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Total number of application held in Non-priority queue of SMC(02/2019-03/2019)

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From: Elena Yu

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

I am writing to request the number of applications that are currently held in the non-priority queue under the SMC, which lodgement dates are from 1st Feb 2019 to 15th March 2019.

Regarding the definition of an offshore application, does it mean the applicant is currently not in New Zealand or just those application were submitted in offshore?

I can confirm that I both work and live in NZ currently. Many thanks!

Yours faithfully,

Elena Yu

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0477

 

Dear Elena,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 1^st September 2020 requesting under the
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

                                             “ I am writing to request the
number of applications that are currently held in the non-priority queue
under the SMC, which lodgement dates are from 1st Feb 2019 to 15th March
2019.

 

   Regarding the definition of an offshore application, does it mean the
applicant is currently not in New Zealand or just those application were
submitted in offshore?”

 

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 Elena Yu

In order that I can confirm your eligibility  to make a request under the
Official Information Act 1982 (OIA, see section 12), please 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;

 

Please provide this information by 9 September 2020. 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

 

In addition, I am writing to clarify your request. Please note that
Immigration New Zealand does not have a specific Skilled Migrant Category
(SMC) queue but one for skilled residence applications, which includes SMC
and Resident from Work (RFW) applications.

 

In relation to the first point of your request can you confirm that your
request will be satisfied if we provide: The number of applications that
are currently held in the non-priority skilled residence queue, with
lodgement dates between 1st Feb 2019 to 15th March 2019 (inclusive)?

 

Any clarification or amendment of an OIA request is considered to be a new
request for the purpose of calculating the maximum statutory timeframe for
response in line with section 15(1AA) of the OIA.

 

If you have any questions you can contact me.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Anna McLachlan

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Immigration New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address]

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

 

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From: Elena Yu

Dear Anna McLachlan,

I would like to clarify my request that could you please reply to me that the number of applications that
are currently held in the non-priority skilled residence queue, with lodgement dates between 15th Feb 2019 to 15th March 2019 (inclusive), onshore and offshore both? Many thanks!

Yours sincerely,

Elena Yu

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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Thank you for your email.

 

My working hours are Monday, Tuesday, 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

 

[1][email address]

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

 

 

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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Elena

Thank you for your email. Yes I will provide a breakdown of onshore versus offshore applications.

Kind regards

Anna McLachlan
BUSINESS ADVISOR

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

[email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 897 5133
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

My working hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm

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From: Elena Yu

Dear Anna McLachlan,

I see the case officer allocation has moved forward since my last request, I would update my question: could you please provide me with the number of applications that are currently held in the non-priority skilled residence queue, with lodgement dates between 1st March 2019 to 15th March 2019 (inclusive), onshore and offshore both?

Yours sincerely,

Elena Yu

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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Thank you for your email.

 

My working hours are Monday, Tuesday, 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

 

[1][email address]

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

 

 

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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Elena

 

In line with section 15(1AA) of the Official Information Act, we will be
treating this amendment to your request as a new request. This is because
we have already gathered the data to answer your previous request and the
amendment is such that we will need to gather different data to respond.

 

Can you confirm whether you still want me to proceed with your previous
request? If not, I can close your previous request off. Please respond by
22 September 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

 

My working hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm

 

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0639

 

Dear Elena,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 16 September 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

I see the case officer allocation has moved forward since my last request,
I would update my question: could you please provide me with the number of
applications that are currently held in the non-priority skilled residence
queue, with lodgement dates between 1st March 2019 to 15th March 2019
(inclusive), onshore and offshore both?

 

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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services

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From: Elena Yu

Dear Ministerial Services,

Please close my previous request off, I would follow up the new request, cheers!

Yours sincerely,

Elena Yu

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