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Tuesday, 14 August 2012
Page: 8637

Visas

(Question No. 1053)


Mr Laurie Ferguson asked the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, in writing, on 18 June 2012:

In respect of visas issued to residents of Papua New Guinea, in (a) 2008, (b) 2009, (c) 2010, and (d) 2011, (i) how many were issued, and (ii) what was the overstay rate.


Mr Bowen: The answer to the honourable member's question is in the below table:

Program Year

Number of Permanent Visas Issued

Number of Temporary Visas Issued

Over Stayer Rate

2007-08

329

12 835

0.27%

2008-09

430

15 729

0.31%

2009-10

535

15 660

0.42%

2010-11

597

16 306

0.34%