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Student applying for onshore protection

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Old 02-21-2011, 06:44 AM
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Student applying for onshore protection

Hi there

I would like to share my case with others maybe some one got an idea or an opinion about it

I am an international student studying in sydney and I would like to apply
for a protection visa ..
well my case sounds to be a little bit compicated

i was reading the refugee convention and I found that:
"a person who is not having a nationality, and being outside the country
of his former habitual residence"

well here my case starts

I am a palestinian (stateless person) without a passport.. holding a (lebanese travel document) as we are considered as palestinian refugees in lebanon
for me I was born in Qatar .. a country in the gulf and lived my whole life in Qatar .. so Qatar is the country of my usual residence

Unfortunately I cannot go back to qatar now because the rules there says if you leave the country for more than a year then you need to apply for a new visa .. but for travel document holders is not possible to apply for a new visa
once you lost your temporary residence you will not be able to go back there ..

so now I am being without a nationality and unable to go back to the country of my usual residence .. where my parents are living now so im not able to see my parents as well

do you beleive that I can apply for a protection visa in australia ?

I still can go back to lebanon because im holding a lebanese travel document ..
but lebanon is not my country ,, I havent lived there and I dont know lebanon
I have been there for few times and stayed there for 6 months last year
do they take that into consideration ? I am afraid they say go back to lebanon even though its not my country or country of usual residence

I will see an immigration agent to discuss my case .. just wanted to get few suggestions
hope you understood my english ..

and looking forward for your comments


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Old 02-21-2011, 01:03 PM
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Certainly an interesting state of affairs but given your Lebanese travel document would seem to have been accepted in lieu of a passport and that you had been prepared to reside there rather than continue in Qatar, it may be considered you could return to where you decided to reside.
But best for you to seek an agent and do when seeking one ask if they have experience in the area but it will ultimately be Immi to make a decision.

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