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Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in New Zealand, New Zealand Working Holiday, Working Abroad |

New Zealand Working Holiday Visa – the Complete Guide

New Zealand has signed working holiday agreements with many countries and that is why so many young people are heading to New Zealand to spend a year or two working and discovering the Kiwi’s country and culture. If you also want to join them, have a look at the information we’ve summarized for you. Visa requirements The great thing about the New Zealand Working Holiday visa is that it lets you work temporary during your stay in the country. So, you can work and travel for up to 12 months or up to 23 months if you are a British passport holder and up to 6 months if you are from Austria, Malaysia or Singapore. You should be 18-30 years of age, but if you are from a few selected countries, you may also qualify if you are 18-35. Another requirement for the visa is to have a return ticket or sufficient amount for the return flight. You may apply for a New Zealand Working Holiday visa if you are from one of the following countries: Argentina Finland Malaysia Spain Austria France Malta Sweden Belgium Germany Mexico Taiwan Brazil Hungary Netherlands Thailand Canada Hong Kong Norway Turkey Chile Ireland Peru United Kingdom China Israel Philippines USA Croatia Italy Poland Uruguay Czech Japan Singapore Vietnam Denmark Korea Slovakia Estonia Latvia Slovenia   During the validity of this visa, you can leave and re-enter the country for as many times as you wish. Applying for the New Zealand visa You can apply for your New Zealand Working Holiday visa or call us now to book a visa immediately. Alternatively you can fill in the online registration form to request a call back. Processing time The processing of this visa is really straight forward. It takes us just 48 hours or 2 working days to organize the visa for you. In a small number of cases, you might be requested a further verification of personal details which might slightly delay your visa. But if this happens, we will notify you what’s further required by the New Zealand Immigration authorities so that we...

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Posted on Dec 4, 2014 in Australia, Australian Immigration, Living Abroad, Working Abroad |


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 116% between 2011 and 2013 and this figure is even higher for the period 2013-2014. The most popular visa issued to Italian passport holders between the ages of 18 and 30 is the working holiday visa. The Report of the Immigration Department in Australia showed that the United Kingdom, Germany and France were the countries issued the biggest number of Australian working holiday visas for 2012-2013. 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 found this information useful, please share 🙂 Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Dec 2, 2014 in Canada, Working Abroad |


The Economy of Canada grows by 2.7 per cent in the third quarter of the year, which is faster increase than anyone expected. The energy and mining sectors, following by manufacturing, financial services and retail industry saw stable gains. Business investment expanded as well compared to the April-June period. The Canadian cities expected to remain the fastest growing economies in the coming year are the prairie cities such as Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina. The economic growth in Alberta is the strongest in the country for 2014. Edmonton, the capital of Alberta, will keep on the good trends thanks to the boom in the construction and energy sectors in the city. Calgary is the other Canadian city to boost as its gross domestic product is forecast to reach 4% till the end of 2014, again due to the construction, manufacturing and utilities sectors. The economic growth in Regina and Saskatoon attracts a lot of newcomers to both cities. They will keep on the fast pace economic expansion in 2015 though the forecasts are for more moderate increase. It’s expected that the total number of vacancies in Vancouver this year will reach 30,000, which will boost personal income growth as a whole. Vancouver’s Gross Domestic Product growth is expected to reach 3 per cent in 2015. If you are looking for more information on Canadian visas, contact VisaFirst. Visa First is a leading international immigration consulting company. We can help you apply for your visa fast and hassle-free today. If you found this information useful, please share 🙂 Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Dec 1, 2014 in Australia, Australian Immigration, Living Abroad, Work in Australia, Working Abroad |


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 skilled migrants is 17,500, while the rest 5,000 are in the country for family reasons. The survey covers the period from Oct 2009 till Oct 2014. Ireland is ranked No 11 out of top 25 migrating countries in Australia. India, China and the UK are the first on the list. 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 found this information useful, please share 🙂 Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Nov 4, 2014 in Australia, Australian Immigration, Ireland, Living Abroad, New Zealand, New Zealand immigration, United Kingdom, Working Abroad |

New Visa Agreement Suggested Between Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom

Australians and New Zealanders should be free to live and work in the UK as long as they wish; this was announced in the last Commonwealth report. The new visa arrangements should make it easier and cheaper for Aussies and Kiwis to move to the United Kingdom. The scheme will be based on the trans-Tasman agreement between Australia and New Zealand and will allow any Australian or New Zealander who want to travel, live and work in the UK to get a free visa. The same should apply to British citizens who want to work in Australia or New Zealand. The same program should be extended to Canadians as well because these countries share the same language, culture, legal systems and all are highly developed economies. This visa program is perhaps an attempt of the UK Immigration to respond to the decreased number of immigrants into Britain from Australia, Canada and New Zealand dropped to less than 30,000 in 2011 compared to 70,000 back in 2004. A Commonwealth-wide business visa system is to be introduced based on the Asian business card which will also include fast-track passport lanes at UK airports. The report also recommended the extending of the Youth Mobility visa to more Commonwealth countries. 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 found this information useful, please share 🙂     Visa FirstMore...

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Posted on Nov 3, 2014 in Canada, Working Abroad, Working Holiday Visa |

Canada Working Holiday Visa – A Complete Guide

Canada is a magnificent country full of beauty and diversity and that’s the reason why so many young people choose it for backpacking every year. If you also think of heading to Canada, it’s good to know some brief facts about your visa options, main Canadian cities and territories, lifestyle and job opportunity first. You can get a 24-month working holiday visa if you are an Irish or Australian resident, or you can get a 12-month visa if you are a British citizen. While the program has already been closed for British passport holders till the end of the year, it’s still open to Irish young people. Australians can also apply – there are still 233 places left for Australian passport holders. Who’s Eligible for working holiday visa? If you are a passport holder of one of the 30 countries listed above; you meet the age requirements; you are criminal and medical acceptable, and have an aceess to at least CA$2,500 to support yourself for the first 3 months of your stay in Canada, you are eligible for this visa. Canada Working Holiday program is currently available for 30 countries: Country Age Limit   Country Age Limit Australia 18-30 Korea 18-30 Belgium 18-30 Latvia 18-35 Chile 18-35 Lithuania 18-35 Costa Rica 18-35 Mexico 18-29 Croatia 18-35 Netherlands 18-30 Czech Republic 18-35 Norway 18-35 Denmark 18-35 New Zealand 18-35 Estonia 18-35 Poland 18-35 France 18-35 Slovakia 18-35 Germany 18-35 Slovenia 18-35 Greece 18-35 Sweden 18-30 Hong Kong 18-30 Spain 18-35 Ireland 18-35 Taiwan 18-35 Italy 18-35 Ukraine 18-35 Japan 18-30 United Kingdom 18-30 Where to go in Canada? Well, you are almost done but you need to decide where to start your trip from. Look at the information on the main cities and provinces below to help you better understand where you’d like to head off. Alberta is the western and most ‘Prairie province’. Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta and Canada’s “Festival City”. There are over 30 festivals throughout the year and you’ll always have a reason to celebrate here. The next province is British Columbia – the...

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Posted on Oct 17, 2014 in Canada, Canadian Immigration, Migration News, Working Abroad |

The Canadian Express Entry will replace the Federal Skilled Visa in less than 3 months

As VisaFirst already informed you earlier, the Occupation list for the Canadian Federal Skilled visa has been updated on 1 May 2014. There has been a cap of 25,000 new applications set, including 500 applications from PhD students. All 50 occupations on the list have been further restricted by a sub-cap of 1,000 places per occupation. Of course, this does not affect those visa candidates with a secured job offer from a Canadian employer. Now, the first to reach the occupational quota are the Computer programmers and interactive media developers, NOC code 2174. No more new applications from this occupation will be accepted under the current Federal skilled worker program. There is one more occupation that is near to reach the limit: Financial and investment analysts NOC code 1112. Below the full list of occupations and the places already completed for each occupation: NOC Code Eligible occupation Number of places completed as per the 1,000 sub-cap 0013 Senior managers – financial, communications and other business services 45 0015 Senior managers – trade, broadcasting and other services, n.e.c. 15 0111 Financial managers 148 0112 Human resources managers 44 0113 Purchasing managers 64 0121 Insurance, real estate and financial brokerage managers 23 0311 Managers in health care 21 0711 Construction managers 24 0712 Home building and renovation managers 4 0811 Managers in natural resources production and fishing 2 0911 Manufacturing managers 72 1111 Financial auditors and accountants 169 1112 Financial and investment analysts 741 1113 Securities agents, investment dealers and brokers – 1114 Other financial officers 63 1123 Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations 105 1212 Supervisors, finance and insurance office workers 52 1224 Property administrators 5 2113 Geoscientists and oceanographers 15 2131 Civil engineers 235 2132 Mechanical engineers 376 2133 Electrical and electronics engineers 216 2145 Petroleum engineers 18 2171 Information systems analysts and consultants 348 2172 Database analysts and data administrators 73 2173 Software engineers and designers 425 2174 Computer programmers and interactive media developers 1,000 2232 Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians 10 2234 Construction estimators 5 2241 Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians 27 2243...

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