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Anatomy of an Immigration Officer: The Subtle Art of Reading Your Case Officer’s Mind

“I probably have mildly sociopathic tendencies” – Christopher Levingston, former Immigration officer The Immigration Department is pretty fond of ethnic (and other) profiling. Immigration officers analyse the behaviours of past visa applicants and visa holders to predict future visa applicant/holder behaviour.  And they adjust their requirements and scrutiny accordingly.    So, we thought we’d turn the […]

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  • February 26, 2019

Should I Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth?

Is honesty really, like mum said, the best policy?  Where’s the harm in the occasional white lie? It can save the feelings of your significant other if you’re ever asked that godforsaken question: “How do I look?” It might score you a mental health day, if you suddenly and mysteriously develop a 24-hour bug on the day you […]

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  • February 12, 2019

Is Big Immigration Watching You?

It can feel like you’re being bombarded daily with alarming news stories of “Big Brother” surveillance and data breaches.   Google reading email.  Facebook selling data for profit.  Wikileaks spying on government spying on the rest of us.  But what does this have to do with immigration and visa applications?   So much. So much, in fact, that if you’re going […]

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  • February 4, 2019