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Current Skilled Migrant Category internal prioritisation and oldest application in the backlog

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From: Junlong

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

I am writing to mainly request for the information below:

1. Could you please provide the current version of the internally set prioritisation criteria for Skilled Migrant Category application? And if there is any link we can follow for the update of this criteria?

2. In this FYI resource (https://fyi.org.nz/request/11454/respons...), I saw the point 3 in the response of Question 1-2, it's mentioned that Offer from Accredited Employer is listed as a priority to be processed.

I wonder who and how I should inform when my employer becomes the Accredited Employer so my application could be prioritised? And after that, how long will it take before my application is allocated to a Case Officer?

3. May I request the oldest SMC application in the backlog as at the time this request is being reviewed?

4. Is there any government meeting notes mentioning that the current internal prioritisation criteria will be taken away, or any changes will be applied to these criteria?

Yours faithfully,

Junlong Wang

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Dear Junlong,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 9 January 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

1. Could you please provide the current version of the internally set
prioritisation criteria for Skilled Migrant Category application? And if
there is any link we can follow for the update of this criteria?

 

2. In this FYI resource
(https://fyi.org.nz/request/11454/respons...),
I saw the point 3 in the response of Question 1-2, it's mentioned that
Offer from Accredited Employer is listed as a priority to be processed.

 

I wonder who and how I should inform when my employer becomes the
Accredited Employer so my application could be prioritised? And after
that, how long will it take before my application is allocated to a Case
Officer?

 

3. May I request the oldest SMC application in the backlog as at the time
this request is being reviewed?

 

4. Is there any government meeting notes mentioning that the current
internal prioritisation criteria will be taken away, or any changes will
be applied to these criteria?

 

Please note that the days from 25 December 2019 to 15 January 2020
(inclusive) are defined as non- working days in the Act and are not
counted in the calculation for the response due date. This will affect the
time period for responding to your request.

 

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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.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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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