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    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • medical-cross-and-heart
    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • airport-waiting-takeoff-plane
    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
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    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • couple-marriage
    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • container-ship-at-sea
    When are my shipped goods going to arrive?
    Oct 31, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • london-skyline
    The financial requirement for your UK working holiday visa has changed
    Oct 25, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
  • pounds-and-coins-on-flag
    Which public funds are available to immigrants in the UK?
    Oct 13, 2017  |  by John Dunn
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    Tired of the city? Regional Australia is hiring skilled workers from around the world
    Sep 26, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
  • man-on-carousal
    Don’t leave the airport without it: 6 tips to ensure you hold on to your luggage
    Sep 22, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 
  • Expand your business to Australia

    Expand your business to Australia

    by Sam Hopwood | Mar 31, 2016
    The Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) is a popular visa category for applicants who are sponsored by an approved Australian company. What most applicants are unaware of is that this visa can also be used by overseas businesses wishing to expand into Australia and employ foreign citizens.
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    UK’s new immigration and nationality charges: How much will you pay?

    by John Dunn | Mar 02, 2016
    From 18 March 2016, the various costs associated with visas and immigration protocols for the UK will change. We take a look at what you can expect to pay for some of the more popular visa categories.
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    Three reasons why skilled people from around the world move to Australia

    by 1st Contact | Feb 17, 2016
    Skilled workers from around the globe have been steadily moving to Australia over the last few decades. 1st Contact Australia can help you apply for and receive the appropriate visa. Read on to find out exactly why so many young professionals are heading to Australia.
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  • Tier 1 Exceptional talent

    Here’s how you can potentially get a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa

    by John Dunn | Feb 09, 2016
    In a bid to drive local tech development, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) has made it easier for highly skilled non-EU IT professionals to acquire a Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa to live and work in the UK. If you work in tech and have previously been unable to apply for a British work visa, you may be able to do so now.
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    NHS surcharge extended to Australians and New Zealanders

    by John Dunn | Feb 05, 2016
    From 6 April 2016, Australians and New Zealanders living in the UK will have to pay a £200 annual fee to the NHS. Once you’ve paid this surcharge you will be given access to the NHS as if you were a permanent UK resident.
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  • How  world passport got Mos Def thrown in jail

    How a World Passport got Mos Def thrown in jail

    by Roderick MacLeod | Jan 20, 2016
    The World Passport is back in the headlines this week thanks to Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), who was arrested this week in South Africa. After arriving in the country some time ago, on a US passport, he attempted to leave on a World Passport. Below is a breakdown on what a World Passport is and where you can (and can’t) use them.
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  • Your South African citizenship may have been revoked

    Your South African citizenship may have been revoked

    by John Dunn | Jan 19, 2016
    Thanks to a law created in 1949, South Africans who have acquired citizenship in another country, without the prior written consent of the Minister of Home Affairs, run the risk of losing their South African citizenship.
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  • The UK wants more Australian and New Zealand youths

    by John Dunn | Jan 13, 2016
    There’s good news for prospective travellers from Australia and New Zealand, as the UK has raised the annual visa allocation for both countries under their Youth Mobility Scheme.
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  • Kickstart

    Tips to deal with SAD in the UK

    by 1st Contact | Dec 23, 2015
    Seasonal affective disorder, commonly known as SAD, is a form of depression closely tied to seasonal variations in light. Affecting over half a million people per year, it is particularly common for those who have moved to the UK from sunnier climes. We look at a few ways to prevent or alleviate its symptoms.
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  • Immigration

    New work visa proposed for Indian students in the UK

    by John Dunn | Dec 21, 2015
    Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, wants to introduce an innovative work visa for Indian students. This new permit will allow them to work in the UK for two years after completing their studies at a British university.
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  • students-graduating
    UK student visas: Here's how you can get one
    Feb 22, 2018  |  by John Dunn
  • medical-cross-and-heart
    The NHS vs Medicare: Which is better?
    Jan 30, 2018  |  by 1st Contact
  • airport-waiting-takeoff-plane
    5 pro tips for surviving your long-haul flight
    Dec 19, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • big-ben-on-union-jack
    How long it will take to qualify for ILR in 2018
    Nov 23, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • couple-marriage
    Getting married in the UK? You may need a Marriage Visitor visa
    Nov 21, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • container-ship-at-sea
    When are my shipped goods going to arrive?
    Oct 31, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
  • london-skyline
    The financial requirement for your UK working holiday visa has changed
    Oct 25, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
  • pounds-and-coins-on-flag
    Which public funds are available to immigrants in the UK?
    Oct 13, 2017  |  by John Dunn
  • kangaroo-sunset-australia
    Tired of the city? Regional Australia is hiring skilled workers from around the world
    Sep 26, 2017  |  by Sam Hopwood
  • man-on-carousal
    Don’t leave the airport without it: 6 tips to ensure you hold on to your luggage
    Sep 22, 2017  |  by Kobus Van den Bergh
 
 

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