsorship Obligations The Department of Home Affairs works closely with their partner organization, The Australian Border Force (ABF), to ensure the integrity of Australia’s migration program. During the period from 1 July 2022 to 31 March 2023 the ABF took punitive action against 264 businesses due to violations of their sponsorship obligations. What are Sponsorship Obligations? As a sponsor there are various obligations which apply beyond the term of sponsorship approval. To renew or retain your current sponsorship each business must continue to meet ..read more
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Raising the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold
First Class Migration Australia Blog
by Michelle LeFevre
7M ago
In this blog we will cover: Raising the TSMIT to $70,000 from 1 July 2023 Purpose of the TSMIT Increase Labour agreements Annual Market Salary Rate (AMSR) Salary assessments for those in Australia on a pathway to permanent residence Labour Market Testing Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) As of 1 July 2023, the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold has been increased for the first time since 2013. The Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold has been raised to $70,000 from $53,900. As of 1st July 2023, all new nomination applications for skilled visas must meet this threshold or the ..read more
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Breaking News!
First Class Migration Australia Blog
by Michelle LeFevre
8M ago
A review of Australia’s immigration system was announced at The National Press Club yesterday, 27th April, by Home Affairs Minister Claire O ‘Neil. The review has found that Australia’s immigration system is overly complex, with the review suggesting 32 “possible reform directions” , although it makes no hard recommendations. The Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, said “the migration system we inherited was broken”, citing the fact that more than 1million people were waiting for visas. The possible reform directions include: – From July 1, 2023, the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Thresho ..read more
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