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A new step-by-step video guide – providing submissions and documents in searchable PDF format has been created to assist representatives with compiling PDF searchable submissions for migration and refugee cases in accordance with the COVID-19 Special Measures Practice Direction.

The COVID-19 Special Measures Practice Direction - Migration and Refugee provides guidance for lodging documents prior to hearing (paragraphs 6.11-6.13). According to the Practice Direction, if the applicant has a representative, to the extent possible, the documents should be in searchable PDF format with:

  • each document given a separate number
  • each page numbered sequentially
  • an index with the pagination set out and links to each document.

The tutorial video provides an easy-to-follow guide to assist representatives in collating PDF searchable submissions and documents in compliance with the practice direction.