Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I request, under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, the following information:

1. Any policy, procedure, guidelines and/or ministerial directives in the year 2023 regarding the general processing (i.e. non-case specific) and decision making of Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa at New Delhi Processing Office

2. Total number of Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa applications on-hand at New Delhi Processing Office (split by number of months since lodgement)

3. Total number of applications LODGED and FINALISED (i.e. grants and refusal) at New Delhi Processing Office for Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa in each month from Jan 2022 to till date

Yours faithfully,

Johny Sebastian

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL: Sensitive
Personal-Privacy

In reply please quote:

FOI Request:         FA 23/10/00061

File Number:         FA23/10/00061 

Dear Johny Sebastian

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

This letter acknowledges that on 29 September 2023 the Department of Home
Affairs (the Department) received your request to access documents held
by  the Department under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI
Act). This letter also provides important information about your request.

Scope of request

You have requested access to the following:

1.     Any policy, procedure, guidelines and/or ministerial directives in
the year 2023 regarding the general processing (i.e. non-case specific)
and decision making of Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa at New
Delhi Processing Office.

2.     Total number of Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa
applications on-hand at New Delhi Processing Office (split by number of
months since lodgement)

3.     Total number of applications LODGED and FINALISED (i.e. grants and
refusal) at New Delhi Processing Office for Subclass 309 Partner
(Provisional) visa in each month from Jan 2022 to till date

 

Please note that your access request has been split into two requests: FA
23/10/00061 and DA23/10/00402.

Department now provides a Data Channel for data requests which enables
Departmental (including the Australian Border Force) data to be
purchased.  Section 12(1)(c) of the FOI Act states that a person is not
entitled to access to a document that is available for purchase by the
public in accordance with arrangements made by an agency. As such we
intend to process parts 2 and 3 of this request under the Department’s
Data Request process unless you respond to this correspondence requesting
a decision on your request under the FOI Act. Your data request will be
processed with the request number DA23/10/00402. We will send you as
separate email about your data request.

 

You can find further information about the Data Channel and lodge future
data requests here: [1]Data requests (homeaffairs.gov.au)

The Department interprets your FOI request as:

1.     Any policy, procedure, guidelines and/or ministerial directives in
the year 2023 regarding the general processing (i.e. non-case specific)
and decision making of Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa at New
Delhi Processing Office.

Your request has been allocated FOI request number FA 23/10/00061. Please
include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of
Information Section.

Timeframe

 

The timeframe for processing a request is 30 days from the day we receive
your request, as set out in the FOI Act.

 

Your review rights in relation to your request are available on [2]the
website of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner.

Fees and Charges

Charges do not apply to requests from individuals seeking access to
documents about themselves. However, a charge may apply to all other
requests for access to documents.

Charges are based on the amount of time the Department spends on your
request. Charges can range from $10 to over $1,000 depending on the
complexity and scope of your request. The Office of the Australian
Information Commissioner reported that across the public service, the
average charge notified was $335.50 in 2020-21.

If a charge applies, you will be issued with a Notice of Charge that
explains the charge and your options.

Detailed information about FOI charges that may apply to your FOI request
is available on [3]the Department’s website.

We do not provide personal details of staff

 

The Department’s practice 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. However
names of staff that have previously been released in departmental
correspondence may be disclosed.

We do not provide duplicated 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 exist.

Publication of document

Released documents you request may be published to our website

 

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.

 

How to reduce or withdraw your request

 

Reducing the scope of your request can reduce the time and charges
associated with processing your FOI request.

 

To reduce or withdraw your request, contact the FOI section at
[4][Department of Home Affairs request email] and include your FOI request number.

Contacting the FOI Section

 

Should you wish to discuss your request you may contact the FOI Section at
[Department of Home Affairs request email].

 

Kind regards

 

Jade

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information

Department of Home Affairs

E: [5][Department of Home Affairs request email]

 

 

 

Personal-Privacy
OFFICIAL: Sensitive

 

 

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OFFICIAL: Sensitive
Personal-Privacy

Dear Johny Sebastian

The Department of Home Affairs (the Department) has received your access
request of 29 September 2023.

Your access request was split into two requests: FOI request FA
23/10/00061, and Data request DA23/10/00402. You have already been sent an
email in relation to your FOI request.

Please note that the Department provides a Data Channel for data requests
such as for parts 2 and 3 of your request. The Data Channel enables
Departmental (including the Australian Border Force) data to be
purchased.  Under the FOI Act, Section 12(1)(c) of the FOI Act states that
a person is not entitled to access to a document that is available for
purchase by the public in accordance with arrangements made by an agency.
As such we intend to process parts 2 and 3 of your request under the
Department’s Data Request process unless you respond to this
correspondence requesting a decision on your request under the FOI Act.

You can find further information about the Data Channel and lodge future
data requests here: [1]Data requests (homeaffairs.gov.au)

The Department has interpreted your request as follows:

·       Total number of Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa
applications on-hand at New Delhi Processing Office (split by number of
months since lodgement)

·       Total number of applications LODGED and FINALISED (i.e. grants and
refusal) at New Delhi Processing Office for Subclass 309 Partner
(Provisional) visa in each month from Jan 2022 to till date

 

If we have misinterpreted your request, please let us know by emailing
[2][Department of Home Affairs request email] quoting the above reference number so we can
reassess your request.

Charge for access

The Department has calculated that a charge of $60.00 is required for your
request.

Next Steps

You can now choose to:

·       pay the attached invoice for your request to proceed;

·       email [3][Department of Home Affairs request email] to tell us if your request has
been incorrectly interpreted; or

·       email [4][Department of Home Affairs request email] to tell us if you wish to withdraw
your request.

 

Your request will not be processed until you take one of these actions.

Please note: if you do not respond by 18 October 2023 your request will be
deemed to be withdrawn.

 

Financial hardship

If you believe that paying the charge for access would result in financial
hardship to you, you can request a waiver or reduction of the charge.
Please set out the reasons you believe that you would experience financial
hardship and provide supporting evidence.

An example of financial hardship would be when payment of the charge would
leave you unable to provide food, accommodation, clothing, medical
treatment, education or other necessities for yourself or your family, or
other people for whom you are responsible.

Your request for a waiver or reduction of charge will be considered, and a
response sent to you within 30 days. Further information on charges is
available on our webpage: [5]Data requests (homeaffairs.gov.au)

Release of requested information

We will try to finalise your request within 30 days of receiving your
payment. If we need to contact you regarding the clarity or size of your
request, we will contact you in writing.

In some circumstances, release of data may be prohibited by legislation
such as the Privacy Act 1988, Australian Border Force Act 2015 and
Migration Act 1958. If we cannot release the requested data due to
restrictions under legislation, we will notify you in writing. If we
cannot provide the data you have requested, we will refund the amount you
have paid.

If you have any feedback about our handling of your data request, please
email [6][Department of Home Affairs request email]

Thank you for your data request. I look forward to your response. 

Kind regards

 

FOI Officer - Jade

Freedom of Information

Department of Home Affairs

E: [7][Department of Home Affairs request email]

Personal-Privacy
OFFICIAL: Sensitive

 

 

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Dear FOI,

The amount requested for the FOI has been paid. Receipt number: 3745 5747 234

Yours sincerely,

Johny Sebastian

Dear FOI,

The amount requested for the FOI has been paid. The receipt number is 37455747234.

Yours sincerely,
Johny Sebastian

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Sebastian

 

FOI request FA 23/10/00061

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 29 September 2023, seeking access
to the following:

Any policy, procedure, guidelines and/or ministerial directives in the
year 2023 regarding the general processing (i.e. non-case specific) and
decision making of Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa at New Delhi
Processing Office.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please find attached
the decision record.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

 

Louise

Position number 60081621

Authorised FOI Officer - Freedom of Information

Privacy, FOI and Records Management Branch | Legal Group

Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au

Email [Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL

 

 

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email.

Dear FOI,

This is a follow-up to my request DA23/10/00402. Kindly respond to me as early as possible since the DHA claims to have a separate department for providing information regarding data statistics, but hasn't fulfilled my data request yet even after the payment.

Yours sincerely,

Johny Sebastian

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Dear Johny Sebastian, 

 

Thank you for your email. 

 

As stated on the Department’s webpage, data requests are normally
processed in the order they are received. 

 

Specifically, we try to finalise your request within 30 working days of
your payment being received in departmental systems. 

 

We are unable to provide an expected date of completion but please be
assured we are currently working hard to finalise your request with the
relevant business area. 

 

For more information, the Data Request webpage can be found here: [1]Data
requests (homeaffairs.gov.au) 

 

 

Kind regards 

 

 

Paul

Position number: 60176114

FOI Officer – Data Channel | Freedom of Information Section

Privacy FOI & Records Management Branch | Legal Group

Department Of Home Affairs

E: [2][Department of Home Affairs request email]

 

 

OFFICIAL

 

 

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department of Home Affairs's handling of my FOI request FA 23/10/00061.

In the decision letter, it was mentioned that the requested information is available at LEGENDCOM, and I am advised to subscribe to the platform for access. However, I wish to express my concern that my original request may have been misinterpreted, as the information I am seeking is not, to the best of my knowledge, available at LEGENDCOM.

I would like to bring to your attention that the Department has accommodated similar requests in the past, providing the requested information on the following occasions:

24 July 2019 - FA 19/03/0064213

July 2021 - FA 21/02/01000

In light of this, I kindly request the Department to conduct a thorough internal review of my case and reconsider the decision.

I believe that the information sought is within the scope of the FOI Act 1982, and I trust that the Department will uphold its commitment to transparency.

I appreciate your prompt attention to this matter and look forward to a favorable resolution.

Yours faithfully,

Johny Sebastian

Dear FOI,

FOI Request: FA 23/10/00061
File Number: FA 23/10/00061

Scope of the request:
Any policy, procedure, guidelines and/or ministerial directives in the year 2023 regarding the general processing (i.e. non-case specific) and decision making of Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa at New Delhi Processing Office.

In order to assist the officer responding:

This request follows the exact same format as the previously released request by DHA as FA 19/03/00642 and FA 21/02/01000.

Yours sincerely,

Johny Sebastian

FOI Reviews mailbox, Department of Home Affairs

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OFFICIAL

In reply please quote:

FOI request: FA 23/10/00061

File number: FA 23/10/00061

 

Dear Mr Sebastian

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information internal review request

This email is to acknowledge that the Department of Home Affairs (the
Department) has received your request for an internal review of an access
refusal decision under section 54 of the Freedom of Information Act 1982
(the FOI Act).

The decision under review is the Department’s decision of 11 October 2023.

Timeframe for receiving your decision

The statutory timeframe for processing an internal review request is 30
days from the date on which the request was received by the Department.
The Department received the internal review request on 20 October 2023. 

Review rights

Your review rights in relation to your internal review request are
available on the website of the Office of the Australian Information
Commissioner [1]here.

Contacting the FOI Section

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

Regards

 

Vythees - Position Number: 60141911

Senior FOI Officer | Freedom of Information Section

FOI & Records Management Branch | Legal Group

Department of Home Affairs  | www.homeaffairs.gov.au

Email: [3][Department of Home Affairs request email]

 

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OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Sebastian

Thank you for your internal review request. I note the reference given for one of the previous request 24 July 2019 - FA 19/03/0064213 is incorrect. Could you please provide the correct reference number to proceed with your request.

Regards

Vythees - Position Number: 60141911
Senior FOI Officer | Freedom of Information Section
FOI & Records Management Branch | Legal Group
Department of Home Affairs | www.homeaffairs.gov.au
Email: [Department of Home Affairs request email]

OFFICIAL

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Dear FOI Reviews mailbox,

Following is the correct reference to the previous FOI request which is similar to my request:

FOI Request: FA 19/03/00642
File Number: OBJ2019/18591
Link: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/foi/files...

Yours sincerely,

Johny Sebastian

Dear Department of Home Affairs,

This is a follow-up to my request DA23/10/00402. I have not received the information yet. Could you escalate the process or provide me with an expected date?

Yours faithfully,

Johny Sebastian

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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If you applied [4]Our online services (homeaffairs.gov.au)
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check your visa [5]Ceremony wait times (homeaffairs.gov.au)
application status
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I want my travel [11]Requesting travel records (homeaffairs.gov.au)
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I am having Use our [12]technical guide to troubleshoot in
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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

This is regarding my information request DA23/10/00402. I have not received the information yet.

Kindly provide me the information as earliest as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Johny Sebastian

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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If you applied [4]Our online services (homeaffairs.gov.au)
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application status
in [3]ImmiAccount.
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my visa details (homeaffairs.gov.au)
I want to apply [7]Applying online in ImmiAccount
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Australia
My visa has [8]Your visa is expiring or has expired
expired (homeaffairs.gov.au)
I want to apply [9]Become a citizen (homeaffairs.gov.au)
for Australian
Citizenship or [10]Evidence of citizenship and certificates Change
access/amend my a citizenship certificate (homeaffairs.gov.au)
citizenship
details  
I want my travel [11]Requesting travel records (homeaffairs.gov.au)
records in and out
of Australia
I am having Use our [12]technical guide to troubleshoot in
technical problems [13]ImmiAccount.
lodging an
application If you are still unable to resolve your issue submit
the [14]ImmiAccount Technical Support Form
I wish to provide Provide information by [15]ImmiAccount. After you
information about submit your application, use [16]ImmiAccount to:
a visa application
or provide ·        apply for a bridging visa
information about
changes to my ·        access the My Health Declarations service
situation
·        attach documents to your online application
 
·        check the progress of your application

·        update your passport or address details

·        notify of incorrect information in your
application

Further details and instructions refer to
[17]ImmiAccount Help & Support

[18]Changes in your situation (homeaffairs.gov.au)
I have made an If you have been sent a request letter to complete
appointment for a health but are experiencing delays you can attach
health examination details of your appointment to [19]ImmiAccount. 
I want to withdraw [20]You want to withdraw an application
my visa or (homeaffairs.gov.au)
citizenship
application
I want to update [21]Changes in your situation (homeaffairs.gov.au)
my address,
contact or
passport details
Can my visa fee be Refunds can only be made in very limited
refunded? circumstances governed by legislation. 

For further information see  [22]Getting a refund
(homeaffairs.gov.au)
Visa eligibility Information on [23]visa options is available on the
query Department’s website.
Since my visa was [24]Changes in your situation (homeaffairs.gov.au)
granted I have had
a child born in
Australia
I want to lodge Find out how to provide [25]Compliments, complaints
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OFFICIAL

Dear Johny,

 

As per attached previous response your case is not due for 30 working days
from date of payment which would be 15 November 2023.

 

We do not usually respond to requests for update unless the case is
overdue as it takes us away from completing requests.

Kind regards,

 

Lynette

Position number: 60006174

Authorised FOI Officer | Data Channel Team

Freedom of Information Section

Privacy, FOI and Records Management Branch | Legal Group

Department of Home Affairs

E: [1][Department of Home Affairs request email]

 

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

What is the update on my internal review request for the following FOI request?

FOI request: FA 23/10/00061
File number: FA 23/10/00061

Yours faithfully,
Johny Sebastian

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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OFFICIAL

Dear Johny Sebastian

Thank you for your payment on 4 October 2023 in relation to DA23/10/00402.
The data you have requested is contained in the attached document.

If we have misinterpreted your request or you have any feedback about the
way we have processed your request, please let us know as soon as possible
by emailing [1][Department of Home Affairs request email] quoting the above reference number.

Thank you for your data request.

Kind regards

 

Phil

Decision Maker | Position No. 60157242

Authorised FOI Officer – Data Channel Team

FOI and Records Management Branch | Legal Group

Department of Home Affairs  | [2]www.homeaffairs.gov.au

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Our reference: RQ23/05821

Agency reference: FA23/10/00061

Department of Home Affairs

Johny Sebastian

Extension of time under s 54D

Dear Parties,

Please find attached an extension of time decision relating to Mr
Sebastian’s FOI request with the Department of Home Affairs.

 

Regards,

 

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OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Sebastian

I am writing in regard to your request for Internal Review. Your internal review is being processed and will shortly be ready for finalisation.

However, we wish to first verify the scope of your request.

Any policy, procedure, guidelines and/or ministerial directives in the year 2023 regarding the general processing (i.e. non-case specific) and decision making of Subclass 309 Partner (Provisional) visa at New Delhi Processing Office

Can you please confirm that you are only interested in documents specific to visa processing at Departments New Delhi Office?

Kind Regards

Mary
Freedom of Information Reviews Team
Privacy, FOI and Records Management Branch, Legal Group
Department of Home Affairs

Email: [email address]
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Dear FOI Reviews mailbox,

Yes. New Delhi only. See the OAIC response to the delay of this FOI as well.

Yours sincerely,

Johny Sebastian

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OFFICIAL

Dear Mr Sebastian

Thank you for your response

In attempting to respond to your request we have identified documents that were sent to the entire processing network, including New Delhi. These documents about guidelines and targets, and they include network messaging updates similar to those released in previous requests you mentioned .

Can you confirm if you only require documents that either

a. were directed only at New Delhi and not other posts
b. indicates a different approach taken by New Delhi or procedures/directives/targets only for New Delhi or
c. indicates New Delhi's response to the guidelines/advice/directions.

Kind Regards

Mary
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Department of Home Affairs

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Dear FOI Reviews mailbox,

Yes, you have identified correct documents.

Yours sincerely,

Johny Sebastian

FOI Reviews mailbox, Department of Home Affairs

OFFICIAL

Good Afternoon

Dear Mr Sebastian

From your response I am still unsure what documents you are referring to

Can you confirm you require only documents as follows

a. were directed only at New Delhi and not other posts
b. indicates a different approach taken by New Delhi or procedures/directives/targets only for New Delhi or
c. indicates New Delhi's response to the guidelines/advice/directions.

Kind Regards

Mary Cutmore
Freedom of Information Reviews Team
Privacy, FOI and Records Management Branch
Legal Group
Department of Home Affairs

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Dear Mary,

Yes, I only require documents as follows

a. were directed only at New Delhi and not other posts
b. indicates a different approach taken by New Delhi or procedures/directives/targets only for New Delhi or
c. indicates New Delhi's response to the guidelines/advice/directions.

Yours sincerely,

Johny Sebastian