Citizenship applications relating to children born through international surrogacy arrangements

Sam Everingham made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Sam Everingham

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

I am seeking statistics on the number of citizenship applications received by the Department relating to children born through international surrogacy arrangements by country of birth for the following six financial years
2013/14
2012/13
2011/12
2010/11
2009/10
2008/09

Yours faithfully,
Sam Everingham BSc MPH MA
PO Box 51
Milsons Point NSW 1565

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Dear Mr Everingham

 

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Dear FOI,

Thank you for your response. I do NOT agree to extend the timeframe for the processing of this request and will expect it delivered within departmental timeframes.

Yours sincerely,

Sam Everingham

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Dear Mr Everingham

 

I refer to our request today seeking an extension of time under s.15AA of
the FOI Act. I note you have not agreed to the request.

 

Therefore, the due date of your request remains 23 June 2016.

 

We will continue to process your request and keep you informed of its
progress.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Cherryl Bateman

Freedom of Information Section

Department of Immigration and Border Protection

E: [email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Everingham,

 

I am writing in regards to your FOI request seeking:  

 

I am seeking statistics on the number of citizenship applications received
by the Department relating to children born through international
surrogacy arrangements by country of birth for the following six financial
years:

2013/14
2012/13
2011/12
2010/11
2009/10
2008/09

This email is to advise you of my decision that you are liable to pay a
charge in respect of the processing of your FOI request in accordance with
s.29 of the FOI Act. Please see the attached notice for further
information.

 

The current due date for your FOI request is 23 June 2016. In accordance
with s.31 of the FOI Act the legislated processing time for your request
is suspended from the date that you are deemed to have been notified of
the charge. Please refer to the attached notice for further details,
including advice on when the processing period for your request would
resume.

 

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Brad Collins
Freedom of Information Officer

Information Management Branch

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Email: [2][DIBP request email]

 

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Dear FOI,

I agree to the charges specified and have paid the amount $15.00 by direct debit into the specified account.

Yours sincerely,

Sam Everingham

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Dear Mr Everingham,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 24 May 2016, seeking access to the
following:

 

I am seeking statistics on the number of citizenship applications received
by the Department relating to children born through international
surrogacy arrangements by country of birth for the following six financial
years:

2013/14

2012/13

2011/12

2010/11

2009/10

2008/09

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached
the decision letter, decision record, schedule of documents and document
released under the FOI Act.    

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Brad Collins
Freedom of Information Officer

Information Management Branch

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Email: [1][DIBP request email]

 

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Dear Mr Tajick,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 15 January 2016 seeking access to
the following:

 

My request concerns statistics about program's annual outcome (in calendar
years if possible). I require, for the years 2008 up until the latest
available year the number of application received, visa granted and top 5
countries of origins for the following programs:

·               Business talent (132)

·               BI&I - Business innovation (188)

·               BI&I - Business innovation (888)

·               BI&I - Investor Stream (188)

·               BI&I - Investor Stream (888)

·               BI&I - Significant Investor Stream (188)

·               BI&I - Significant Investor Stream (888)

·               BI&I - Premium Investor Stream (188)

·               BI&I - Premium Investor Stream (888)

Furthermore I would like to know the year of creation of the first
generation of the the Australian immigrant investor program, I got
somewhere in the 80's.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached
the signed decision letter, decision record, schedule of documents and
documents released under the FOI Act.    

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Regards,

 

Brad Collins
Freedom of Information Officer

Information Management Branch

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
(02) 6264 2110 | [1][DIBP request email]

 

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