Request for information on the process of SMC Visas

Francisco Gomez made this Official Information request to Iain Lees-Galloway

Response to this request is delayed. By law, Iain Lees-Galloway should normally have responded promptly and by (details and exceptions)

From: Francisco Gomez

Dear Iain Lees-Galloway,

I have been advised by an Licensed Immigration Advisor that Immigration New Zealand is implementing an internal prioritization criteria for the allocation of Case Officers to Skilled Migrant Category Visa applications.

If such thing is happening, I would like to ask for information in regards to the specifics requirements to meet such criteria, the reasons of why this new procedures has been implemented and also I would like to ask for information on what is the plan of action for applications already lodged not matching this newly implemented criteria and how these will fit in the new processing schedule.

Thanks for considering my request.

Yours faithfully,

Francisco Gomez.

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From: I Lees-Galloway (MIN)
Iain Lees-Galloway

On behalf of Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Minister of Immigration, Minister for
ACC and Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety thank you for your
email. Please consider this email as an acknowledgement.

Thank you for taking the time to write and please be assured that your
comments will be read by the Minister. However, there may be no further
response to you.

Kind regards,

Office of Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

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From: I Lees-Galloway (MIN)
Iain Lees-Galloway

Good Afternoon,,

We acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated 20 August 2019 for,

I have been advised by an Licensed Immigration Advisor that Immigration New Zealand is implementing an internal prioritization criteria for the allocation of Case Officers to Skilled Migrant Category Visa applications.
If such thing is happening, I would like to ask for
"Information in regards to the specifics requirements to meet such criteria, the reasons of why this new procedures has been implemented and also I would like to ask for information on what is the plan of action for applications already lodged not matching this newly implemented criteria and how these will fit in the new processing schedule."

We received your request on 20 August 2019. We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than being 20 working days after the day your request was received.

If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

If your OIA request requires full or part transfer, we will contact you within the required timeframe.

Yours Sincerely,

Office Hon Iain Lees-Galloway
Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety
Minister of Immigration
Minister for ACC
Deputy Leader of the House | MP for Palmerston North
P: 64 (4) 817 8713
Authorised by Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Wellington

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From: Anna Morton


Attachment OIA 101 Francisco Gomez Extension letter.pdf
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Dear Francisco Gomez

 

Please find attached a letter requesting an extension in relation to your
OIA request.

 

 

Kind Regards

 

 

Anna Morton

Immigration Manager, Health Assessment Team

Senior Business Advisor (Sept-Oct 2019)

Visa Services, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

[1][email address] | Ph : +64 9  928 2314 |+64 27 265 7017

PO Box 76895 |Auckland 2241| New Zealand

NZBN 9429000106078

 

 

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From: I Lees-Galloway (MIN)
Iain Lees-Galloway

Good Afternoon,

I refer to your official information request dated 20 August 2019 for,

I have been advised by an Licensed Immigration Advisor that Immigration New Zealand is implementing an internal prioritization criteria for the allocation of Case Officers to Skilled Migrant Category Visa applications.

If such thing is happening, I would like to ask for information in regards to the specifics requirements to meet such criteria, the reasons of why this new procedures has been implemented and also I would like to ask for information on what is the plan of action for applications already lodged not matching this newly implemented criteria and how these will fit in the new processing schedule.

The OIA requires that we advise you of our decision on your request no later than 20 working days after the day we received your request. Unfortunately, it will not be possible to meet that time limit and we are therefore writing to notify you of an extension of the time to make our decision, to 22 2019.

This extension is necessary because consultations necessary to make a decision on your request are such that a proper response cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit.

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

Yours sincerely,

Office Hon Iain Lees-Galloway
Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety
Minister of Immigration
Minister for ACC
Deputy Leader of the House | MP for Palmerston North
P: 64 (4) 817 8713
Authorised by Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Wellington

Email disclaimer: Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers' portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you'd like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

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