Dear Department of Home Affairs,
Following the issue of Ministerial Direction no.100 which came into effect on 28 October 2022, I respectfully request the data specified below to determine the level of improvement in processing volumes for 888 Business Innovation and Investment Permanent visas. In particular, I request the following data to enable a monthly reconciliation of visas on hand;
Monthly from Jan 2022 to January 2023
- Number of visa applications on hand at month start
- New Applications Received
- Visas Granted
- Visas Refused
- Visas Withdrawn
- Number of visa applications on hand at month end
Please can you supply the above data for each 888 visa subclass (eg. Business Innovation, Investor etc) as well as for each of 1) applications where the primary applicant was located in Australia at date of application and 2) where the primary applicant was located outside Australia at date of application.
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FOI Request: FA 23/02/00382
File Number: FA23/02/00382
Dear H Jackson
*The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) has received two FOI
Requests from you that appear identical apart from the last paragraph. I
have therefore registered both requests as one FOI Request and included
the two paragraphs. If you have any concerns or questions please do not
hesitate to contact the FOI Section.
Apologies for the duplicated request which was an error on my part. It initially appeared to me that my request was not sent successfully via the website and hence I re-wrote the request and sent it again.
Thank you for correctly combining these into the one request.