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Essential visa processing times for those who are awaiting a SMC resident visa decision.

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From: wilson pinto

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Could you please provide Essential skills visa processing times from Jan 2020 for those applicants who are currently awaiting SMC resident visa decision. I do not need general essential visa processing times but only for those applications awaiting SMC decisions.

Yours faithfully,
Wilson

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0807

 

Dear Wilson,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 14^th October 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

Could you please provide Essential skills visa processing times from Jan
2020 for those applicants who are currently awaiting SMC resident visa
decision. I do not need general essential visa processing times but only
for those applications awaiting SMC decisions.

 

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: Adam Jones
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Dear Wilson,

Attached is the response to your official information request.

 

Kind regards

Adam Jones

Business Advisor

Border & Visa Operations - Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
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NZBN 9429000106078

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From: wilson pinto

Dear Adam Jones,

Thanks for providing the information. Im a bit surprised that there are only 15 essential applications completed within 35 days. Generally it shouldnt take that long as there is no labour market test, skills match report and no advertising required by the employer for these applications since they are awaiting SMC decision. Since the resumption of visa processing post Covid-19 from May 2020 onwards, essential skills application belonging to the above category have been completing in less than 10 days for some people.

Can you confirm if the timelines which have been provided below relate to those essential applications who have no labour market test, skills match report and no advertising required by the employer and they are onshore applications.

If yes, Could you also provide monthly breakup of these applications since Jan 2020 as of today.

Yours sincerely,

Wilson Pinto

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From: Adam Jones
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Hi Wilson,

Please be aware that processing times relate to when an application was lodged and not when they are allocated to an Immigration Officer for processing. Some of this time will be the applications awaiting allocation in a queue which may account for the smaller number under 35 days. We are unable to report processing times for applications once they are allocated to an Immigration Officer for processing.

I am unable to confirm whether the applicants were onshore or not as well as a monthly breakup.

The follow up question will be logged as an official information request as I will not be able to give you a complete answer.

Kind regards
Adam

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0949

 

Dear Wilson,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 5^th November 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

Can you confirm if the timelines which have been provided below relate to
those essential applications who have no labour market test, skills match
report and no advertising required by the employer and they are onshore
applications. If yes, Could you also provide monthly breakup of these
applications since Jan 2020 as of today.

 

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: Fraser Stretton
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Hi Wilson,

 

Please see the attached letter extending the time available to us to
respond to your recent request for official information.

 

Regards,

Fraser

 

 

Fraser Stretton

SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support – Border & Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address] | +64 4 896 5316

15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand

 

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From: Fraser Stretton
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Hi Wilson,

 

I am emailing regarding your recent request for official information. You
requested:

 

Can you confirm if the timelines which have been provided below relate to
those essential applications who have no labour market test, skills match
report and no advertising required by the employer and they are onshore
applications.

 

If yes, Could you also provide monthly breakup of these applications since
Jan 2020 as of today.

 

Unfortunately, while trying to answer your current request, we found that
our response to your initial request (reference DOIA 2021-0807) contained
an error, and was incorrect. Because your new request is based on our
incorrect response, we cannot answer it in a way that would make sense. We
are very sorry for this mistake.

 

However, we will reopen your initial request, and provide a new, correct
response as soon as possible. Then, if you need any further clarification
based on the correct information, we can answer any questions you have.

Again, we apologise for our earlier error.

 

Regards,

Fraser

 

 

Fraser Stretton

SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support – Border & Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address] | +64 4 896 5316

15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand

 

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