Figures of the temporary visa holders from India outside Australia

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

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

Q1: How many temporary visa holders from India that have an in-effect visa are outside Australia by Primary and Secondary applicants.

Q2:How many provisional visa holders from India including subclass 489 & 491 that have an in-effect visa are Outside Australia by Primary and Secondary applicants.

Yours faithfully,

Jaswinder Singh

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request:            FA 21/06/01127

File Number:           OBJ2021/18786 

Dear Mr Singh

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 20 June 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: How many temporary visa holders from India that have an in-effect visa
are outside Australia by Primary and Secondary applicants.

Q2:How many provisional visa holders from India including subclass 489 &
491 that have an in-effect visa are Outside Australia by Primary and
Secondary applicants.

 

In order to process your request in a timely manner, please clarify which
specific visa subclass you are requesting access to documents for. Please
respond by Tuesday 29 June 2021.

Your request was received by the Department on 20 June 2021 and has been
allocated FOI request number FA 21/06/01127 . Please include your FOI
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Dear FOI Officer - Iris,

How many temporary/provisional visa holders from India have an in-effect visa
outside Australia by Primary and Secondary applicants. Subclasses included in this request are
subclass 600, subclass 500, subclass 485, subclass 489, subclass 491, subclass 476, subclass 457, subclass 482, subclass 300, Bridging visa A and Bridging visa B.
I hope I have made my request clear.

Yours sincerely,
Jaswinder Singh

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request:      FA 21/06/01127

File Number:      OBJ2021/18786

 

Dear Mr Singh,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 20 June 2021.  

 

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

 

This request has been closed in our system. 

 

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Authorised Decision Maker | Freedom of Information Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

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

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Home Affairs's handling of my FOI request 'Figures of the temporary visa holders from India outside Australia'. (FA 21/06/01127)

I have requested , but the figures provided to me include both onshore and offshore. I requested for offshore figures only for Indian applicants.

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Yours faithfully,

Jaswinder Singh

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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