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Our staff have the knowledge to deal with all immigration problems, no matter how complex. Keep abreast of immigration updates with our blog posts below.
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The National Innovation Visa

On 14 May 2024, the Australian Government released the Federal Budget for the 2024/25 year, which included a raft of Immigration-related measures. You can read our blog about these announcements and our commentary here. Relevantly, it announced that a new National Innovation visa would be released in late-2024, to replace the Global Talent (Subclass 858) visa (see here). The implementation…
Immigration blog
20 May, 2024
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Immigration

Budget 2025 Immigration Headlines

On 14 May 2024, the Albanese government released their 2024/25 budget. While there are various "ancillary" migration-related measures, the below is a summary of some of key budget takeaways as they relate to immigration, and outlined in further detail below: net overseas migration projected to be 395,000 (down from 528,000 last year); 185,000 permanent spots for 2024/25 with 70% going…
Immigration blog
14 May, 2024
Immigration blog
Visitor

What is the ‘Genuine Temporary Entrant’ requirement for an Australian Visitor visa?

A Visitor (Subclass 600) visa allows individuals to travel to Australia temporarily as a tourist, to see family and friends, or to undertake “business visitor activity”. Generally, it has a 12-month validity period and allows an individual to stay for up to 3 months per entry. Citizens of certain countries have access to “streamlined” versions of this visa, including the…
Immigration blog
6 May, 2024
Immigration blog
Graduate

Is the law on completion dates incomplete? Satisfying the Australian study requirement when applying for a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) Visa as a doctoral degree graduate

It is a criterion for the grant of a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) Visa (TGV) that the applicant satisfied the Australian study requirement in the six months immediately before the TGV application was made. While this seems straightforward, there is often confusion about when the relevant six-month period starts (and ends), and when a course of education is ‘completed’ and…
Immigration blog
26 April, 2024
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Immigration

Best Lawyers 2025 (in Immigration Law)

We are extremely pleased to announce that both Partners of the firm, Jordan Tew and Mihan Hannan, have been recognised in “The Best Lawyers in Australia™ 2025” list for their expertise in Immigration Law. Hannan Tew Lawyers is a full service Australian immigration law firm assisting individuals, asylum seekers, as well as start-ups, ASX-listed companies, and multi-national global corporations on mobility solutions. Best Lawyers is…
Immigration blog
19 April, 2024
Immigration blog
EnglishStudent

Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) replaced with Genuine Student (GS) for Student visas, and increased English language requirements

In line with the Migration Strategy released on 11 December 2023, the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement for Student (Subclass 500) (Student) visas was replaced with a Genuine Student (GS) requirement from 23 March 2024. The new GS requirement The new GS requirement has target questions that provide decision-makers with an overview of the applicant and their reasons for wanting…
Immigration blog
25 March, 2024