Number of temporary visa holders with current application for permanent residency

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I am writting to request the total number of temporary visa holders with current application for permanent residency.

Yours faithfully,
Lauren Stark

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI, Department of Home Affairs


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FOI Request:         FA 21/06/00079

File Number:          OBJ2021/16416 

Dear Lauren Stark

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 1 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:

I am writting to request the total number of temporary visa holders with
current application for permanent residency.

Your request was received by the Department on 1 June 2021 and has been
allocated FOI request number FA 21/06/00079. Please include your FOI
request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information

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