54-year-old Paul Henwood moved to Australia on a state-sponsored business owner visa and bought a café for $800,000 in 2015 which currently employs seven workers. He has now been told he would be deported after his application for permanent residency was declined.
Mr Henwood’s original state-sponsored visa was running out on 19th September. On 13thSeptember, he sent his paperwork to immigration’s Adelaide office for processing. But he did so by Express Post instead of using a courier.
“I went to a post office and asked my documents to be sent to Adelaide via courier so that they reach Adelaide the next day. I was directed to express post which is the next day service,” Mr Henwood told SBS Punjabi.
He said his application was declined as it wasn’t sent via courier.