A father faces deportation from his country and the loss of his son after an abrupt end of his work sponsorship.
37-year-old Andrea Tindiani, who is an Italian citizen, is a doting dad who moved to Australia with his family in 2012. While he and his wife, Emily, split in 2014, Andrea made temporary arrangements that allowed him to stay with his son Marley.
Initially, the dad had a working holiday visa, whereas his hard work paid off and he received a work sponsorship from his employer in Victoria in 2013.
For more than a decade, Andrea remained in Australia where he worked and accepted the country as his own. Recently, however, his work sponsorship was abruptly ended meaning he now faces deportation over a lack of visa.
Desperate to find a solution, Mr. Tindiani has since applied for a Confirmatory Residence Visa only for his request to be rejected.
“I am reaching out with a heavy heart, to let you know that last week the Tribunal has REFUSED to grant me a Confirmatory Residence visa,” he revealed earlier this month.
“Despite living here for 11 years, having supported thousands of Aussie Men on their transformation journey, being an incredibly committed father to my son Marley, a great ex partner and a good member of my community.”
Speaking to A Current Affair, the dad of 9-year-old Marley revealed that he worked hard for more than a decade only to face deportation from the country he began treating as his own. He also said all other options for staying in the country were already exhausted.
“I have worked hard to build a secure future for my son and our family. Throughout this time, I have gone to great lengths, both financially and emotionally, to navigate the complexities of temporary visas and make sacrifices to be present for Marley despite the uncertainties and obstacles,” Andrea says.
“My son, Marley, deserves his father by his side. I understand the profound importance of this, having grown up without a father myself. Marley shouldn’t have to endure the trauma, hardship, and heartache of losing his father.”
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