Figures of the temporary visa 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 questions below:-

Q1: How many temporary visa holders, including (subclass 500, 485, 482, 457 & 476) that have an in-effect visa are outside Australia by Primary and Secondary applicants.

Q2: How many provisional visa holders, including subclass 489 & 491, 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 21/10/01071
File Number: OBJ2021/31551

Dear Jaswinder Singh,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 25 October 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:

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

Q1: How many temporary visa holders, including (subclass 500, 485, 482, 457 & 476) that have an in-effect visa are outside Australia by Primary and Secondary applicants.

Q2: How many provisional visa holders, including subclass 489 & 491, have an in-effect visa are Outside Australia by Primary and Secondary applicants..
Your request was received by the Department on 25 October 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/10/01071 .

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Client Name:     Singh, Jaswinder

FOI Request:    FA 21/10/01071

File Number:     OBJ2021/31551

FOI due date:    24 November 2021

 

Dear  Jaswinder Singh,

 

Request for an extension of time:

 

This correspondence refers to an access request received by the Department
of Home Affairs (‘the Department’) under the Freedom of Information Act
1982 (the FOI Act) on 25 October 2021, seeking access to:

 

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

 

Q1: How many temporary visa holders, including (subclass 500, 485, 482,
457 & 476) that have an in-effect visa are outside Australia by Primary
and Secondary applicants.

 

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

 

Timeframe for processing your request:

The FOI Act provides a statutory period for processing your request of 30
calendar days unless an extension of time is agreed to, or provided for,
under a provision of the FOI Act.

 

The due date for a decision on your request is 24 November 2021.

 

Request for an extension of time:

Unfortunately, the search and retrieval of documents related to the scope
of your request is taking longer than anticipated. The Department
therefore seeks your agreement (under section 15AA of the FOI Act) to
extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. The
additional time will support completing this process, and assist us in
making a decision on access within statutory timeframes.

 

If you agree to the extension of time please advise the Department before
22 November 2021 close of business, by email at:
[1][Department of Home Affairs request email].

 

For more information on section 15AA and the FOI Act:

[2]The Australian Information Commissioner FOI Guidelines

[3]Freedom of Information Act 1982

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to consider my request and I look forward to
hearing from you.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Karen

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Assistant Director | Freedom of Information

Freedom of Information & Records Management Branch | Data Division

Strategy and National Resilience Group

Department of Home Affairs

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Dear Karen,
I have received your response and request to extend the timeframe for processing my FOI request (FA 21/10/01071). You have my agreement to extend the timeframe for this FOI request. Thank you for taking the time to consider my FOI request, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Jaswinder Singh

FOI Request: FA 21/10/01071

File Number: OBJ2021/31551

FOI due date: 24 November 2021