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Partner Visa
December 1, 2021

Partner visa document checklist

Australia’s Partner visas are both temporary and permanent visas that enable the spouses (married) or de facto partners of Australian citizens, permanent residents, and eligible New Zealand citizens to reside in Australia on the basis of their relationship. Eligibility for a Partner visa is dependent on several factors, primarily relating to the nature of your relationship. This document checklist relates…
Partner Visa
October 15, 2021

How does a company acquisition / restructure affect my eligibility for employer sponsored permanent residency?

The primary visa for employer sponsored permanent residency is the Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) (ENS) visa. You can read more about the ENS visas here. There are two main streams for eligibility under the ENS 186 visa, namely: Temporary Resident Transition (TRT) stream; and Direct Entry (DE) stream. The TRT stream specifically requires the applicant to have worked in…
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April 8, 2020

Five essential things to know before applying for your Partner Visa

Applying for an Australian Partner visa is an arduous, expensive, and often stressful process for many couples. With many years of advising on and having submitted hundreds of Partner visa applications, below we outline some of our tips, responses to the most frequently asked questions that we receive during this process, and things you should know before applying for your…
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Partner Visa
February 16, 2018

I’m returning to Australia – how do I sponsor my foreign spouse or partner for an Australian visa?

The Partner visa allows an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to sponsor their spouse or partner to live and work in Australia.  The visa applicant must demonstrate that they are either in a spousal relationship, or in a de facto relationship. Given the lengthy processing times for Partner visas, it is strongly recommended that you seek…
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September 26, 2017

How marriage equality affects Immigration matters

Households across Australia should now be receiving their voting papers as to whether a bill on marriage equality should be introduced into parliament. Despite its non-binding outcome, a positive vote could have wide ranging implications on same sex couples including in the immigration space. Hannan Tew remains committed to assisting people seek immigration assistance irrespective of their background or circumstances.…