figures of the subclass 489 & 491 holders outside Australia

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

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

Q1: How many visa holders for subclass 489 that have an in-effect visa is
Outside Australia by Primary and Secondary applicants.

Q2:How many visa holders for subclass 491 that have an in-effect visa is
Outside Australia by Primary and Secondary applicants.

Yours faithfully,

Jaswinder Singh

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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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

 

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Dear Mr Singh

I refer to the email's received Friday 19 March 2021 and seek clarification.

In your first email, attached, you have requested an internal review of the Departments FOI decision of FA 21/03/00028. In your second email you have lodged a new FOI request with a similar scope.

Can you please confirm whether the new request below is independent to FA 21/03/00028.

Kind regards,

Adelie
Position: 60114871
Assistant Director | Freedom of Information
Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs
E: [email address]

Personal-Privacy
OFFICIAL: Sensitive

-----Original Message-----
From: Jaswinder Singh <[FOI #7165 email]>
Sent: Friday, 19 March 2021 5:20 PM
To: FOI <[Department of Home Affairs request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - figures of the subclass 489 & 491 holders outside Australia

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

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

Q1: How many visa holders for subclass 489 that have an in-effect visa is Outside Australia by Primary and Secondary applicants.

Q2:How many visa holders for subclass 491 that have an in-effect visa is Outside Australia by Primary and Secondary applicants.

Yours faithfully,

Jaswinder Singh

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Dear FOI,

I made second FOI to request only figures of 489 and 491 visa holders who are outside of Australia.

Yours sincerely,

Jaswinder Singh

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

** This is an automated response. Please do not reply to this email **

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Your email has been received by the Department of Home Affairs Freedom of
Information (FOI) Section. Please note that we will only action and
respond to FOI requests and other matters relating to the Freedom of
Information Act 1982.

 

If your email is a valid FOI request, the Department will contact you
shortly to acknowledge your request. Please do not send duplicate emails
as this may cause delays in processing times.

 

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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the individual or entity to whom it is addressed. If you have received
this email by mistake, please advise the sender and delete the message and
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by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. 
The Department of Home Affairs and ABF respect your privacy and have
obligations under the Privacy Act 1988.  

Unsolicited commercial emails MUST NOT be sent to the originator of this
email.

References

Visible links
1. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visi
2. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1
3. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
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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In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 21/04/00045
File Number: OBJ2021/10741

Dear Mr Singh

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 29 March 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:

The number of 489 and 491 visa holders who are outside of Australia.

Your request was received by the Department on 29 March 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/04/00045 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Your review rights in relation to your request are available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner here.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Jaswinder Singh <[FOI #7165 email]>
Sent: Monday, 29 March 2021 6:41 PM
To: FOI <[Department of Home Affairs request email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - figures of the subclass 489 & 491 holders outside Australia - Seeking clarification [SEC=OFFICIAL:Sensitive, ACCESS=Personal-Privacy]

Dear FOI,

I made second FOI to request only figures of 489 and 491 visa holders who are outside of Australia.

Yours sincerely,

Jaswinder Singh

-----Original Message-----

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Dear Mr Singh

I refer to the email's received Friday 19 March 2021 and seek clarification.

In your first email, attached, you have requested an internal review of the Departments FOI decision of FA 21/03/00028. In your second email you have lodged a new FOI request with a similar scope.

Can you please confirm whether the new request below is independent to FA 21/03/00028.

Kind regards,

Adelie
Position: 60114871
Assistant Director | Freedom of Information Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch | Data Division Strategy & Law Enforcement Group Department of Home Affairs
E: [email address]

Personal-Privacy
OFFICIAL: Sensitive

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Dear Mr Singh,

 

FOI Request FA 21/04/00045

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 29 March 2021, seeking access to
the following:

 

The number of 489 and 491 visa holders who are outside of Australia.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record and documents released under the FOI Act.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

FOI Officer

Position number: 60094803 (ZL)

Authorised FOI Officer

Freedom of Information

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

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