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From: Arthur

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Good afternoon, I am writing this letter to enquire the SMC visa progress; I am a work visa holder working in New Zealand now, and I have applied for the resident visa, I am fully aware that currently, INZ is facing great pressure due to huge amount of applications. I do also appreciate all the work INZ has been doing on solving the backlog of SMC visa. However, I was wondering if I could have your assistance in about the data of SMC as follows.

1 What is the oldest application still waiting for allocating a case officer?

2 On average, how many applications are assigned to a case officer each week, from August?

3 From the oldest application to 11 June 2019. How many applications are still waiting for allocating? Could you list the data by onshore and offshore respectively?

4 How many priority applications and non-priority applications are processed every week?

Looking forward to hearing from you and thank you for your time and help.

Yours faithfully,

Arthur

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0647

 

Dear Arthur,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 18 September 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

1 What is the oldest application still waiting for allocating a case
officer?

 

2 On average, how many applications are assigned to a case officer each
week, from August?

 

3 From the oldest application to 11 June 2019. How many applications are
still waiting for allocating? Could you list the data by onshore and
offshore respectively?

 

4 How many priority applications and non-priority applications are
processed every week?

 

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:
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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

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From: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Arthur

 

I’m writing in regard to your request under the Official Information Act
1982 (the OIA):

 

4.      How many priority applications and non-priority applications are
processed every week?

 

Please clarify what you mean by ‘processed’, do you mean ‘allocated’ or
‘decision made’?

 

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: Arthur

Dear Dongrui Pang,

I am so sorry for the misleading. I want to get the information about the decision made. I can find the decision made data from data explorer, but it can't be divided by priority applications and non-priority applications. If you could give me the information I would be so appreciated for your help.

Yours sincerely,

Arthur

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From: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Thanks Arthur, could you also please define the data range for this question? For example: from 1/1/2020 to 'as of today'?

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: Arthur

Dear Dongrui Pang,

Could you please assort the data from 1st June to today, 24th Sep? Thank you so much.

Yours sincerely,

Arthur

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From: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


Attachment 0647 extension letter.docx
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Dear Arthur

Please find attached extension letter to your request under the OIA.

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: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Dear Arthur

 

Please find attached our response letter to your OIA request.

 

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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