Before making your freedom of information (FOI) request
Check you 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 ImmiAccount or VEVO
The information you need may be available in
VEVO or your
Check your own records
Check to see if you or your migration agent already has the required document.
Check our 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
Requests to amend information
If you are making a freedom of information request to amend information, check if this should be done another way.
To tell us about a change of residential address or your passport details, you must complete the relevant form. This is available from ‘Update details’ in your application in
If you are waiting for a visa application decision, you must tell us about any changes in your circumstances that may affect an answer to questions in your application. To do this, complete the ‘Notification of change of circumstances’ form which is available from ‘Update details’ in your application in
Tell us if you have supplied any incorrect information in your answers. Complete the ‘Notification of incorrect answer(s)’ form, which is available from ‘Update details’ in your application in ImmiAccount.