immigration

20Sep2018

Same sex spouses to receive dependant visas after policy reversal by Immigration Department

In its judgment handed down on 4 July 2018 the Court of Final Appeal upheld the Court of Appeal’s decision that the Director of Immigration’s exclusion of same-sex married or otherwise formalised couples from the dependant visa policy was unlawful. Effective 19 September 2018, the…Read More

05Oct2017

Court of Appeal allows same sex dependant visas

In a landmark decision handed down on 25 September 2017, the Court of Appeal held it unlawful to exclude couples in same sex marriages and civil partnerships from the dependant visa regime: QT v Director of Immigration, CACV 117 of 2016. The Court found that…Read More