Request for information on the VISA sub class 189 applications for the applicants with ANZSCO Code 261313 only

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

I would like to place a request for information on the VISA sub class 189 applications for the applicants with ANZSCO Code 261313 only, who have submitted the application along with VISA fee, since, January 2019 onwards till date.

Request the department personal to provide the below information in a suitable format as per their convenience.

Month, Total Applications, Finalized without CO Contact,Finalized with CO Contact,Not Reviewed,Further Assessment
Eg: Jan-2019, 250, 50, 100, 20, 80

Whereas the above columns refer to as follows:
Month – Month of 189 VISA application logged post invite (once fee is paid by applicant).
Total Applications – Total number of application logged with ANZSCO Code 261313 only under VISA sub class 189 for the said month.
Finalized without CO Contact – Department made a decision on the applications (granted/rejected) without asking any further information for the said month.
Finalized with CO Contact - Department made a decision on the applications (granted/rejected) post asking any further information (any number of times) for the said month.
Not Reviewed – Applications in ‘Submitted’ status and in queue to be processed for the said month.
Further Assessment - Applications in ‘Further Assessment’ status and in queue to be processed by the department once the applicants had provided the requested information for the said month.

Appreciate the efforts put by the department personal in providing the above requested information.

Yours faithfully,
VISA Applicant

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FOI Request: FA 20/02/00096
File Number: OBJ2020/3489

Dear Nimit,

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 1 February 2020 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:

VISA sub class 189 applications for the applicants with ANZSCO Code 261313 only, who have submitted the application along with VISA fee, since, January 2019 onwards till date.

Request the department personal to provide the below information in a suitable format as per their convenience.

Month, Total Applications, Finalized without CO Contact,Finalized with CO Contact,Not Reviewed,Further Assessment
Eg: Jan-2019, 250, 50, 100, 20, 80

Whereas the above columns refer to as follows:
Month - Month of 189 VISA application logged post invite (once fee is paid by applicant).
Total Applications - Total number of application logged with ANZSCO Code 261313 only under VISA sub class 189 for the said month.
Finalized without CO Contact - Department made a decision on the applications (granted/rejected) without asking any further information for the said month.
Finalized with CO Contact - Department made a decision on the applications (granted/rejected) post asking any further information (any number of times) for the said month.
Not Reviewed - Applications in ‘Submitted’ status and in queue to be processed for the said month.
Further Assessment - Applications in ‘Further Assessment’ status and in queue to be processed by the department once the applicants had provided the requested information for the said month.

Your request was received by the Department on 1 February 2020 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 20/02/00096 . Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Yours sincerely,

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

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FOI Request: FA 20/02/00096
File Number: OBJ2020/3489

Dear Nimit,

Clarification of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 1 February 2020 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:

VISA sub class 189 applications for the applicants with ANZSCO Code 261313 only, who have submitted the application along with VISA fee, since, January 2019 onwards till date.

Request the department personal to provide the below information in a suitable format as per their convenience.

Month, Total Applications, Finalized without CO Contact,Finalized with CO Contact,Not Reviewed,Further Assessment
Eg: Jan-2019, 250, 50, 100, 20, 80

Whereas the above columns refer to as follows:
Month - Month of 189 VISA application logged post invite (once fee is paid by applicant).
Total Applications - Total number of application logged with ANZSCO Code 261313 only under VISA sub class 189 for the said month.
Finalized without CO Contact - Department made a decision on the applications (granted/rejected) without asking any further information for the said month.
Finalized with CO Contact - Department made a decision on the applications (granted/rejected) post asking any further information (any number of times) for the said month.
Not Reviewed - Applications in ‘Submitted’ status and in queue to be processed for the said month.
Further Assessment - Applications in ‘Further Assessment’ status and in queue to be processed by the department once the applicants had provided the requested information for the said month.

Please clarify the below points:
1. What is meant by VISA fee? All lodgements require a fee to be paid to be considered valid. As such, are you requesting data relating to all lodgements?
2. What is meant by CO contact?
3. What is meant by ‘Not Reviewed’ in regards to an application? Do you mean on hand/pending applications?
4. What is being requested in regards to ‘Further Assessment’?

Please provide clarification by COB Friday 6 March 2020 to assist with the processing of your request.

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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Our References: FA 20/02/00096 : OBJ2020/3489

Good afternoon

I refer to your request received on 1 February 2020 for access to
documents under the FOI Act. 

The current due date for your request is 2 March 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 Wednesday 1 April 2020. 

 

We also need some clarification on a few elements of your request:

 1. What do you mean in regards to VISA fee? All lodgements require a fee
to be paid to be considered valid – hence are you just requesting all
lodgements?
 2. What are you referring to when you mention CO contact?
 3. What are you referring to when you mention ‘Not Reviewed’ in regards
to an application? Do you mean on hand/pending applications?
 4. What do you want in regards to ‘Further Assessment’?

It would assist the Department in managing its FOI caseload if you could
provide a response to this request by close of business, Tuesday 3 March
2020.

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

Regards

 

Assistant Director

Freedom of Information Section/ FOI and Records Management Branch

Data Division

Corporate and Enabling Group

Department of Home Affairs
Telephone: (02) 6264 1111
Email: [1][DIBP request email]

 

 

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From: Nimit

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Dear FOI,

The requested information is now no longer required.
You may close this request.
Many thanks for acknowledging my request.

Yours sincerely,
Nimit

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Dear Nimit,

Thank you for your response. Your FOI request has been withdrawn.

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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