DIAC Officials to Meet with Overstayed Visa Holders in NSW

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New South Wales – Officials and staff of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is set to conduct an information campaign in New South Wales on March 18 until 21, to be attended by community leaders and visa providers, a statement released in the agency website said.

The department said the campaign will be conducted by the Community Status Resolution Service, a section of the department tasked with providing information and advice on immigration issues. The outreach program will be conducted in communities near Buronga, Moama, Murray Downs, and Euston.

The statement said the program aims to help people who live in outlying communities adjacent to urban centers to have a legal Australian visa or who has immigration and visa issues to personally consult with an immigration official to resolve the problems they have.

This will also allow people with visa violations to be granted a provisional short term visa while they work on their problems.

The department said the International Organization for Migration, a group that helps qualified persons to return to their homes, will assist the DIAC team during the campaign.

The individual consultations will be conducted from 930 am to 4 pm on March 18 at the Alcheringa Sporting Club in Carramar Drive in Buronga.

The information campaign in Euston is scheduled for March 19 at the Euston Oval Community Centre while the Murray Downs campaign will be held at Swan Hill Conference Centre at Murray Downs Drive on March 20. The Moama consultation will be held on March 21 at the Moama Bowling Club at 6 Shaw Street.

Source: http://www.newsroom.immi.gov.au/releases/immigration-visit-to-south-west-nsw