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I'm NEW...Refugee/Humanitarian Visa refused.

Hello folks.
I’m an Aussie mum and our family has been supporting a beautiful single refugee girl who lives in Kampala in Uganda, and last year we applied for a humanitarian visa for permanent citizenship to Australia for our adopted daughter...and much to our great distress just received the letter refusing our application. Devastated we are not sure where to turn to pursue the reapplication and be confident of a successful outcome. Given that I’m an Aussie and we don’t really understand nasty racist behavior or cruel physical danger that our daughter is exposed to everyday, I fear although our application was thorough, I may have understated the seriousness of her dilemma and so not given a clear picture of the true urgency of the situation.
Her parents were taken and killed by an outlaw vigilant group and she is completely orphaned and Stateless.
I’d be so grateful or any advice you may have to offer.


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Hello folks.
Iím an Aussie mum and our family has been supporting a beautiful single refugee girl who lives in Kampala in Uganda, and last year we applied for a humanitarian visa for permanent citizenship to Australia for our adopted daughter...and much to our great distress just received the letter refusing our application. Devastated we are not sure where to turn to pursue the reapplication and be confident of a successful outcome. Given that Iím an Aussie and we donít really understand nasty racist behavior or cruel physical danger that our daughter is exposed to everyday, I fear although our application was thorough, I may have understated the seriousness of her dilemma and so not given a clear picture of the true urgency of the situation.
Her parents were taken and killed by an outlaw vigilant group and she is completely orphaned and Stateless.
Iíd be so grateful or any advice you may have to offer.
Hello Lynnybabe and welcome to the forum,
There are dire situations that many people in overseas countries find themselves and though we see some dreadful images on television, we ourselves are fortunate enough to avoid the experiences and will never really know of the full horrors.
I can also imagine that the people doing assessments for humanitarium visas also experience their own horrors of having to decide on which applications get accepted for Australia they'll know that for each one accepted there'll be more than a hundredfold of like people out there and many who have minimal support and who may never have someone from abroad other than volunteers on the ground attempting to have something done for them.

That you're trying to help this girl is to your great credit and I imagine you have attempted to do this through the normal channels.
There was a post a while back of someone in a different position but also a dire situation and it was the first time I had ever looked into the humanitarium visas and you with your experience probably know more than I or I suspect most people who do post on the forum.

All I could suggest is that you attempt to find what organisations are on the ground there and you may have already done that, see if any Australian based groups have any involvement etc., and see if that might help in you getting her situation reviewed by people making the decisions, but they'll still be faced with enormous numbers.
I was just seeing what update news online there is for Uganda and it seems to have been put on the media's back burner with everything else going on around the planet for nothing too recent online and then what there has been in the past is something you do not like to dwell on.

Perhaps even look into the possibility of officially being able to adopt her.
And then on that basis, see if your local member of parliament is able to offer any help but that could be wishful thinking re a refugee visa given the issues that the government has in regard to people coming from the middle east and Sri Lanka by boats.

Just thinking more about it, I'd reckon seeing if adoption is a possibility and then a family visa would be the best bet and an MP may be able to help somewhere in that regard, at least hopefully get some of his staffers working on something more meaningful than they do.





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Hello Lynnybabe and welcome to the forum,
There are dire situations that many people in overseas countries find themselves and though we see some dreadful images on television, we ourselves are fortunate enough to avoid the experiences and will never really know of the full horrors.
I can also imagine that the people doing assessments for humanitarium visas also experience their own horrors of having to decide on which applications get accepted for Australia they'll know that for each one accepted there'll be more than a hundredfold of like people out there and many who have minimal support and who may never have someone from abroad other than volunteers on the ground attempting to have something done for them.



That you're trying to help this girl is to your great credit and I imagine you have attempted to do this through the normal channels.
There was a post a while back of someone in a different position but also a dire situation and it was the first time I had ever looked into the humanitarium visas and you with your experience probably know more than I or I suspect most people who do post on the forum.

All I could suggest is that you attempt to find what organisations are on the ground there and you may have already done that, see if any Australian based groups have any involvement etc., and see if that might help in you getting her situation reviewed by people making the decisions, but they'll still be faced with enormous numbers.
I was just seeing what update news online there is for Uganda and it seems to have been put on the media's back burner with everything else going on around the planet for nothing too recent online and then what there has been in the past is something you do not like to dwell on.

Perhaps even look into the possibility of officially being able to adopt her.
And then on that basis, see if your local member of parliament is able to offer any help but that could be wishful thinking re a refugee visa given the issues that the government has in regard to people coming from the middle east and Sri Lanka by boats.

Just thinking more about it, I'd reckon seeing if adoption is a possibility and then a family visa would be the best bet and an MP may be able to help somewhere in that regard, at least hopefully get some of his staffers working on something more meaningful than they do.
Hello Wanderer, thanks for the welcome and the chat.
Yes we did apply through the normal avenues of Immigration. It wasn't easy as they ask for copious information and getting such details from Africa wasn't easy, however we teased it out and together did our best to remember all we could. We just love her so dearly and would do almost anything to see her out of such danger and living a life of hope here in Australia with us.

Thanks for the hint about other Organisations, I'll be sure to really look into that. And yes I will look into adoption, although I'm not sure how to adopt another adult, she's 22 now. Still it is still worth checking out.
You're right, Ugandan news rarely gets an airing Internationally...I follow their local newspapers and only in the case of a political war or conflict do we get to hear about it in Australia, and then only briefly. However I maybe documenting some facts from the Ugandan Times in order to back up Vicki's truthful claim of persecution and severe racism. It's certainly worth reminding Immigration Australia of the reality of our African friends, particularly a refugee who is an Orphan without any living relatives and one who is stateless and cannot return to her homeland.

And I think that making contact with out local MP is a great idea, with any hope they may be able to shine some light on the situation and advise us on details we may have overlooked, and how awesome would it be if we were to receive some offer of help. Fingers crossed anyway.
Many thanks for your advise Wanderer.
Regards Lynnybabe


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I think Lynnybabe if Vicki is from another country other than Uganda, then that ought to make her a true refugee and you would hope if she has been in contact with the UN refugee camps people they may have records to support your attempts.

I'm not sure what the Australian situation would be in adopting an adult nor what the international law requirements would be but I would hope that it would be allowed and the UN refugee people ought to be able to advise on that too.
Though then as a family member it would not likely be possible because of age to use a straight family dependant visa, there is a remaining relative visa and being stateless and homeless without other relatives, that ought to be possible.





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Gidday Wanderer,
Yes Vicki is Congolese and living in Uganda which does make her truly a refugee, and she is a registered as a refugee UNHCR and I've written to them, but not heard back. So perhaps it's time to rattle some cages...and prompt some recognition. It can only help.

And I will get more information on adoption between adults, that remaining relative visa you mentioned sounds very interesting...but I'll read up thoroughly because I don't want to do anything that will hind our plight. The tricky part of this whole situation is finding the most successful angle to approach Immigration. It's so complex!
Many thanks Wanderer.


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hello Lynnybabe I think wanderer has covered all angles but my prayers are with you and your family.It is hard to imagine what life your daughter has there but not hard to believe.God bless her and keep her safe and bring her home to her family here in Australia


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hi i am pammi.i am living in brisbane i am on student visa.i had problem regarding my marriage ,i marry with hongkong girl and now i am living with her.because i am from india my parents not accept me and my girlfriend last many weeks my parents call me and threat me.they stop sending money for my uni fees or other expenses, they abused me everyday.they said there is no place for me or my girlfriend any more .and same thing with my girlfriend as well her parents not accept her well i am finding a way to solve this problem but now its to late.my parents already sold my all thing.
i am not scare about my self because of my partner i cant take any step..i know i am not capable to get any refugee visa but i want that someone solove my problem that how me and my partner live in australia.we don't have any money at the time because of uni i cnt find a part time job.


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It is an unfortunate situation you find yourself in pammi and I suppose if you rely on your parents for funding, it does mean they do have some control over you and whether or not you want to comply with their expected behaviour it does make it difficult for you not to.
I do not think a family issue such as this will allow you to be successful with a humanitarian visa application and about the best you may be able to do for now is for you and your Gf to put the relationship on hold and get an education if you can make peace with your family and then perhaps on completion of the education that will open further options for you.





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thanks for ur advise really appreciate .well i did my best to solve this problem but the thing is not dnt accept me any more they just want me to come back and marry with some indian asap.i cant live my girlfriend because at this time her parents also dnt want her.if in case i go back then maybe i loss everything well i know this is my personal matter.and nobody can help me for this.but thanks i like someone hired me.


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