Status of Partnership based Visa applications submitted between Dec 2018 and Mar 2019 at INZ Mumbai

Jacob Bobby E made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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From: Jacob Bobby E

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Could you kindly provide the following information regarding partnership based visa applications processed by INZ Mumbai?

1. Total number of partnership based visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai. Please provide numbers for each month.
2. Of the total number of partnership based visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai, how many have been processed as of today? Please provide numbers for each month.
3. Total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai. Please provide numbers for each month.
4. Of the total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai, how many have been processed as of today? Please provide numbers for each month.
5. The exact date until which partnership based visa application processing has completed.
6. Total number of trained immigration officers available in INZ Mumbai to handle partnership based visa applications, as of today.
7. Do you have plans to increase the number of immigration officers that will handle partnership applications currently handled by INZ Mumbai?

Please provide data for different categories of partnership visas separately. Please do not provide consolidated data.

Yours faithfully,

Jacob Bobby E

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Dear Jacob,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 7^th September 2019 requesting under the
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“Could you kindly provide the following information regarding partnership
based visa applications processed by INZ Mumbai?

 

1. Total number of partnership based visa applications received in
December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai. Please
provide numbers for each month.

2. Of the total number of partnership based visa applications received in
December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai, how many
have been processed as of today? Please provide numbers for each month.

3. Total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications
received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai.
Please provide numbers for each month.

4. Of the total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa
applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019
by INZ Mumbai, how many have been processed as of today? Please provide
numbers for each month.

5. The exact date until which partnership based visa application
processing has completed.

6. Total number of trained immigration officers available in INZ Mumbai to
handle  partnership based visa applications, as of today.

7. Do you have plans to increase the number of immigration officers that
will handle partnership applications currently handled by INZ Mumbai?

 

Please provide data for different categories of partnership visas
separately. Please do not provide consolidated data.”

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course. If you have any enquiries regarding
your request feel free to contact us via email [1][MBIE request email] or
using the contact details below.

 

 

Nâku noa, nâ,

 

 

Katie Wellington

MANAGER, MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

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From: Aurora Tang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Jacob,

 

We would like to send this email to clarify below information that you
have requested under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the
following:

 

“5. The exact date until which partnership based visa application
processing has completed.”

 

Please provide your clarification by 13th September 2019 to help us
understand your request.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

Aurora Tang

SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR (ACTING)

 

Operations Support, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

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Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

 

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From: Jacob Bobby E

Dear Aurora Tang,

Apologies for not wording it clearly.

I would like to know the date until which partnership based visa applications have completed processing. For eg: You have completed processing all partnership applications received until 5th January 2019. All the pending applications, as of today, were received after 5th January 2019.

Hope this makes it clear.

Yours sincerely,

Jacob Bobby E

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From: Aurora Tang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Hello Jacob,

Thanks for your prompt response and clarification. Much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Aurora Tang
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR (ACTING)

Operations Support, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

[email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 901 1078
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

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From: Aurora Tang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Hello Jacob,

This email is to further clarify with you for below questions, after talk to the data team:

1. Total number of partnership based visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai. Please provide numbers for each month.
- Our interpretation of this question is: Total number of partnership based visa applications tendered (not only accepted, but including Return Failure Lodgement) in December 2018,.....

2. Of the total number of partnership based visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai, how many have been processed as of today? Please provide numbers for each month.
- Our interpretation of this question is: Of total number of partnership based visa applications tendered (not only accepted, but including Return Failure Lodgement) in December 2018,.....by INZ Mumbai, how many have been completed (include approve, decline and withdrawn) as of 7 Sep 2019

3. Total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai. Please provide numbers for each month.
- Our interpretation of this question is: Total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications tendered (not only accepted, but including Return Failure Lodgement) in December 2018,....

4. Of the total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai, how many have been processed as of today? Please provide numbers for each month.
- Our interpretation of this question is: Of total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications tendered (not only accepted, but including Return Failure Lodgement) in December 2018,.....by INZ Mumbai, how many have been completed (include approve, decline and withdrawn) as of 7 Sep 2019.

5. The exact date until which partnership based visa application processing has completed. You further clarified that you would like to know the date until which partnership based visa applications have completed processing. For eg: INZ Mumbai have completed processing all partnership applications received until 5th January 2019. All the pending applications, as of today, were received after 5th January 2019.
- From your clarification that has been provided, do you mean that you would like to know what's the oldest application is currently on hand (in the assessment). However, please note some applications could be assessment and completed very quickly, and some applications could last for months depends on the provided supporting evidences. For example, an application received (and accepted) in year 2017 which possible still in the process/assessment waiting for the decision of the sponsor partner's visa application to be made, but applications received (and accepted) after year 2017, which might be already completed. Would you please check and confirm your request? Thanks

Please kindly check above and advise if our interpretation of your requests are correct.

Kind regards,

Aurora Tang
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR (ACTING)

Operations Support, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

[email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 901 1078
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

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From: Jacob Bobby E

Dear Aurora Tang,

Please find below my clarifications to your queries:

1. Total number of partnership based visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai. Please provide numbers for each month.

- I will just need Total number of partnership based visa applications accepted (not including Return Failure Lodgement).

2. Of the total number of partnership based visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai, how many have been processed as of today? Please provide numbers for each month.

- I require the total number of partnership based visa applications accepted (not including Return Failure Lodgement), including approved, declined and withdrawn) as of today or the latest date possible.

3. Total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai. Please provide numbers for each month.

- I will just need Total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications accepted (not including Return Failure Lodgement).

4. Of the total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications received in December 2018, January, February and March 2019 by INZ Mumbai, how many have been processed as of today? Please provide numbers for each month.

- I require the total number of Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications accepted (not including Return Failure Lodgement), including approved, declined and withdrawn) as of today or the latest date possible.

5. The exact date until which partnership based visa application processing has completed. You further clarified that you would like to know the date until which partnership based visa applications have completed processing. For eg: INZ Mumbai have completed processing all partnership applications received until 5th January 2019. All the pending applications, as of today, were received after 5th January 2019.

- Frankly, I did not expect the oldest application on hand to be older than December 2018. That's quite a shock, so I will rephrase and refine this question so it will become slightly easier for you and useful for me - From among the Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa applications that INZ Mumbai has received in the month of February 2019, until which date have they completed allocating to an Immigration Officer?.

-So for your convenience, I have limited the scope of this query to applications received between 1 February 2019 until 28 February 2019, as I do not have any need for data from 2017/2018. I have also limited the query to "Partner of a New Zealander visitor visa" applications received by INZ Mumbai. So within February 2019, which is the oldest (earliest date) application on hand and until which date (latest date) has INZ Mumbai completed allocating such applications to an Immigration Officer? I will just need the dates, not the application details.

Hope this clarifies your queries.

Yours sincerely,

Jacob Bobby E

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From: Aurora Tang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Hello Jacob,

Well received your further clarification.

Just a quick note that withdrawn decision mentioned below only refer to 'withdrawn with no fee refunded'

Thanks for your attention and we are continually working on your requests.

Kind regards,

Aurora Tang
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR (ACTING)

Operations Support, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

[email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 901 1078
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

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