Visa applicants from syria

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

1. Request for number of syrian applicants that have applied for visitor visas to Australia from July 2015 to September 2016.
2. How many applications (from Syrian applicants) for the visitor visa have been successful?
3. Request for number of syrian applicants that have applied for the different types of refugee and humanitarian visas from July 2015 to September 2016. Please provide total number of applicants, and then total number of applicants by visa type.
4. How many applications (from Syrian applicants) for the refugee and humanitarian visas have been successful? Please provide total number of successful applications, and then total number of successful applications by visa type.

Yours faithfully,

GIPAboy

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Dear FOI,

I accept the time extension

Yours sincerely,

GIPAboy

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Dear GIPAboy

Thank you for granting an extension of time for us to process your request.

Please note all requests are being processed in date order of receipt notwithstanding whether or not an extension of time is being granted. The updated statutory due date to process your request will be Monday, 16 January 2017.

We will continue to progress your request.

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Our references:  FA 16/11/01500; ADF2016/71711

 

Dear GIPAboy

 

Re: Your Freedom of Information request

 

We are writing to provide an update about your FOI request for:

 

'1. Request for number of syrian applicants that have applied for visitor
visas to Australia from July 2015 to September 2016.

2. How many applications (from Syrian applicants) for the visitor visa
have been successful?

3. Request for number of syrian applicants that have applied for the
different types of refugee and humanitarian visas from July 2015 to
September 2016. Please provide total number of applicants, and then total
number of applicants by visa type.

4. How many applications (from Syrian applicants) for the refugee and
humanitarian visas have been successful? Please provide total number of
successful applications, and then total number of successful applications
by visa type.'

 

We have received the documents from the relevant business areas and have
begun assessment of them.

 

We will continue to progress your request.

 

Regards

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information Section

Information Management Branch | Corporate Services Division

Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
E: [1][DIBP request email]

 

 

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Our references: FA 16/11/01500 ; ADF2016/71711

 

Dear GIPAboy

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 17 November 2016, seeking access
to the following:

 

‘1. Request for number of Syrian applicants that have applied for visitor
visas to Australia from July 2015 to September 2016.

2. How many applications (from Syrian applicants) for the visitor visa
have been successful?

3. Request for number of Syrian applicants that have applied for the
different types of refugee and humanitarian visas from July 2015 to
September 2016. Please provide total number of applicants, and then total
number of applicants by visa type.

4. How many applications (from Syrian applicants) for the refugee and
humanitarian visas have been successful? Please provide total number of
successful applications, and then total number of successful applications
by visa type.’

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached
the decision letter and decision record.

 

This request has now been closed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information Section

Information Management Branch | Corporate Services Division

Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
E: [1][DIBP request email]

 

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