Federal Court. IMMI 17/016 specified that applications for a Aged Dependent Relative (Class BU) visa had to be made by post or "delivered by courier service". Did the delivery by an employee of the Appellant's law firm satisfy the latter requirement? Or was it necessary for the delivery to be made by a private company that provides courier delivery services, with the result that the application delivered by that employe was invalid?
Some of the questions to the Federal Court (FCA) were as follows:
Question 1: Did the delivery by an employee of the Appellant's law firm satisfy the requirement that the application be "delivered by courier service"?
Question 2: Would personal delivery by a visa applicant satisfy the requirement that the application be "delivered by courier service"?
The FCA answered those questions as follows:
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