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Resumption of EOI for Skilled Migrant Category

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From: Paul Jacques-Mignault

Dear Kris Faafoi,

I am writing to ask what specifically is preventing the reopening of EOIs for the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) visa for onshore applicants, or if you have a date planned for the said reopening, given that:

- Onshore SMC applicants neither pose a health risk nor require quarantine at the border;

- The required permanent job offer above the salary threshold and the local labour market test demonstrate genuine need for our skills in NZ, even in the midst of the current economic uncertainty.

Ngā mihi,

Paul Jacques-Mignault

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From: K Faafoi (MIN)
Kris Faafoi

Kia ora,

On behalf of Hon Kris Faafoi, thank you for your email.

Due to the high volume of enquiries at this time, we will be triaging
issues related to COVID-19 in the first instance.

We appreciate your patience at this time and will get back to you as soon
as we can.

Nga mihi,

Office of Hon Kris Faafoi

Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media,
Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Minister for Government Digital
Services, Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister of Housing
(Public Housing)

Bowen House | Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 |
New Zealand

Authorised by Hon Kris Faafoi MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011

 

 

 

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From: K Faafoi (MIN)
Kris Faafoi

Kia ora,

On behalf of Hon Kris Faafoi, thank you for your email. 

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Thank you for the taking the time to write.

Nga mihi,

 

Office of Hon Kris Faafoi

Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media,
Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Minister for Government Digital
Services,

Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing)

 

Bowen House | Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 |
New Zealand

Authorised by Hon Kris Faafoi MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011

 

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Kris Faafoi


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Good Afternoon

 

We acknowledge receipt of your official information request which we
received today for the following information;

 

              .. what specifically is preventing the reopening of EOIs for
the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) visa for onshore applicants, or if you
have a date planned for the said reopening, given that:

 

- Onshore SMC applicants neither pose a health risk nor require quarantine
at the border;

 

- The required permanent job offer above the salary threshold and the
local labour market test demonstrate genuine need for our skills in NZ,
even in the midst of the current economic uncertainty.

 

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in
any event no later than 20 working days after the day your request was
received.

 

If we are unable to respond to your request within the appropriate
timeframe, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.  If your
OIA request requires full or part transfer, we will contact you within the
required timeframe.

 

Regards

 

 

[1]Crest Office of Hon Kris Faafoi

Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media |

Minister for Government and Digital Services |    

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs |    

Minister of Immigration | Associate Minister of Housing (Public
Housing)

P: 64 (4) 817 8720 | E: [2][Kris Faafoi request email]  

 

Authorised by Hon Kris Faafoi, Wellington

                                                            
                                              

 

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Kris Faafoi


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Dear Paul

 

Please find attached a response to your correspondence.

 

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Office of Hon Kris Faafoi MP

Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Minister of
Commerce and Consumer Affairs,

Minister of Government Digital Services, Associate Minister of Housing
(Public Housing)

Minister of Immigration.

Bowen House | Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 |
New Zealand

 

Authorised by Hon Kris Faafoi MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011

 

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