Visa First Blog

A blog dedicated to Working Holidaymakers and people willing to immigrate



NEW WAVE OF ITALIAN MIGRATION TO AUSTRALIA

Thousands of Italians are trying to escape the economic crisis in their country heading to Australia. The number of Italian migrants is the highest seen in half a century. The previous migration boom was back in 1950-1951 after the World War Two. The number of Italian citizens in Australia on a temporary visa increased by […]

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OVER 22,000 IRISH MOVED TO AUSTRALIA IN THE PAST 5 YEARS

According to the last Settlement report of the Australian government the exact number of Irish people settled down in Australia in the last five years has reached 22,170. Broke down in figures, this means 4,434 a year, 369 a month and 12 a day, which is a great increase! The number of people classified as […]

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Top 8 Things to Do in Sydney

Sydney has it all: great beaches, magnificent harbour, and views to remember! If you plan to visit Sydney soon, check out if these below are on your bucket list. 1. Bondi Beach   It’s definitely worthwhile to start with Bondi Beach.With its turquoise waters and a golden sand, Bondi Beach is one of the most […]

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TOP 10 Best Paid Jobs in Australia

If you are wondering who’s getting the highest salaries in Australia and expect these are mining engineers and dentists, you might be surprised to see that crane, hoist and lift operators earn well above the average Australian pay of AU$ 34.70 an hour. Another profession that you’ve probably not expected in this list is the […]

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Australia will Stop Processing Visa Applications from Ebola-infected Countries

The Australian government will not process visa applications from West African countries to prevent the virus from crossing its borders. The Immigration program, including the humanitarian program will be temporary suspended for Ebola-infected countries. This means no applications will be processed from these countries. All permanent visa holders who haven’t arrived in Australia yet have […]

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Studying Abroad – A Complete Guide

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience and probably one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself. Top 6 Reasons to Choose Studying Abroad? It’s an opportunity to get to know other cultures. It’s an opportunity to travel a lot. It’s an opportunity to better learn a language. It’s an opportunity to gain […]

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Streamline Processing of 457 Visas Next Year

The Australian government announced changes on two visa programs taking effect next year – the sponsorship visa (subclass 457) and the investor visa. Sponsorship visa (457 subclass) Generally, it should become easier for the business to hire overseas workers on a sponsorship visa. The processing of all three parts – sponsorship, nomination and visa applications […]

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Moving to Australia

Everything you need to know before you plan the Big Step Down Under. No matter if you are planning to go to Australia as a Working Holiday maker, to work under the business sponsor visa (457 subclass) or to migrate permanently, you need to plan everything in advance. So, where to start from? Make a […]

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