Category Archives: Migration Seminar

Government announces new 457 visa labour market testing rules

The government announced today it will adopt a sensible approach to the implementation of new rules requiring employers to test the local labour market before seeking to employ an overseas worker on a subclass 457 visa.
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Visa Application Charges increased from 1st of September 2013

New visa pricing arrangements was introduced on 1 September 2013. This affected the visas applications costs.  All visas applications costs were increased for 15 percents approximately except for Student (Temporary) (Class TU) visas and Tourist (Class TR) visas.

If you have further questions please contact Franklanza Migration Services.



Skilled migration seminar in Mareeba

Mareeba entranceImmigration outreach officers will visit Mareeba on June 28 to discuss upcoming significant reforms to the skilled migration program and to provide information on Australia’s seasonal worker program. The seasonal worker program supports low skilled seasonal work for horticulture and other selected sectors. The changes to the skilled migration program being introduced on July 1 include a new online service connecting Australian employers with potential skilled migrants and streamlining of the pathway to permanent residence for people already working in Australia on temporary skilled 457 visas. Read more »