Regarding Parents Residency Visa

A KS made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Response to this request is delayed. By law, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment should normally have responded promptly and by (details and exceptions)

From: A KS

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Could you advise

1:- The EOI selection for the parents residency visa was scheduled to start in May 2020 but the selection process was suspended. Please tell by when is it expected to resume?

2:Since March 1 2020 --Any advice,recommendations, briefings, documents, emails, aide memoir, and/or cabinet papers, provided by MBIE or INZ to the Hon. Minister of Immigration and/or the Minister's office in regards to the Parents residency visa .
Please provide complete documents not just the list of documents. If complete documents cannot be shared please provide the the list of the titles.

3:- Regarding parents residency visa , Is MBIE/INZ currently working on any advice/recommendation or any work which is yet to be submitted to Hon. Minister of Immigration/Ministry?.
For Point 3, If the answer is yes and it is possible under law, please provide the basic info ( like what the work is about , title etc. ) as I can understand it may still be a work in progress and hence, documents cannot be shared by MBIE yet.

Thanks

Yours faithfully,

A KS

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For Point 1 . can you share the official document or the order which led to the suspension of EOI selection

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0059

 

Dear A KS,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 3 July 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

Could you advise

 

1:- The EOI selection for the parents residency visa was scheduled to
start in May 2020 but the selection process was suspended. Please tell by
when is it expected to resume?

 

2:Since March 1 2020 --Any advice,recommendations, briefings, documents,
emails, aide memoir, and/or cabinet papers, provided by MBIE or INZ to the
Hon. Minister of Immigration and/or the Minister's office in regards to
the Parents residency visa .

Please provide complete documents not just the list of documents. If
complete documents cannot be shared please provide the the list of the
titles.

 

3:- Regarding parents residency visa , Is MBIE/INZ currently working on
any advice/recommendation or any work which is yet to be submitted to Hon.
Minister of Immigration/Ministry?.

For Point 3, If the answer is yes and it is possible under law, please
provide the basic info ( like what the work is about , title etc. ) as I
can understand it may still be a work in progress and hence, documents
cannot be shared by MBIE yet.

 

 

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: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear A KS

 

Thank you for your request. In order that I can determine your eligibility
to make a request under the Official Information Act 1982 (section 12,
copied below), please confirm and provide evidence that you fall into one
of the following categories:

(a) a New Zealand citizen; or

(b) a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

(c) a person who is in New Zealand;

 

If you do not wish to provide this evidence via the FYI website, you can
email it to me directly by entering my name into the following email
format: firstname[DOT]lastname@mbie[DOT]govt[DOT]nz

 

Please provide this information by 21 July 2020.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Anna McLachlan

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Immigration New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[email address]

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

 

Extract from the Official Information Act 1984:

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: A KS

Dear Anna McLachlan,

Today, I have emailed you the proofs for my eligibility to raise an OIA

Yours sincerely,

A KS

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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Thank you for your email.

 

My working hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm. I will
respond to your email as soon as I am able to.

 

For general enquiries, please contact our Immigration Contact Centre on
0508 55 88 55.

 

Kind regards

 

Anna McLachlan

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

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: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear A KS

Thank you I can confirm receipt of your eligibility evidence. I will respond to your OIA request as soon as I am able.

Kind regards

Anna McLachlan
BUSINESS ADVISOR

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

[email address]
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


Attachment 2021 0059 OIA extension letter.pdf
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Dear A KS

Please find attached a letter relating to your Official Information Request.

Kind regards

Anna McLachlan
BUSINESS ADVISOR

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

[email address]
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

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