309 finalisations

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please provide the following information

Number of 309 visa finalisations made in July 2021 at Colombo processing office

Number of 309 visa finalisations made in August 2021 at Colombo processing office

Yours faithfully,

Ned

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 21/09/00079
File Number: OBJ2021/27054

Dear Ned,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 31 August 2021 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

Please provide the following information

Number of 309 visa finalisations made in July 2021 at Colombo processing office

Number of 309 visa finalisations made in August 2021 at Colombo processing office.

Your request was received by the Department on 31 August 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/09/00079 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Freedom of Information
Department of Home Affairs

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OFFICIAL

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Dear FOI,
RE FOI Request: FA 21/09/00079
File Number: OBJ2021/27054
This request is now overdue and I would like to check about the progress. The data is very simple and easy to access for this one and I don’t anticipate that it will take more than a few minutes to fulfil.

Yours sincerely,

Ned

Dear FOI,

RE FOI Request: FA 21/09/00079
File Number: OBJ2021/27054

Please fulfil this request as it is now overdue.

Yours sincerely,

Ned

Dear FOI,
RE FOI Request: FA 21/09/00079
File Number: OBJ2021/27054

This request is now 15 days past the statutory period. This is a very simple request. Please fulfil asap.

Yours sincerely,

Ned