Immigration NZ-The Big Scam: 17 granted residency through alleged ‘paper’ company

john luke made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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From: john luke

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

I noted from the news and IAA decision- The Big Scam: 17 granted residency through alleged ‘paper’ company

https://www.justice.govt.nz/assets/Docum...
https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/1074540...

There are 17 people has been granted residency through alleged ‘paper’ company. I would like to request an update information around what action has INZ taken about that 17 individuals and has their visa been cancel?
Also, I would like to understand what sort of standard process are in place, if someone's visa or RV are obtain by fraud.

Besides that 17 individuals, has INZ had any other cases that people obtain their visa by fraud and what is the outcome of their visas. Can you please provide me with the status in the 2017,2018,2019(to date)?

Yours faithfully,

john luke

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Dear John

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 14 November 2019 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

I noted from the news and IAA decision- The Big Scam: 17 granted residency
through alleged ‘paper’ company

 

[1]https://www.justice.govt.nz/assets/Docum...

[2]https://www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/1074540...

 

There are 17 people has been granted residency through alleged ‘paper’
company. I would like to request an update information around what action
has INZ taken about that 17 individuals and has their visa been cancel?

Also, I would like to understand what sort of standard process are in
place, if someone's visa or RV are obtain by fraud.

 

Besides that 17 individuals, has INZ had any other cases that people
obtain their visa by fraud and what is the outcome of their visas. Can you
please provide me with the status in the 2017,2018,2019(to date)?

 

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 [MBIE request email] or using
the contact details below.

 

Nâku noa, nâ

Ministerial Services

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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

NZBN 9429000106078

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Dear Mr Luke,

 

Please find attached a letter extending the due date for a response to
your Official Information Act request of 14 November 2019.

 

The new due date for a response to your request is no later than 24
December 2019.

 

Kind regards

Martin

 

Martin Prowse

Business Advisor

 

Verification and Compliance, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

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