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Backlog of SMC resident application

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From: Erin Zheng

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

I would like to request the following information regarding Skilled Migrant Category backlog.

1. May I have the numbers of SMC and WTR applications which are still waiting case officers? Please breakdown the numbers to each month based on the lodgement date from Dec 2018 to July 2020.

2. According to https://mbienz.shinyapps.io/migration_da... there were a total of 4992 WTR and SMC applications accepted in June 2020. Could you please let me know how many of these applications allocated to the general queue and how many of them allocated to the priority queue? And also can I have the numbers for each queue accepted in July?

3. How many applications from the general queues allocated to a case officer during July 2020? How many applications from the priority queue allocated to a case officer during July 2020?

4. May I have the total number of SMC and WTR applications that currently in queue
waiting for a case officer?

5. Will INZ consider to resume EOI before the huge backlog cleared?

Thank you very much

Yours faithfully,

Erin Zheng

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0240

 

Dear Erin,

 

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

 

I would like to request the following information regarding Skilled
Migrant Category backlog.

 

1. May I have the numbers of SMC and WTR applications which are still
waiting case officers? Please breakdown the numbers to each month based on
the lodgement date from Dec 2018 to July 2020.

 

2. According to [1]https://mbienz.shinyapps.io/migration_da...
there were a total of 4992 WTR and SMC applications accepted in June 2020.
Could you please let me know how many of these applications allocated to
the general queue and how many of them allocated to the priority queue?
And also can I have the numbers for each queue accepted in July?

 

3. How many applications from the general queues allocated to a case
officer during July 2020? How many applications from the priority queue
allocated to a case officer during July 2020?

 

4. May I have the total number of SMC and WTR applications that currently
in queue waiting for a case officer?

 

5. Will INZ consider to resume EOI before the huge backlog cleared?

 

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

 

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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:
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and processed accordingly.

 

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Nâku noa, nâ

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

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Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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