Number of travellers refused immigration clearance at Australian airports

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From: Louise Boon-Kuo

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Under Freedom of Information I request the following information:

1. The number of travellers who have been referred to a Visa Determination Officer (VDO) in Australian airports in the period 1 July 2009-30 June 2019, broken down by:
- fiscal year; and
- country of citizenship or nationality.

2. The number of travellers who have had their visa cancelled in immigration clearance in Australian airports in the period 1 July 2009-30 June 2019, broken down by:
- fiscal year; and
- country of citizenship or nationality.

3. The number of travellers refused immigration clearance in Australian airports in the period 1 July 2009-30 June 2019, broken down by:
- fiscal year; and
- country of citizenship or nationality; and
- whether they returned voluntarily or involuntarily.

Yours faithfully,

Louise Boon-Kuo

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In reply please quote:
FOI Request: FA 19/09/00374

Dear Ms Boon-Kuo

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 6 September 2019 seeking access to documents held by the Department of Home Affairs (the Department) under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act).
You have requested access to the following:

1. The number of travellers who have been referred to a Visa Determination Officer (VDO) in Australian airports in the period 1 July 2009-30 June 2019, broken down by:
- fiscal year; and
- country of citizenship or nationality.

2. The number of travellers who have had their visa cancelled in immigration clearance in Australian airports in the period 1 July 2009-30 June 2019, broken down by:
- fiscal year; and
- country of citizenship or nationality.

3. The number of travellers refused immigration clearance in Australian airports in the period 1 July 2009-30 June 2019, broken down by:
- fiscal year; and
- country of citizenship or nationality; and
- whether they returned voluntarily or involuntarily.

Your request has been allocated FOI request number FA 19/09/00374. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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