The group which declined to identify themselves told this paper last night that they have been a victim of the tough measures undertaken by the Australian high commission in granting visa.
The group which planned to travel to Australia on business trip last month said they applied last month but their applications continued to be turned down.
They claimed the Papua New Guinea (PNG) based office continue to ask them for more documents and requirements.
"After we submit them one requirement they asked for further requirements and we comply, yet our application were turned down," they said.
Worst still the lodgement fee were not refunded, they said.
The group said as a result their trip was cancelled and they were disappointed because they have spent so much money.
The group intend reapply.
The tough measures had forced the group to question why the Australian government have to move the visa processing office from Honiara to Port Moresby while there is an Australian high commissioner in Honiara.
"This is very disappointing for many people who want to travel overseas," the group's spokesperson said.
A lot of people have been victim of the strict visa processing procedures.
Some of them wanted to visit their loved ones or visit their sick relatives but could not due to such strict measures.
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