Our annual graduate bake-off has once again been a dough-lightful success. Our graduates have been putting their baking skills to good use, selling their delicious treats to staff in our Canberra office to raise money for the Canberra Refugee Support Group. All funds raised will be used to provide scholarships to children in the ACT from refugee backgrounds – think of it as the icing on the cake.
Our annual graduate bakeoff has once again been a doughlightful success Our
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Some of our systems including our website will be unavailable from Friday 23 June 7pm to Saturday 24 June 7am AEST due to planned maintenance activities. We recommend you conduct all necessary activities before 6pm tonight.

Please note, you will still be able to access ImmiAccount, however you may not be able to navigate to the site unless you bookmark the following link: [ Immi.gov.au Link ].
Some of our systems including our website will be unavailable from Friday
“It was our first time on a plane. We were excited and just couldn’t wait. We were all dressed up; my dad had suits made for us. We were so happy to finally wear our suits, because they were made especially for the trip to Australia.”

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It was our first time on a plane We were excited and
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Salman Tariq
“One of my greatest memories when resettling in Australia was having a hot shower for the first time and knowing the others in the house would still be able to have a cup of water to drink. I spent many years living in a war situation where I lived in constant fear that if I used too much water there wouldn’t be enough for others.”

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Jamil M. Ameen
Ignacio Parodi
Jahangir Aslam
“In August 2014, the time came for my family and I to leave Iraq as ISIS was fast approaching. That night the family and I packed up as many belongings as we could fit into suitcases and went to the airport. At that point ISIS was only 45 kilometres away.”

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Datt Sisodia
Chau Vu
Noemi Credo Babaan
Malkia Webz
Gaurav Verma
Don’t forget to tune into our special Refugee Week 2017 event today. We’ll be broadcasting here, live from 11.30 am AEST.
Dont forget to tune into our special Refugee Week 2017 event today
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Nana Ba
It’s World Refugee Day, and we are celebrating the contributions refugees make to Australian society, including the Sydney Swans’ Aliir Aliir.

“I spent the first eight years of my life in a refugee camp and we were thankful to receive our humanitarian visa in 2003. Rocking up to Sydney was crazy; I was seeing big buildings for the first time in my life. It was surreal. I also saw items I...
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John Stevenson
Daryl Wagner
Graham Donald Brand
Join us here on Facebook from 11.30 am AEST tomorrow, 20 June as we live stream a special event in celebration of Refugee Week 2017.
Join us here on Facebook from 1130 am AEST tomorrow 20 June
Haytham Shakespeare
Ronny Chtawy
Elsa Gaskell
From 1 July 2017, all Indian passport holders will have the option to lodge Visitor visa (subclass 600) applications online. As part of our expansion of online access to Visitor visas globally, this new option will allow Indian applicants to enjoy the benefits of a convenient and easy lodgement process. For more details, see: [ Border.gov.au Link ]
From 1 July 2017 all Indian passport holders will have the option
Dil Shad
Mita Ganatra
Sajjad Assad Khan
“Life in Sydney is great. Everyone here welcomed us when we arrived and made us feel at home. As refugees we aren’t here to have a luxury life, we are here to live like every human being. In Australia we are able to walk around the streets and feel safe and my family knows when I leave the house, I will return home safely.”

Samer and his family received their visas as part of the extra...
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Moe Myint
Noel T John
Michael Baron
Australia has a proud record of resettling people in humanitarian need from around the world. Since the end of World War II, Australia has welcomed more than 865,000 people who are in desperate need.

This Refugee Week we wish to celebrate the humanitarian entrants who enrich our society and strengthen our economy.

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Australia has a proud record of resettling people in humanitarian need from
Yousuf Afghan
Jacque Pieters
Noel T John
The following systems will be unavailable intermittently from Friday 16 June 7pm to Saturday 17 June 5am AEST due to planned maintenance activities:
• ImmiAccount
• eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
• My Health Declarations (MHD) service
• eMedical
• Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
• LEGENDcom
• Visa pricing estimator
• Tourist Refund Scheme printing
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The following systems will be unavailable intermittently from Friday 16 June 7pm
Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Andrea Jaca - Smith
Pia Eduardo
The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National), in partnership with the Department of Social Services, provides a Free Interpreting Service (FIS) for non-English speakers in Australia, including refugees.

All non-English speakers can engage TIS National interpreters when gaining access to important services through GPs, pharmacies and real-estate agents.

For more information on...
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The Translating and Interpreting Service TIS National in partnership with the Department
Mohammad Waqar Ali
Rolando Tagay
Otunba Saint Kenny
“I spent 10 years of my childhood living in a Kenyan refugee camp. My greatest memory of resettling in Australia was learning the basic things that many take for granted. Like learning how to use a microwave, I remember it clearly the first time I used one.”

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I spent 10 years of my childhood living in a Kenyan refugee
Sarah Preece
Ruth Miranda-Teoxon
Michael Baron
Some of our systems including our website will be unavailable from Saturday 17 June 2pm to Sunday 18 June 12am AEST due to planned maintenance activities. We recommend you conduct all necessary activities before Saturday.

Please note, you will still be able to access ImmiAccount, however you may not be able to navigate to the site unless you bookmark the following link: [ Immi.gov.au Link ]....
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Some of our systems including our website will be unavailable from Saturday
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Anshul Kaul
#TipTuesday: If your non-English speaking friends and family need access to an interpreter, TIS is how we do it. Our Translating and Interpreting Service team (TIS National) operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year and our interpreting services are available to any person or organisation in Australia. Find out more:
TipTuesday If your nonEnglish speaking friends and family need access to an
Elizabeth Mallari
Ong Hui Jia
Mikel Tamus
“The war began in 2003. I was 10 years old when we were forced to flee Iraq due to the fear of persecution simply for our choice in religion. We knew people who’d lost their lives to the war so we knew we didn’t have a lot of time.”

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The war began in 2003 I was 10 years old when we
Syedshariq Haider Kazmi
Hassan Mohamad
Santo Sultan
Did you know we are one of the world’s top three resettlement countries? Our Humanitarian Programme offers resettlement in Australia for refugees and people in need. We also work with other countries and international organisations to support people displaced, for example by war or fear of persecution.

Refugee Week runs from 18–24 June.

We have so many great humanitarian entrant stories to...
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Did you know we are one of the worlds top three resettlement
Karnika Bansal
Mahmoud El Wakeel
Bibha Khanal
Has your visa expired? Do something about your situation now. Call our Community Status Resolution Service (CSRS) team today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Has your visa expired Do something about your situation now Call our
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