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December 16, 2020

What’s the status of children born to Australian citizens, permanent residents, or temporary visa holders? (updated 16 Dec 2020)

What happens when an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or temporary visa holder has a baby? The immigration status of the child can differ depending on where the child is born. Children born in Australia Where at least one parent is an Australian citizen Under s 12 of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) (Citizenship Act), a child born in Australia…
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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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March 5, 2019

Expected start date announced for the temporary five year Sponsored Parent visa (Subclass 870)

On 1 March 2019, the Department of Home Affairs (Department) announced that: applications to sponsor a parent through the Sponsored Parent (Temporary) visa (temporary Parent visa) will be open from 17 April 2019; and once a sponsorship application is approved, a sponsored parent will be able to apply for the temporary Parent visa. Applications for the visa are intended to…
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February 19, 2018

What Happens When My Relationship Breaks Down?

A Partner visa allows the spouse or partner of an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or eligible New Zealand citizen to live and work in Australia. There are various visa subclasses. The visas you choose will depend on the length of your relationship and whether you are in or outside of Australia. You can read more about the visa options in…
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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.…