Information regarding onshore processing of Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa

G L Mallon made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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From: G L Mallon

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Can you please advise:
- The number of outstanding onshore Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa requests yet to be allocated to a Case officer.

- The oldest date of outstanding onshore Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa requests yet to be allocated to a Case officer.

- The amount of onshore Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa requests that have been allocated to Case Officers since the start of May 2020.

- How do you prioritize onshore Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa compared with the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC), and Residence from Work Category (RFW) Resident Visas. I have read and understand Immigration Instructions at A16.1 which sets out the priority criteria for residence class visas and also the different tiers of priority for residence processing. However, A16.1 does not directly state where Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa falls in priority when compared with SMC & RFW.

Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,

G L Mallon

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0172

 

Dear G L Mallon,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 15 July 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

Can you please advise:

- The number of outstanding onshore Partner of a New Zealander Resident
Visa requests yet to be allocated to a Case officer.

 

- The oldest date of outstanding onshore Partner of a New Zealander
Resident Visa requests yet to be allocated to a Case officer.

 

- The amount of onshore Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa requests
that have been allocated to Case Officers since the start of May 2020.

 

- How do you prioritize onshore Partner of a New Zealander Resident Visa
compared with the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC), and Residence from Work
Category (RFW) Resident Visas. I have read and understand Immigration
Instructions at A16.1 which sets out the priority criteria for residence
class visas and also the different tiers of priority for residence
processing. However, A16.1 does not directly state where Partner of a New
Zealander Resident Visa falls in priority when compared with SMC & RFW.

 

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

Dear G L Mallon

 

Thank you for your email of 15 July 2020.

 

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

 

Any person, being

a New Zealand citizen; or

 a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

 a person who is in New Zealand; or

a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

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.  Any supporting
information can  be provided confidentially to me via email.

 

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

 

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

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From: G L Mallon

Dear Dongrui Pang,

Thank you for your time on the phone and confirming the request would be able to be progressed.

Yours sincerely,

G L Mallon

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