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Freedom of information

Freedom of information laws allow access by the general public to data held by national governments.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Before making​​​ your freedom of information (FOI)​ request 

Check yo​​u have the right department

We may not be holding the information you need. Check to see if the information you need is held by another department, or another state or territory government agency. 

Check Imm​iAccount or VEVO

The information you need may be available in VEVO​ or your ImmiAccount​

Check your o​​wn records

Check to see if you or your migration agent already has the required document. 

Check o​​ur website for published statistics or information

We publish a lot of information on our website, including visa and citizenship statistics.​

Check our​​ disclosure log

We publish a wide range of non-personal documents, including reports, briefings, submissions and statistics in our disclosure log​​.

​Requests to ​​amend information 

If you are making a freedom of information request to amend information, check if this should be done another way.