Darwin – Expert personnel of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is set to conduct an outreach program at the Casuarina library in Darwin, Northern Territory on February 14 to discuss with local community leaders their immigration concerns and meet with migrants with overstayed visas.
DIAC’s regional community status resolution service outreach program provides immigration information to individuals living in communities outside the capital cities, including those who do not hold a valid Australian visa or at present is holding a bridging visa. The program will enable them to meet personally with an immigration officer and consult him on issues they face.
A DIAC spokesman said the program was aimed at ensuring the integrity of the country’s migration along with its visa programs and provides each person with valid visa to be able to stay in the country.
The DIAC personnel are also expected to grant short term bridging visa to overstaying visa holders in addition to discussing their immigration issues.
The agency said that individual appointments, as well as walk-ins, will be available from 12 to 5 p.m. Interested people can also contact the department on 08 8901 6146 or email the agency at firstname.lastname@example.org.