Figure of 489 and 491 visa holders outside Australia

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to enquire the statistics of the following visa holders as per question below:-

Q1: The total number of 489 & 491 visa holders - including Secondary- are currently not in Australia into visa subclasses.?

Q2: The total number of 489 visas was expired, while these visa holders were outside Australia in the past six months?

Yours faithfully,

Jaswinder Singh
East Maitland, 2323

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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Movement Records/Travel History

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should complete Form 1359, which can be found [10]here.

The FOI Section does not process these requests.

 

Superannuation – Evidence of Immigration Status

Information about accessing your superannuation after leaving Australia
can be found [11]here.

The FOI Section does not process these requests.

 

Changes in your situation including updating your Passport Details

If your situation has changes or is about to change, you need to tell us
because your visa might be affected.

Information can be found [12]here about how to notify the Department of a
change in your situation.

The FOI Section does not process these requests.

 

Duty Free concessions

Information relating to duty free concessions can be found [13]here.

 

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about visa, citizenship, travel or trade, including bringing goods in and
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11. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/entering...
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In reply please quote:

FOI Request:       FA 21/03/00028

File Number:       OBJ2021/7309  

Dear Singh

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 26 February 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:

Q1: The total number of 489 & 491 visa holders - including Secondary- are
currently not in Australia into visa subclasses.?

Q2: The total number of 489 visas was expired, while these visa holders
were outside Australia in the past six months?.

Your request was received by the Department on 26 February 2021 and has
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jaswinder Singh <[FOI #7110 email]>
Sent: Friday, 26 February 2021 8:05 PM
To: FOI <[Department of Home Affairs request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Figure of 489 and 491 visa
holders outside Australia

 

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

 

I would like to enquire the statistics of the following visa holders as
per question below:-

 

Q1: The total number of 489 & 491 visa holders - including Secondary- are
currently not in Australia into visa subclasses.?

 

Q2: The total number of 489 visas was expired, while these visa holders
were outside Australia in the past six months?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Jaswinder Singh

East Maitland, 2323

 

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Dear Singh,

 

FOI request FA 21/03/00028

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 26 February 2021, seeking access
to the following:

 

           

Q1: The total number of 489 & 491 visa holders - including Secondary- are
currently not in Australia into visa subclasses.?

Q2: The total number of 489 visas was expired, while these visa holders
were outside Australia in the past six months?.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Freedom of Information Officer

FOI Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Strategy & Law Enforcement Group

Email: [1][Department of Home Affairs request email]

 

 

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of the Department of Home Affairs' handling of my FOI request 'Figure of 489 and 491 visa holders outside Australia'.

I have requested the information about how many 489 and 491 visa holders, which are outside Australia, but my request hasn't completed and got a reply department do not have information. Last year, I requested the same information I got the requested document and how it can be possible that the department does not have figures of visa holders.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/f...

Yours faithfully,

Jaswinder Singh

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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For matters not relating to the Freedom of Information Act 1982, please
refer to the information below to assist in the resolution of your
enquiry.

 

General information regarding travelling to Australia

Information for visitors to Australia can be found [1]here.

Information regarding potential visa options can be found [2]here.

 

Request for a copy of your Visa Refusal or Visa Grant letter

If you have lost or misplaced correspondence regarding your Visa Refusal
or Visa Grant, or you wish to confirm the authenticity of your Visa
Refusal or Visa Grant, you should contact the office where you lodged your
visa application. 

Details of our offices located around the world can be found [3]here.

 

Checking your current Visa details and conditions

You can check your visa details and conditions on the Department’s Visa
Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal which can be accessed
[4]here.  If you do not have the necessary reference numbers to access the
VEVO portal, you should contact the office where you lodged your visa
application for further information.

 

Refund of Visa fees

If you are seeking a refund of fees associated with your Visa, you should
contact the office where you lodged your visa application.  Details of our
offices located around the world can be found [5]here.

 

Making a Visa application

Registered migration agents are authorised to provide immigration advice
or assistance, including advice regarding the lodgement of visa
applications. Further information on migration agents may be found
[6]here.  Please note that the Department is unable to assist you in this
regard.

 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties in lodging your visa
application through ImmiAccount, you should submit your concerns through
the ImmiAccount Technical Support Form, which is accessible [7]here.

 

Australian Citizenship

If you are seeking evidence of your Australian Citizenship, please refer
[8]here.

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [9]here.

The FOI Section does not process these requests.

 

Movement Records/Travel History

If you are seeking evidence of your own travel movements/history you
should complete Form 1359, which can be found [10]here.

The FOI Section does not process these requests.

 

Superannuation – Evidence of Immigration Status

Information about accessing your superannuation after leaving Australia
can be found [11]here.

The FOI Section does not process these requests.

 

Changes in your situation including updating your Passport Details

If your situation has changes or is about to change, you need to tell us
because your visa might be affected.

Information can be found [12]here about how to notify the Department of a
change in your situation.

The FOI Section does not process these requests.

 

Duty Free concessions

Information relating to duty free concessions can be found [13]here.

 

General Enquiries

If you have a question, which has not been answered above, and which is
about visa, citizenship, travel or trade, including bringing goods in and
out of Australia, please refer to our general enquiries web form [14]here.

 

 

Thank you

 

Information updated 9 September 2020

 

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2. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1
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4. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/al...
5. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
6. https://www.mara.gov.au/
7. https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Immi...
8. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/al...
9. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizens...
10. https://www.abf.gov.au/form-listing/form...
11. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/entering...
12. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/change-i...
13. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Duty-...
14. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/m...

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FOI request: FA 21/03/00028-R1

File number: OBJ2021/7309

 

Dear Mr Singh

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information internal review request

This email is to acknowledge that the Department of Home Affairs (the
Department) has received your request for an internal review of an access
refusal decision under section 54 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act).

The decision under review is the Department’s decision on 19 March 2021

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Department of Home Affairs

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23 April 2021

Mr. Jaswinder Singh

BY EMAIL:  [FOI #7110 email]

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:            FA 21/03/00028-R1

File Number:            OBJ2021/7309  

Dear Mr Singh

Decision on Internal Review – Freedom of Information Act 1982

I refer to your correspondence dated 19 March 2021 in which you requested
that the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) review its decision
on access to documents dated 19 March 2021 under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

 

Please find attached decision record and released document in relation to
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Jack

FOI Officer, Reviews Team

Position No. 11307

Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch | Data Division

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