Request for Information on Parent Residency Visa

A KS 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: A KS

Dear Iain Lees-Galloway,

My question is regarding Parent residency visa which is temporarily on hold for EOI selection.

In other OIA request , MBIE informed that the "Information about the future of the category has not yet been taken to the Cabinet for final approval"

Here's the link to OIA request response by MBIE

https://fyi.org.nz/request/10624-parents...

I have following two questions :-

1:- Firstly, could you please tell what is the planned/ tentative date/month when the information will be/expected to be presented to the cabinet for final approval.

2: Secondly, would you like to provide any other update on status/progress on this visa category issue?

3:- Thirdly, would you like to provide any other update related to any changes for parents and grandparents long term visitor visa?

Thank you in anticipation.

Yours faithfully,

A KS

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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 26 August 2019 for,

My question is regarding Parent residency visa which is temporarily on hold for EOI selection. In other OIA request , MBIE informed that the "Information about the future of the category has not yet been taken to the Cabinet for final approval"
Here's the link to OIA request response by MBIE https://fyi.org.nz/request/10624-parents...
I have following two questions :-
1:- Firstly, could you please tell what is the planned/ tentative date/month when the information will be/expected to be presented to the cabinet for final approval.
2: Secondly, would you like to provide any other update on status/progress on this visa category issue?
3:- Thirdly, would you like to provide any other update related to any changes for parents and grandparents long term visitor visa?

We received your request on 26 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: I Lees-Galloway (MIN)
Iain Lees-Galloway

Good afternoon,

I refer to your official information request dated 2 September 2019 for,

My question is regarding Parent residency visa which is temporarily on hold for EOI selection. In other OIA request , MBIE informed that the "Information about the future of the category has not yet been taken to the Cabinet for final approval"
Here's the link to OIA request response by MBIE https://fyi.org.nz/request/10624-parents...
I have following two questions :-
1:- Firstly, could you please tell what is the planned/ tentative date/month when the information will be/expected to be presented to the cabinet for final approval.
2: Secondly, would you like to provide any other update on status/progress on this visa category issue?
3:- Thirdly, would you like to provide any other update related to any changes for parents and grandparents long term visitor visa?

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 7 October 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.

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From: A KS

Dear I Lees-Galloway (MIN),

Thanks for your reply
I’m looking forward to hearing from you by oct 7,2019 as mentioned by you

Yours sincerely,

A KS

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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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