09 February 2009
Young Hobart student facing deportation from Australia
A 13-year-old Hobart teenager is facing deportation from Australia after the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) rejected his application for permanent residency last year, reports The Mercury.
Buddhaholy Siu, who was born in Hobart, moved to Canada with his mother before he could become an Australian citizen. After being removed from his mother's care and moved back to Hobart, the boy is now facing troubles getting his permanent Australian visa application approved by DIAC.
An immigration lawyer is preparing an appeal on behalf of Buddhaholy for the Minister of Immigration and Citizenship Chris Evans. The appeal will be ready for the Minister within days and will be the final appeal for his permanent residency.
The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with emigrating to Australia.