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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I am writing to request you to provide following information in relations to visa lodged while applicant was in ACT, Australia.

1. Provide number of visa application lodged by primary applicants with applicant's location in ACT (as per the address provided in visa application form), associated Visa Application subclass, lodgement month, country of citizenship of the applicant, with/without assistance of Migration Agent (Migration agent's details provided in the application).
2. Number of visa applications granted and refused while the applicant was in ACT (as per the address provided in visa application form) and associated visa subclass, with/without assistance of Migration Agent (Migration agent's details provided in the application).

Thank you for your time and support.

Yours faithfully,
Parth

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FOI Request: FA 20/07/01249
File Number: OBJ2020/24841

Dear Parth

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 23 July 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

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I am writing to request you to provide following information in relations to visa lodged while applicant was in ACT, Australia.

1. Provide number of visa application lodged by primary applicants with applicant's location in ACT (as per the address provided in visa application form), associated Visa Application subclass, lodgement month, country of citizenship of the applicant, with/without assistance of Migration Agent (Migration agent's details provided in the application).

2. Number of visa applications granted and refused while the applicant was in ACT (as per the address provided in visa application form) and associated visa subclass, with/without assistance of Migration Agent (Migration agent's details provided in the application).

Your request was received by the Department on 23 July 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/07/01249 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Yours sincerely

FOI Officer
FOI and Records Management Branch
Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au
E: [DIBP request email]

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Good morning,

I refer to your request received on 23 July 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 22 August 2020.

Due to the number of requests currently being processed by our office, we will not be able to finalise your request by the original due date.

In order for the Department to complete the process of retrieving all the documents that fall within the scope of your request the Department will require additional time to process your request.

The Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. This would extend the due date for your request to 21 September 2020.

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could provide a response to this request by close of business, Friday 14 August 2020.

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact the FOI section on the details below.

Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

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In reply please quote:

FOI Request:      FA 20/07/01249

File Number:       OBJ2020/24841

 

Dear Parth,

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI
Act) received on 23 July 2020, seeking access to the following:

 

I am writing to request you to provide following information in relations
to visa lodged while applicant was in ACT, Australia.

1.     Provide number of visa application lodged by primary applicants
with applicant's location in ACT (as per the address provided in visa
application form), associated Visa Application subclass, lodgement month,
country of citizenship of the applicant, with/without assistance of
Migration Agent (Migration agent's details provided in the application).

 

2. Number of visa applications granted and refused while the applicant was
in ACT (as per the address provided in visa application form) and
associated visa subclass, with/without assistance of Migration Agent
(Migration agent's details provided in the application).0

 

Please see attached a final decision on this request and any documents
released under the FOI Act.

 

This request has been closed.    

 

 

Signed electronically

Position number 60081621

Authorised Decision Maker | Freedom of Information Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division | Strategy and Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

 

 

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