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Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in Australia, Living Abroad, Migration News, Study Abroad, Work & Holiday, Work in Australia, Working Abroad |

From Madrid to Sydney

A reciprocal work and holiday visa agreement was signed yesterday between Australia and Spain. It will allow 500 young people from both countries to head overseas on a holiday and be allowed to work or study. It will also give them a great opportunity to discover a new culture and exchange experience. It’s slightly different from the Working holiday visa as you need to have at least functional level of English or Spanish, be supported by your Government or be a tertiary-level student. It’s expected that this agreement will foster people-to-people links and will boost the constructive relationships between the two countries. Both Australia and Spain declared they will work hard in the coming months to bring this visa into effect.  Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today.  If you enjoyed this post, please share 🙂 Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Sep 3, 2014 in Australia, Australian Immigration, Living Abroad, Migration News, Study Abroad, Work in Australia, Working Abroad, Working Holiday Visa |

Overseas Migration will Continue to Increase Until 2016

The Immigration Department in Australia expects that the overseas migration will reach about 250,000 by the end of September and will continue to increase by 2016. This forecast takes into account the number of visa grants as well as data from official sources about the Australian and World economic growth. It also counts the immigration policies announced recently. So, here are some figures: the estimated number of student visas will reach 120,000; 44,000 sponsorship visas will be issued to temporary workers; 65,000 visas to working holiday makers, 48,000 people will get tourist visas and 7,5000 other temporary visas. It is expected that 40,000 skilled workers will be approved, 35,000 family visas, 14,500 humanitarian visas and 5,000 other permanent visas will also be granted. Let’s summarize what it is all about: more and more overseas students will be grated visas for Australia. This is a result of the department efforts to introduce post study work arrangements. Thus the overseas students graduating in the country have the chance to remain longer if they are eligible for a temporary Graduate visa upon completion of their study. Working Holiday maker arrivals will keep on fairly steady by 2018. Visitor, skilled and family visas are also expected to remain unchanged, so no dramatic changes are expected here. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today.       Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Australia, Australian Immigration, Backpacking, Living Abroad |

What You Should Know Before Travelling to Australia

 Look at these simple tips and be prepared for the mysterious land Down Under! The sun is stronger in Australia. It’s good to be prepared unless you want to burn out badly. The traffic flow is on the left-hand side of the road but vehicles with the drivers’ controls on either the left or the right are lawful. If you think there are kangaroos walking on the streets and everywhere else, you are wrong. You can find them ‘in the bush’ if you travel inland. Don’t believe the weather forecasts in Australia and be prepared for everything. If you want to sound Australian, shorten your words and add a ‘y’ to everything you say. Capsicum means pepper in Australia. Have this in mind when you go to the grocery stores. Coins are more relevant Down Under because some of them are worth 1 or 2 dollars. So, do not disregard coins in your wallet – you might be richer than you thought. Koalas have pouches as well as any other mammals in Australia except for dingoes – a fact that you should know before heading Down Under. You can find pies at every chain café but Australian pies are not made of fruit. They are filled with meat and very delicious but they are not sweet.  Australian Football and Rugby actually replace Football. So, make sure you know the rules because they are much more complicated.  Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Aug 21, 2014 in Migration News, New Zealand, New Zealand immigration |

200,000 Visitors Arrived in New Zealand Last Month

 The number of international tourists travelling to New Zealand reached a new high in July this year. Almost 200,000 visitors arrived in New Zealand last month compared to 183,000 in July 2013. While more people visited New Zealand, less Kiwis travelled abroad this year – 233,100 travelled overseas which is 2 % compared to July 2013. 41,000 migrants arrived in the country as of July 2014, which is up by 15 percent over the past year ended July 2013 and the highest number since 2003. 4,500 migrants arrived in New Zealand last month which is the highest net gain since February 2003. The New Zealanders took 2.23 million overseas trips last year. Their top destinations were United Kingdom, United States and Fiji. While the larger group of tourists visiting New Zealand were from Australia, China and Indonesia. For more information, contact us today. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Canada, Canadian Immigration, Investor Visa, Migration News |

First Canadian Entrepreneur Start-up Visas Approved

 This is the first visa program of that type in the world and the Canadian Government strongly encourages all provinces to support any young entrepreneurs wanting to set up a business in the country. Foreign entrepreneurs willing to grasp this opportunity need to meet certain criteria: secure significant investment from one of the designated ‘angel’ investor groups set up for the programme, financial commitments from business incubator companies are also accepted. This visa gives an option to young talents to try their luck in Canada. Their vision and ability to build innovative companies that can create jobs and long-term perspectives, thus distributing for the economic growth of the country. The Start-up Visa Program was launched last year, aiming to link experienced Canadian private sector firms with innovative foreign entrepreneurs who want to launch their start-up companies in Canada. When it comes to residency visas, the applicants should prove one or more years of post-secondary education, as well as language proficiency in English or French. The Pilot Entrepreneur program is to run for five years. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Aug 14, 2014 in Australia, Living Abroad, Migration News |

A Retrospection of Australian Food

Given that Australia is a multi-cultural society, nobody is surprised how rich and various Australian food is. In the early colonial days, menus included seafood, native vegetables, fruits and nuts. You may have heard of some Australian some native fruit such as lilly pillies, rosellas or hibiscus, wild raspberries native currants, quandongs etc. With the influence of the European, US and Chinese newcomers, Australians developed the taste to Chinese food and new spices, especially in the port cities. Since early 1900, at the time of Australian Federation, the era of the picnics came, leading to Australian great tradition of barbequing. There’s nothing more Australians than picnic on the open with family and friends. With the innovations later on came new recipes. New terms such as ‘billy of tea’, Anzac biscuits and vegemite spread were added to Australian vocabulary at that time. With the new migrant flow at the end of the Second World War, Australian food was influenced by new styles mainly Mediterranean, Asian, Indian and African. So, what’s the most famous Australian food today? Anzac Biscuits – associated with the Anzac Day (April 25), these biscuits were made by wives during the war and sent to soldiers. The ingredients of the biscuits were well able to keep for a long time. Pavlova – there was a severe competition on the origin of this dessert between Australia and New Zealand for many years. Both countries claim to have invented it and named it after the great Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova. And even if it was finally proven that it belongs to New Zealand, Aussies proudly call it Australian food. It’s a dessert that has crisp crust and a soft inside, decorated with cream and fresh fruit. Vegemite spread – The Vegemite spread is a dark brown, yeast-based spread that was invented by a Melbourne scientist as a way to use the yeast left from beer production. Meat pies – nowadays, the meat pie has many variations, often served with mashed potatoes and gravy. This is a traditional meal for every party, sporting event etc. Lamingtons – called the ‘National...

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Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Canada, Canadian Immigration, Migration News |

Canadian Immigrants Deemed One of the Most Successful in the World.

This is because the Canadian immigration program is designed to allow all new-comers settle down smoothly and quickly. The most successful newcomers usually come in Canada through the Skilled Worker and Provincial nominee programs. Both programs assess applicant’s work experience, qualifications, language skills and adaptability, to ensure overseas migrants are successful on the Canadian labour market. Once getting a permanent residence, the next logical step for the immigrants is getting a Canadian passport. One of the main differences between the residents and the citizens is that only the Canadian citizens can vote in the country. Above 91% of all permanent residents declared that they intend to apply for citizenship and that they would be proud to be Canadians. A lot of prospective migrants decide to move in Canada only to give their children a better start. And the facts and figures reveal that the majority of the second-generation migrants whose parents were born outside Canada usually perform excellent both professionally and academically and sometimes develop even better than the Canadians.  These last figures show that the Canadian government is successful in their attempt to attract and integrate high caliber people all over the world and make them feel Canada like their home. For more information on the Canadian visas, visit our website www.visafirst.com Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you to apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. Visa FirstMore...

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