Number of people still in Australia on visitor visa

Henry made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: Henry

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I am requesting the number of people still in Australia on Visitor Visas (and if possible top 3 countries).

Additionally, if the data is easily available, the number of people who have been in Australia on a tourist visa and applied for a new visa to remain in Australia since March.

Yours faithfully,

Henry

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FOI Request: FA 20/07/00791
File Number: OBJ2020/23802

Dear Mr Henry

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 8 July 2020 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).

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I am requesting the number of people still in Australia on Visitor Visas (and if possible top 3 countries).

Additionally, if the data is easily available, the number of people who have been in Australia on a tourist visa and applied for a new visa to remain in Australia since March..
Your request was received by the Department on 8 July 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/07/00791 . 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 6 July 2020 for access to documents under the FOI Act.

The current due date for your request is 5 August 2020.

Due to the number of requests currently being processed by our office, we will not be able to finalise your request by the original due date.

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 4 September 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 31 July 2020.

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


Yours sincerely,

FOI Officer
Freedom of Information
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Corporate and Enabling Group
Department of Home Affairs | Email: [DIBP request email]

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From: Henry

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Dear FOI Officer,

I am happy for a delay to occur.

Yours sincerely,

Henry

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Dear Henry,

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FOI Request:       FA 20/07/00791

File Number:       OBJ2020/23802

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 08 July 2020.  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 now been closed.

 

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Authorised Decision Maker | Freedom of Information Section

FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division | Strategy and Law Enforcement Group

Department of Home Affairs

 

 

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From: Henry

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Dear FOI Officer,

Thanks for your time.

Yours sincerely,

Henry

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