Welcome to the official Visa First blog!

Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



Meet us in Australia!

Are you looking to remain in Australia but not sure of your visa options, then meet a registered migration agent! Declan Clune, a registered MARA agent is meeting clients across Australia helping people to find their options to stay on. Migration talks are taking place across the country: 19th October Monday Sydney 21st October Wednesday Brisbane 23rd October […]

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Australian Skilled Migration Update – September 2015

Applications for the old skilled visas, subclass 175, 176 and 475 visa that are no longer eligible under the new General Skilled Migration Program have been capped and taken to have never been made. The Australian Immigration will issue a refund of the application fees, but could a refund compensate people waiting for their applications […]

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Update on the Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs

Alberta The Alberta Nominee program announced they will not accept new applications before 27 January 2016. The pause in processing new applications will ensure current applications are assessed on time. Alberta has been granted 5,500 nominations for 2015 by the Federal Government. As of September Alberta has issued 3900 nominations. British Columbia No more applications […]

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Changes to visa law could help address skills shortages in Ireland

Businessworld.ie: Changes introduced today by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation (DJEI) regarding the eligibility of certain occupations to apply for work visas, will go some way to addressing skills shortages in the country according to visa experts at www.visafirst.com. Manager and Migration Expert with www.visafirst.com, Edwina Shanahan, claims that the changes will definitely be […]

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New Zealand Immigration Rule Change

From 1 November 2015, points awarded for New Zealand Skilled visa to people with a job offer outside Auckland will be increased from 10 to 30. Under the current immigration requirements the applicants who can get 140 points get residency. Kiwis will still be given priorities for jobs but if there are no locals to […]

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Is it Better to Live in Australia or New Zealand?

They usually say: “If you want bucks, go to Australia, if you want quality of life, choose New Zealand”. But how true is that and why people are constantly comparing Australia and New Zealand? Perhaps, there are many more things in common than there are differences between them both. Let’s start with the similarities: both […]

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Moving to New Zealand

There’s no one best place in New Zealand to head off – it all depends on your intentions. Whether you’ll give priority to your job and move to a place with excellent job prospects or you prefer to run away from the crowded metropolitan area and get back to nature – it’s all your choice! […]

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Essentials for All New Melburnians

Melbourne – One of the best cities to live in the world, nations from all over the world, colourful, vibrant, crazy, beautiful, welcoming. From the Airport to the City When you first arrive at the Tullamarine Melbourne airport and you don’t have somebody to pick you up you can use Sky Bus. It operates 24/7 […]

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