Visa First Blog

A blog dedicated to Working Holidaymakers and people willing to immigrate



5 Undiscovered Gems in China

When you think of visiting China, what is the first thing that comes into your head? Maybe it’s the Great Wall? Or perhaps it’s the countless bustling cities like Shanghai or Beijing? For many, it’s simply the endless sources of delicious food! But what really makes China special is that there is simply so much […]

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How can I get a Working Holiday Visa for Australia?

Something about Australia has made it irresistible to young travellers for decades. Perhaps it’s the never ending list of iconic sights to see. Maybe it’s the unbeatable weather. Or could it be the abundance of job opportunities for backpackers? Whatever it is, every year thousands of young travellers from around the world apply for Working […]

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Do you make these mistakes when applying for a visa?

  Picture the scenario. In the coming days you’re due to travel abroad for an important business trip. So you go through some last minute checks to ensure that everything you need is in order. Passport? Check! Suitcase? Check! Visa? Err… So now you have to hurriedly fill out your visa application online. But then, […]

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Working Holidaymakers can now stay in Australia for a third year!

  There’s good news for prospective Aussie Backpackers. The Australian Government has announced a number of changes to the Working Holidaymaker (WHM) program – the most significant of which allows Backpackers to extend their life down under into a third year. From July 2019, travellers can now stay in Australia for three years if they […]

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Wanna move ‘down under’? Australia is looking for more Working Holidaymakers!

The Australian Government has launched a new campaign which aims to attract more Working Holidaymakers down under, as well as support Aussie farmers and boost regional tourism. The campaign, titled ‘Australia Inc’, is targeting young people in the UK, France and Germany who are considering combining overseas travel with temporary work. A number of enhancements […]

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2018 was another record breaking year for Canadian tourism

For a second consecutive year, a record number of tourists chose Canada for their holiday destination. A massive 21.13 million travellers visited Canada in 2018 – the first time Canada has topped the 21 million mark. The record numbers have been attributed to a number of different factors. For instance, it’s now easier than ever […]

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Cutoff Age Now 35 for Australians On IEC Canada Visa

  The cutoff age for Australians applying for the International Experience Canada (IEC) work permit is now 35, compared to 30 previously. The change also works both ways with Canadians now allowed to travel to Australia under the International Experience Canada programme up to the age of 35. The move was welcomed by Whistler Chamber CEO Melissa Pace who said […]

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Please Beware of Scam Emails!

Fraudulent emails have been doing the rounds from a company calling themselves Visa First Global Fastservice.  Please click on the below image to see an example: In the emails, Visa First Global Fastservice is claiming they are Visa First. We can confirm that this company is NOT associated in any way with Visa First. The […]

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Student Visa Applications for Australia Increase by Almost 22%

For the first 3 months of 2017, the number of visa applications rose by 18.5% in comparison with the same period in 2016 and visas granted from Jan-Mar 2017 increased by nearly 22% compared to 2016. This percentage increase equates to just under 18,000 more student visas compared to the first quarter of 2016. The […]

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The Best Places to Find a Job on a Working Holiday in Australia

  Give it a go. Try to think of a country that’s more diverse and spectacular than Australia. Go ahead, try it! It’s impossible! And it’s for this reason that OZ is so attractive to thousands of prospective working holidaymakers every year. Australia has it all – stunning nature, fascinating culture and fantastic nightlife. Crucially, […]

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