Online video for helping Australian visa overstayers
Australia, 11th May: Australian immigration department has launched a new online video to assist visa overstayers with required information.
The video available online offers guidelines to Australian visa overstayers in 14 different languages. And this is really useful for foreigners not proficient in English language.
New video for resolving immigration status—Created by Australian immigration department-DIAC(Department of Immigration and Citizenship), the online video will facilitate visa overstayers in solving their Australian immigration status.
Giving details about the latest effort by DIAC, its official spokesperson said in majority of the visa overstay cases, it is the lack of awareness regarding various rules or procedures to be followed and the authority to be contacted.
In such a scenario, they have no alternative but to depend on information from friends or people around them. And this information might be irrelevant or even misleading, the spokeswoman asserts.
So, this new online video is a step forward to solve this predicament of Australian visa overstayers, she maintained.
Take action-new video suggests to visa overstayers-The new video by immigration department asks Australian visa overstayers to take a quick action for resolving their Australian immigration status.
It narrates experiences of foreigners in Australia having visa issues and gives a clear advice--contact immigration authorities at the earliest to get all the information needed by them.
Many times, it is seen that several foreigners whose Australian visas have expired may be reluctant in approaching Australian immigration authorizes for a number of reasons. The fear of getting detained from Australia may restrict them from contacting immigration officials.
Short-term bridging visas for visa overstayers—The immigration department has a special short-term bridging visa for those who have overstayed their Australian visa.
Such bridging visas help the person to make application for the requisite visa, subject to his/her eligibility conditions, or make arrangement for his or her own departure, the official adds.
Australian immigration department launched CSRS (Community Status Resolution Services) nearly three years back.
It provides required information about the immigration status of the concerned person to help make best choice. And it is due to this service that immigration status of around 11,000 unlawful non Australian citizens was resolved by DIAC in 2010-11.