Interviews with asylum seekers from certain countries to be dropped in bid to speed up process
Department of Justice to also consider using online questionnaires and virtual interviews as part of a technology overhaul of the asylum application system
The Department of Justice is foregoing interviews for some asylum seekers and exploring the possibility of automating parts of the international protection process in a bid to reduce the time it takes for decisions to be made.
The International Protection Office (IPO) has in recent months been identifying more applications that can proceed without an interview, with such cases coming from countries including Afghanistan, Somalia and Eritrea.
Part of the determination for cases from these ...