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Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa - Allocation Timeframes

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From: K Tang

Dear Minister of Immigration,

Based on publicly available information found on the Immigration New Zealand’s website, 90% of Talent (Accredited Employer) resident applications are currently completed within 5 months, but there is no information published for the allocation timeframes. Therefore, it would be appreciated if you can shed some lights on the following questions.

1. What is the length of time from the application lodgement date to the allocation to an immigration officer for 90% of applications under Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa category, based on the data from the last 3 months?
2. What is the length of time from the allocation to an immigration officer to the decision of the application for 90% of applications under Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa category, based on the data from the last 3 months?

Yours faithfully,
K Tang

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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
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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
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Kind regards,

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

Good Afternoon

We acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated 18 February 2020 for the following:

1. What is the length of time from the application lodgement date to the allocation to an immigration officer for 90% of applications under Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa category, based on the data from the last 3 months?
2. What is the length of time from the allocation to an immigration officer to the decision of the application for 90% of applications under Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa category, based on the data from the last 3 months?

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

If we are unable to respond to your request within the appropriate timeframe, 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.

Regards

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 | E: [Iain Lees-Galloway request email]
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 18 February 2020 for:

1. What is the length of time from the application lodgement date to the allocation to an immigration officer for 90% of applications under Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa category, based on the data from the last 3 months?
2. What is the length of time from the allocation to an immigration officer to the decision of the application for 90% of applications under Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa category, based on the data from the last 3 months?

We have transferred your request to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment .

We are required by section 14 of the Official Information Act to transfer your request.

You will hear further from Immigration New Zealand.

Kind regards

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 | E: [Iain Lees-Galloway request email]
Authorised by Hon Iain Lees-Galloway, Wellington

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Ref: 1920-1265

 

Dear K Tang,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 18 February 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“1. What is the length of time from the application lodgement date to the
allocation to an immigration officer for 90% of applications under Talent
(Accredited Employer) Resident Visa category, based on the data from the
last 3 months?

2. What is the length of time from the allocation to an immigration
officer to the decision of the application for 90% of applications under
Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa category, based on the data
from the last 3 months?”

 

Your request has been transferred to the Ministry from the Office Hon Iain
Lees-Galloway on 18 February 2020 and is being processed in accordance
with the Official Information Act 1982. 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][email address] 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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Hi K Tang,

 

Please find attached a letter extending the time available to us to
respond to your recent OIA request.

 

Regards,

Fraser

 

 

Fraser Stretton

SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support – Border & Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address] | +64 4 896 5316

15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand

 

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Good afternoon,

 

As you will be aware, the Prime Minister has announced a COVID-19 alert
system for New Zealand.

 

As a result of this, the response to your Official Information Act request
will be delayed. We will endeavour to provide a response to you as soon as
possible once the situation has stabilised.

In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate your
understanding.

 

If you no longer require this information, please let us know via this
email address.

 

Kind regards,

Ministerial Services

Engagement, Communications and Ministerial Services

Email: [1][email address]

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From: Penny Hazlett

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Due to COVID 19 the Ministry of Employment Innovation and Business (the
Ministry) has closed and all staff, who are able, are working from home.

 

Your request that was received by the Ministry on 20 March 2020 has been
re-allocated to me to work on.

 

Before I assess as to the current state of the request, I need to ensure
that you are eligible to make such a request as per section 12 of the
Official Information Act 1982, i.e. you are a New Zealand citizen, New
Zealand permanent resident or in New Zealand.  I have pasted the relevant
section of the Act as well as the relevant web link at the bottom of this
email.

 

Action

I need you to provide confirmation that you meet this section of the OIA. 
This can be in the form of:

·       New Zealand citizen - a copy of your passport;

·       New Zealand Permanent Resident - a copy of your passport and a
copy of your residence visa; or

·       In New Zealand - evidence of your New Zealand residential address
(e.g. rental agreements, etc.) and a copy of your passport. 

 

If you do not wish to provide this information via the fyi website, then
please email me directly at the below email.  Noted – please remove the
brackets from the below address:

penny(.)hazlett(@)mbie(.)govt(.)nz

 

It would be appreciated if you could provide this as soon as possible or
by 12pm Monday 30 March 2020 (NZ time) at the latest. If I do not hear
from you by this time, then your request will be closed and no further
action will be taken.

 

 

Regards

 

Penny Hazlett
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR, OPERATIONS SUPPORT

Border and Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

[1][email address] |
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand 

 

 

Section 12

[2]http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/publi...

 

Requests for access to official information

 

12 Requests

 

(1) Any person, being—

 

(a) a New Zealand citizen; or

 

(b) a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

 

(c) a person who is in New Zealand; or

 

(d) a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

 

(e) a body corporate which is incorporated outside New Zealand but which 
has a place of business in New Zealand,—

 

may request a department or Minister of the Crown or organisation to make
 available to him or it any specified official information.

 

 

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From: Penny Hazlett

Dear Sir/Madam

 

You have not responded to the below email that requests confirmation to
support that you are able to make such a request as per section 12 of the
Official Information Act 1982.

 

Your request is now closed.

 

Regards

 

Penny Hazlett

SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR, OPERATIONS SUPPORT

Border & Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address] | Telephone: +64 4 896 5378|

Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand

 

From: Penny Hazlett
Sent: Friday, 27 March 2020 11:30 AM
To: '[FOI #12261 email]'
<[FOI #12261 email]>
Subject: DOIA 1920-1265 [UNCLASSIFIED]

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam

 

Due to COVID 19 the Ministry of Employment Innovation and Business (the
Ministry) has closed and all staff, who are able, are working from home.

 

Your request that was received by the Ministry on 20 March 2020 has been
re-allocated to me to work on.

 

Before I assess as to the current state of the request, I need to ensure
that you are eligible to make such a request as per section 12 of the
Official Information Act 1982, i.e. you are a New Zealand citizen, New
Zealand permanent resident or in New Zealand.  I have pasted the relevant
section of the Act as well as the relevant web link at the bottom of this
email.

 

Action

I need you to provide confirmation that you meet this section of the OIA. 
This can be in the form of:

·       New Zealand citizen - a copy of your passport;

·       New Zealand Permanent Resident - a copy of your passport and a
copy of your residence visa; or

·       In New Zealand - evidence of your New Zealand residential address
(e.g. rental agreements, etc.) and a copy of your passport. 

 

If you do not wish to provide this information via the fyi website, then
please email me directly at the below email.  Noted – please remove the
brackets from the below address:

penny(.)hazlett(@)mbie(.)govt(.)nz

 

It would be appreciated if you could provide this as soon as possible or
by 12pm Monday 30 March 2020 (NZ time) at the latest. If I do not hear
from you by this time, then your request will be closed and no further
action will be taken.

 

 

Regards

 

Penny Hazlett
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR, OPERATIONS SUPPORT

Border and Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

[2][email address] |
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand 

 

 

Section 12

[3]http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/publi...

 

Requests for access to official information

 

12 Requests

 

(1) Any person, being—

 

(a) a New Zealand citizen; or

 

(b) a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

 

(c) a person who is in New Zealand; or

 

(d) a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

 

(e) a body corporate which is incorporated outside New Zealand but which 
has a place of business in New Zealand,—

 

may request a department or Minister of the Crown or organisation to make
 available to him or it any specified official information.

 

 

[4]www.govt.nz - your guide to finding and using New Zealand government
services

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