Brisbane man, deported to Chile, to be given second chance

AUSTRALIAN-raised Ricardo Bolvaran, deported to Chile last year, should soon be on his way home following confirmation the Brisbane man's appeal against the revocation of his visa was successful.

Mr Bolvaran, who had spent 41 of his 42 years in Australia, received a letter from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on Monday (Chilean time) informing him of its decision.

"You were invited to ask for revocation of the original decision and you made representations to the decision-maker about why the original decision should be revoked," a DIBP case officer says in the letter.

"After consideration of your response, the decision-maker has decided to revoke the original decision to cancel your visa.

"S501CA(5) of the Migration Act provides that if the decision to cancel your visa is revoked the original decision is taken not to have been made."

Brisbane Times