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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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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.…
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September 26, 2017
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Permanent Residency for New Zealand Citizens

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…
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August 9, 2017
Immigration Updates

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…
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July 6, 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…
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July 1, 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…
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July 1, 2017
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Skills Assessments for ICT Professionals in Australia

In its last Migration Programme Report for the year ending 30 June 2016, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (Department) released statistics confirming that the Skill stream  comprising the Employer Sponsored Category, the General Skilled Migration category (GSM), and the Business Innovation and Investment Programme and Distinguished Talent categories amounted to 67.7 percent of the total 2015-2016 migration programme outcome. Delving…
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June 10, 2017

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