Historical Protection Visa Procedures Manual: Border applicants

Regina Jefferies made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Regina Jefferies

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I respectfully request under FOI the following historical document:

Protection Visa Procedures Manual: Border applicants

The document is referenced at section 14.11.2 of the historical document Migration Series Instructions 399: Immigration Clearance at Airports and Seaports, issued in 2004. The requested historical document is not publicly available through LEGENDcom.

Yours faithfully,

Regina Jefferies

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FOI Request: FA 20/09/00485
File Number: OBJ2020/29315

Dear Ms Jefferies

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 8 September 2020 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:
Protection Visa Procedures Manual: Border applicants.

Your request was received by the Department on 8 September 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/09/00485 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Good morning

I refer to your request received on 8 September 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 8 October 2020.

In order for the Department to complete the process of retrieving all the documents that fall within the scope of your request the Department will require additional time to process your request.

The Department seeks your agreement under section 15AA of the FOI Act to extend the timeframe for the processing of your request by 30 days. This would extend the due date for your request to Saturday 7 November 2020. However, as this date falls on a non-working day, section 36(2) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 provides that the latest date the Department may issue a decision would be the next working day, which is Monday 9 November 2020.
It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could provide a response to this request by close of business, Friday 25 September 2020

If you wish to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me on the details below.

Yours sincerely

FOI Officer
FOI and Records Management Branch
Data Division
Strategy & Law Enforcement Group
Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au
E: [DIBP request email]

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From: Regina Jefferies

Dear FOI,

I agree to the request for extension.

Yours sincerely,

Regina Jefferies

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