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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.
Partnership with York Butter Factory ENS VisasInnovation

Partnership with York Butter Factory

Hannan Tew are strong advocates of the innovation and entrepreneurship space, and we firmly believe in the value of working together and helping bold new ideas to grow. All these ideals are personified by York Butter Factory (YBF), a leading start-up incubator in Australia and an important contributor to the start-up ecosystem in Melbourne. In addition to their vibrant co-working…
Immigration blog
17 November, 2017
How marriage equality affects Immigration matters
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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.…
Immigration blog
26 September, 2017
Australian permanent residency for New Zealand citizens who arrived on or before 19 February 2016
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Australian permanent residency for New Zealand citizens who arrived on or before 19 February 2016

Provided they meet certain health and character requirements, New Zealand citizens are automatically granted a Special Category (Subclass 444) visa on arrival which enables them to remain in Australia indefinitely, work and study. However, except for in limited circumstances, Australian citizenship was only previously available to New Zealand citizens if they followed the regular channels to first become an Australian permanent…
Immigration blog
9 August, 2017
457 visa reforms and the Technology Industry Immigration UpdatesTSS

457 visa reforms and the Technology Industry

457 visa reforms and the Technology Industry Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) workforce has increased significantly over the past few years and is expected to continue to grow from about 640,000 in 2016 to over 722,000 by 2022.  To fill short-term skill gaps, business have understandably turned to ICT workers from overseas. However, the Australian government recently announced a…
Immigration blog
6 July, 2017
General Skilled Migration: What has changed from 1 July 2017? General Skilled Migration

General Skilled Migration: What has changed from 1 July 2017?

Among the changes to the company sponsored visas, there have also been changes to the general skilled migration visa cartegories. Changes to points-tested skilled visas From 1 July 2017 applicants for points-tested skilled visas (excluding the New Zealand pathway) must be below the age of 45 years at time of application. Information on the changes is available at each of…
Immigration blog
1 July, 2017
ENS and RSMS: What has changed from 1 July 2017?
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ENS and RSMS: What has changed from 1 July 2017?

With the Department's flurry of activity in the days before 1 July 2017, see how the changes regarding occupation lists, age and English, impact your eligibility for permanent residence through Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) and Regional Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS) visas. Occupation Lists Eligible occupations for the Direct Entry (DE) stream of the ENS will be those listed in the Short-term…
Immigration blog
1 July, 2017