Visa Success Ratio Sponsored Family Stream with Security Bond

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Dear Department of Home Affairs,

Number of Applications Lodged, Granted and Refused for last 5 years for the applicants with Country of Citizenship as India, under the Sponsored Family Stream of Visitor Visa where the Sponsor paid a security bond.

Yours faithfully,

Ray Mehta

FOI, Department of Home Affairs

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FOI Request: FA 21/09/01303
File Number: OBJ2021/29491

Dear Ray Mehta

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to your correspondence received on 29 September 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:

Number of Applications Lodged, Granted and Refused for last 5 years for the applicants with Country of Citizenship as India, under the Sponsored Family Stream of Visitor Visa where the Sponsor paid a security bond.

Your request was received by the Department on 29 September 2021 and has been allocated FOI request number FA 21/09/01303. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Kind regards

Jade
Position number: 60107422
Authorised FOI Officer
FOI and Records Management Branch | Data Division
Strategy and National Resilience Group
Department of Home Affairs
E: [Department of Home Affairs request email]

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