BI downgrades Sister Fox’s missionary visa to temporary visitor’s visa
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has downgraded Australian missionary Sister Patricia Fox’s missionary visa to a temporary visitor’s visa.
In an order made public on Friday, Fox was given a temporary visitor status which is valid for 59 days.
BI Spokesperson Dana Krizia Sandoval said that downgrading Fox’s status was necessary since her request for an extension of her missionary visa was denied by the bureau.
“Downgrading reverted her status to a temporary visitor, and she is given 59 days from the day her missionary visa expired, which was September 5,” Sandoval said.
Last July, the BI ordered for the Australian nun’s deportation, which she appealed before the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Sandoval said that the BI “still needs to wait for the decision before acting on her deportation.” She also said that the BI has granted Fox the temporary visitor’s visa without prejudice to the resolution of her appeal before the DOJ on her deportation. /kga
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