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Zamaussie 07-16-2013 04:49 AM

Boat People - Will they affect our visa processing both on / offshore ??
 
Hello everyone, Am just wondering whether all those people that have arrived under the banner of "Asylum seekers" have any significant effect on the processing of our visas?:)

samfisher 07-16-2013 05:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Zamaussie (Post 104276)
Hello everyone, Am just wondering whether all those people that have arrived under the banner of "Asylum seekers" have any significant effect on the processing of our visas?:)

but you are from zambia. and you yourself have to come by boat to Australia as an Asylum seeker. Why are you complaining about Asylum seekers?

Zamaussie 07-16-2013 05:21 AM

Samfisher Let me educate you !!!!!!!!!!...Zambia has NEVER NEVER had any civil war or conflict ever since we kicked out the colonial government therefore there is no Zambian here or abroad that has traveled to any country as an "Asylum seeker" (go and look up the definition of asylum seeker.) Myself included i came here via the proper channel.
Secondly, I was not "COMPLAINING" but trying to find out what ,if any the effects of people coming in through other illegal means.

samfisher 07-16-2013 05:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Zamaussie (Post 104280)
Myself included i came here via the proper channel.
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You didn't get the sarcasm in my post?

Mish 07-16-2013 05:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Zamaussie (Post 104276)
Hello everyone, Am just wondering whether all those people that have arrived under the banner of "Asylum seekers" have any significant effect on the processing of our visas?:)

To my knowledge yes it will affect the processing times for our visas. Asylum seekers get first priority and that is also for the ASIO checks too.

Zamaussie 07-16-2013 05:33 AM

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Originally Posted by samfisher (Post 104281)
You didn't get the sarcasm in my post?

LOL...I did :D

nadam 07-16-2013 05:40 AM

I'm sure it was innocuous by you, but can we please avoid referring to them as "boat people"? They're refugees, plain and simple.

samfisher 07-16-2013 05:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Zamaussie (Post 104280)
Samfisher Let me educate you !!!!!!!!!!...Zambia has NEVER NEVER had any civil war or conflict ever since we kicked out the colonial government therefore there is no Zambian here or abroad that has traveled to any country as an "Asylum seeker" (go and look up the definition of asylum seeker.) Myself included i came here via the proper channel.
Secondly, I was not "COMPLAINING" but trying to find out what ,if any the effects of people coming in through other illegal means.

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Originally Posted by Mish (Post 104282)
To my knowledge yes it will affect the processing times for our visas. Asylum seekers get first priority and that is also for the ASIO checks too.

so there are thousands of Asylum seekers. They all get priority over the visa applications lodged in the Australian embassies in Australia and overseas?

samfisher 07-16-2013 05:42 AM

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Originally Posted by nadam (Post 104284)
I'm sure it was innocuous by you, but can we please avoid referring to them as "boat people"? They're refugees, plain and simple.

OP is from zambia and is an immigrant and he is referring the asylum seekers as boat people. #gofigure.

CollegeGirl 07-16-2013 05:50 AM

I don't particularly like the term "boat people," either. =\

Honestly, yes, I do think they should take priority. My physical safety is not threatened on a daily basis because of war in my country or because I am of a religion or a sexual orientation my government doesn't agree with. I absolutely feel people who cannot live their lives in relative physical safety on a daily basis should take priority.


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