Invitations under skill selection for 189, 190, 489, 491 skilled visas

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please provide a list of all invitations under the skillselect system for 189 190 489 and 491 points tested skilled visas between 1/1/2019 and 31/12/2019 showing:
a. ANZSCO code of occupation
b. total points at invitation
c. nominating state/territory (if applicable)
d. visa subclass

Yours faithfully,

jimwong

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

UPDATED: 17 March 2020

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health
Organisation ([1]link). As the Department focuses its efforts on managing
the impact of COVID-19 on its critical services and employees, other
non-critical services may not be delivered within expected timeframes. We
apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this
period.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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For matters not relating to the Freedom of Information Act 1982, please
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General information regarding travelling to Australia

Information for visitors to Australia can be found [2]here.

Information regarding potential visa options can be found [3]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 [4]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
[5]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 [6]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
[7]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 [8]here.

 

Australian Citizenship

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

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [10]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 [11]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 [12]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 [13]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 [14]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 [15]here.

 

 

Thank you

 

Information updated 15 April 2020

 

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

FOI Request:       FA 20/05/00186

Good morning  

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence below seeking access to documents held by
the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

Your request has been allocated the FOI reference number referred to
above. Please include your FOI reference number in all correspondence with
the Freedom of Information Section.

The information you have requested is available through a Qlik application
which can be accessed via the Department’s SkillSelect [1]web page and
there is [2]information to assist. The Qlik application comprises a
comprehensive library of historic and current data in relation to
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) in Skillselect, and may be accessed by any
persons wishing to reference EOI data. I consider that the information you
request is available publically and is a complete library of EOI reference
material.

As this information is now publically available, you may wish to withdraw
you FOI request.  If you do not advise the Department that you wish to
continue with this FOI request within 5 working days of this email, your
request will be taken to have been withdrawn. 

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Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at
[3][DIBP request email].

 

Yours sincerely,

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information Section

FOI & Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group

 

 

 

 

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

 

Please provide a list of all invitations under the skillselect system for
189 190 489 and 491 points tested skilled visas between 1/1/2019 and
31/12/2019 showing:

a. ANZSCO code of occupation

b. total points at invitation

c. nominating state/territory (if applicable) d. visa subclass

 

Yours faithfully,

 

jimwong

 

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Dear FOI,

The QIK application is not working with a message "EOI data dashboard is currently unavailable".

Yours sincerely,

jimwong

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Department of Home Affairs

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

UPDATED: 17 March 2020

COVID-19 (Corona Virus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health
Organisation ([1]link). As the Department focuses its efforts on managing
the impact of COVID-19 on its critical services and employees, other
non-critical services may not be delivered within expected timeframes. We
apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this
period.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

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 [2]here.

Information regarding potential visa options can be found [3]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 [4]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
[5]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 [6]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
[7]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 [8]here.

 

Australian Citizenship

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

 

Information on how to apply for Australian citizenship, information for
Australian citizens and Australian Citizenship Day can be found [10]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 [11]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 [12]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 [13]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 [14]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 [15]here.

 

 

Thank you

 

Information updated 15 April 2020

 

Important Notice: The content of this email is intended only for use by
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
attachments immediately.  This email, including attachments, may contain
confidential, sensitive, legally privileged and/or copyright information.
 

Any review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of this information
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. https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/w...
2. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visi
3. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1
4. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
5. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/al...
6. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/o...
7. https://www.mara.gov.au/
8. https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Immi...
9. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/al...
10. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/citizens...
11. https://www.abf.gov.au/form-listing/form...
12. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/entering...
13. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/change-i...
14. http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Ente/Duty-...
15. http://www.border.gov.au/about/contact/m...

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FOI Request: FA 20/05/00186
File Number: OBJ2020/15766

Dear Mr Wong

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request
I refer to your correspondence received on 5 May 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation (link). As the Department focuses its efforts on managing the impact of COVID-19 on its critical services and employees, other non-critical services may not be delivered within expected timeframes. We apologise for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this period.

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:
Please provide a list of all invitations under the skillselect system for 189 190 489 and 491 points tested skilled visas between 1/1/2019 and 31/12/2019 showing:
a. ANZSCO code of occupation
b. total points at invitation
c. nominating state/territory (if applicable) d. visa subclass.

Your request was received by the Department on 5 May 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/05/00186 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

Timeframe for receiving your decision
The statutory timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the date upon which your application was received by the Department.

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

Exclusion of staff details
The Department’s policy is to exclude the personal details of staff not in the Senior Executive Service (SES), as well as the direct contact details of SES staff, contained in documents that fall within scope of an FOI request. If you require personal details of non-SES officers, or direct contact details of SES staff, please inform us so the decision maker may consider your request. Otherwise we will take it that you agree to that information being excluded from the scope of your request.

Duplicate documents
If the FOI decision-maker deems a document to be a duplicate, they will not assess those pages as part of your FOI request. This means that if a there is a decision to release the document to you, you will receive only one copy, even if multiple copies of that document exists.
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Where documents are released to you in response to your request, the Department may be required to publish these documents on its website within 10 working days in accordance with section 11C of the FOI Act. Publication will not be required where the documents contain personal or business affairs information.
Contacting the FOI Section

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at [DIBP request email].

Yours sincerely

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI & Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au
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From: jimwong <[FOI #6330 email]>
Sent: Tuesday, 5 May 2020 9:35 PM
To: FOI <[DIBP request email]>
Subject: HPRM: Freedom of Information request - Invitations under skill selection for 189, 190, 489, 491 skilled visas

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please provide a list of all invitations under the skillselect system for 189 190 489 and 491 points tested skilled visas between 1/1/2019 and 31/12/2019 showing:
a. ANZSCO code of occupation
b. total points at invitation
c. nominating state/territory (if applicable) d. visa subclass

Yours faithfully,

jimwong

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[FOI #6330 email]

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https://www.righttoknow.org.au/change_re...

This request has been made by an individual using Right to Know. This message and any reply that you make will be published on the internet. More information on how Right to Know works can be found at:
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