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From: Kuljinder Singh

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Greeting for the day.

My question relates to Immigration.

I would like to know, Against how many application from non priority category are allocating to Case officers against priority applications.

Have goverment or INZ made any set process to allocate appications Such as Priority appications Vis-a-vis non Priority applications?

If so, then what is that?

If not, then on what basis applications are getting allocated?

Also, I would like to have an update on date of submission of Last SMC file which was allocated to Case officer from both Priority and Non- Priority Que's.

The total number of Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) residence applications that currently in queue waiting for a case officer?

How many SMC applications are with Case officers?

How many case officers working on SMC files?

Thanks for considering my request and giving me your valuble time.

Yours faithfully,

Kuljinder Singh

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 1920-1684

 

Dear Kuljinder,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 30 May 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

I would like to know, Against how many application from non priority
category are allocating to Case officers against priority applications.

 

Have goverment or INZ made any set process to allocate appications Such as
Priority appications Vis-a-vis non Priority applications?

 

If so, then what is that?

 

If not, then on what basis applications are getting allocated?

 

Also, I would like to have an update on date of submission of Last SMC
file which was allocated to Case officer from both Priority and Non-
Priority Que's.

 

The total number of Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) residence applications
that currently in queue waiting for a case officer?

 

How many SMC applications are with Case officers?

 

How many case officers working on SMC files?

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course.

 

Please note, due to ongoing COVID-19 response work, requests are currently
being triaged and those relating to Covid-19 processed as a priority.
Remaining requests are being assessed as per the Ombudsman’s guidance
(which can be found here:
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/news/chief-ombudsmans-statement-official-information-response-times-during-covid-19-emergency)
and processed accordingly.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding your request, or its urgency, feel
free to contact us via email at [2][MBIE request email].

 

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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From: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Hi Kuljinder,

 

We have received your request for official information on 30/05/2020.

Under the Official Information Act 1982 requests can only be made by;
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 of 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.

From the information you have provided in your request it is unclear that
you are entitled to make an Official Information Act request.

Before we can proceed with your request you will need to provide evidence
that you are entitled to make a request. If you do not wish to provide
this information via the FYI website, you can email me directly at
DongruiDOTPangATmbieDOTgovtDOTnz (please note you need to use the standard
email format i.e. replace the words DOT and AT with symbols when sending
me the email. It is written this way as FYI website automatically hides
email addresses).

If you have not provided suitable evidence within 3 working days, we will
treat your request as general correspondence and will respond accordingly.

Could you please also elaborate and clarify your questions:

 

Have goverment or INZ made any set process to allocate appications Such as
Priority appications Vis-a-vis non Priority applications? If so, then what
is that? If not, then on what basis applications are getting allocated?  

 

Do you want to know the criteria of priority SMC applications?

 

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

Dongrui Pang

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 8965320

[2]www.immigration.govt.nz

 

NZBN 9429000106078

 

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From: Kuljinder Singh

Dear Dongrui Pang,

I am work visa holder in New zealand, Working in New Zealand and staying in Nz for last 3 years.

Regarding Question:- I would like to know, Like we have 100 application im Priority list and 1000 in non priority , Now what number of application from Priority que will be allocated to Immigration officer first against Non-Priority application.

Yours sincerely,

Kuljinder Singh

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From: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Hi Kuljinder

Thanks for your reply. Your clarification sounds like further explanation of question 1, therefore we will answer that along with question1.
I'll get in touch again when a response to your request is ready.

Kind regards

Dongrui Pang
BUSINESS ADVISOR

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

[email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 8965320
www.immigration.govt.nz

NZBN 9429000106078

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From: Kuljinder Singh

Dear Dongrui Pang,

No wirries, will be waiting for it

Yours sincerely,

Kuljinder Singh

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From: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Hi Kuljinder

I'm writing to let you know that we're working on your request under the OIA but an extension is required. Please refer to the attached letter.

Thank you

Dongrui Pang
BUSINESS ADVISOR

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

[email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 8965320
www.immigration.govt.nz

NZBN 9429000106078

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