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From: T. Zhang

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Visas has been issued to foreign individuals over the years for the purpose of temporary or permanent visits to New Zealand. While Immigration New Zealand has been issuing electronic endorsements (eVisas) by default, physical Visa labels are at the moment still available for applicants if they so desire.

I have recently taken an interest in the history of physical visa labels, however, I wasn't able to locate a comprehensive list of physical visa Lebel designs New Zealand has used. For the purpose of this Official Information Request, could Immigration New Zealand please provide:

1. A list of iterations or versions of physical visa label designs New Zealand has used, preferably in chronological order;
2. An image of a specimen for each iteration or version;
3. The background image used in each iteration or version and what it depict.

Yours faithfully,
T. Zhang

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0887

Dear T. Zhang,

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 27 October 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

“A list of iterations or versions of physical visa label designs New
Zealand has used, preferably in chronological order; 2. An image of a
specimen for each iteration or version; 3. The background image used in
each iteration or version and what it depict.”

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: Margee DO
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear T Zhang

On 27 October 2020, you asked the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act). Your request was made via the FYI website.

Section 12 of the Act provides that any person may make a request where they are:

* a New Zealand citizen; or
* a permanent resident of New Zealand; or
* a person who is in New Zealand; or
* a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or
* a body corporate which is incorporated outside New Zealand but which has a place of business in New Zealand.

MBIE requires more information to establish your compliance with section 12. An original of any one of the following items is acceptable as a demonstration of your eligibility:

* A recent bill from the company who supplies your power, gas, water, phone or internet services
* Council rates notice
* A letter from the Electoral Office
* Travel itinerary
* Anything from a government agency that includes your name and address
* Unexpired Rental or Tenancy Agreement.

A scanned copy of one of the above can be sent to [email address]

Once MBIE receives this additional information from you, and is satisfied that the requirements of section 12 have been met, we will acknowledge the request and begin to consider it under the Act. If you do not meet the eligibility criteria of section 12, MBIE will still consider your request. Please respond by 5 November 2020. If do not respond by 5 November 2020 your request will deemed to be withdrawn.

Please also confirm if you are only after the IMAGES of the visa label stickers and not decision papers about these.

Sincerely,

Margee Do
Senior Advisor

Business Management, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[email address] |
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand
NZBN 9429000106078

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From: T. Zhang

Dear Margee DO,

I’ve sent a copy of my proof to margee[dot]do[at]mbie[dot]govt[dot]nz, but I’m not certain that it is the correct address. Unfortunately FYI.org.nz redacted your email address from your previous correspondence. (Ref: https://fyi.org.nz/request/14040/)

And to clarify, I’m only after images and information about physical visa labels, not decision papers pertaining to individual cases.

Yours sincerely,

T. Zhang

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From: Margee DO
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Im out of office today and will be back tomorrow. If your query is urgent,
please email [email address]

 

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From: Margee DO
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

If you can send it to this email please. Many thanks

Sincerely,

Margee Do
Senior Advisor

Business Management, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[email address] |
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand
NZBN 9429000106078

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From: T. Zhang

Dear Margee DO,

Your message wasn't delivered to margee.do[at]mbie.govt.nz because the address couldn't be found, or is unable to receive mail.

The response from the remote server was:
550 #5.1.0 Address rejected.

Could you please supply your email address in a way that won't be redacted by the FYI website? Either in this format [name][dot][name][dot][at]mbie[dot][govt][dot][nz] or a screenshot. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,
T. Zhang

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From: Margee DO
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

margee(dot)cherdo(dot)@mbie.govt.nz

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Dear Margee DO,

Thank you, I have end my proof of eligibility.

Yours sincerely,
T. Zhang

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From: T. Zhang

Dear Margee DO,

Could you please confirm the receipt of my proof of eligibility?

Yours sincerely,

T. Zhang

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From: Margee DO
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Yes. We will respond in due course. Many thanks

Sent from my iPhone

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From: Lautalie Leausa Vaa
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


Attachment OIA extension DOIA 2021 0887 T Zhang.pdf
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Dear T Zhang,

 

Please see attached INZ letter regarding your OIA request, reference: DOIA
2021-0887.

 

 

Kind Regards,

Lautalie Leausa Vaa
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR

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

[1][email address] | Telephone: +64 (0)4  896 5342
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

 

 

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Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Dear T. Zhang,

 

Thank you for your email of 27 October 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the OIA), the following information:

 

“I have recently taken an interest in the history of physical visa labels,
however, I wasn't able to locate a comprehensive list of physical visa
Label designs New Zealand has used. For the purpose of this Official
Information Request, could Immigration New Zealand please provide:

 

1.       A list of iterations or versions of physical visa label designs
New Zealand has used, preferably in chronological order;

2.       An image of a specimen for each iteration or version;

3.       The background image used in each iteration or version and what
it depict.”

 

Under Section 12 of The OIA, requests can only be made by;

Any person, being-

(a) a New Zealand citizen; or

(b) a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

(c) a person who is in New Zealand; or

(d) a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

(e) a body corporate which is incorporated outside of new Zealand but
which has a place of business in New Zealand,

may request a department or Minister of the Crown or organisation to make
available to him or it any specified official information.

 

From the limited information you have provided in your request it is
unclear that you are eligible to make an OIA request.

 

Before we can proceed with your request you will need to provide evidence
that you are eligible to make a request.  Proof of eligibility can be
provided confidentially to me via email which is shown in the attached
file.

 

Please provide a response with evidence before 2 December 2020.  If no
response is received before this date, your request will be closed and
considered withdrawn on the basis that you are not eligible to make a
request under section 12 of the OIA.

 

If you have any questions please let me know.

 

Kind Regards,

Lautalie Leausa Vaa
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR

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

[1][email address] |
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

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From: T. Zhang

Dear Lautalie Leausa Vaa,

Please be advised that I have already supplied proof of eligibility for this official information request. The MBIE has already acknowledged the receipt of said proof and promised a timely response to this request.

Yours sincerely,
T. Zhang

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From: T. Zhang

Dear Lautalie Leausa Vaa,

Could you please confirm that you’ve received my previous correspondence.

Yours sincerely,

T. Zhang

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From: Lautalie Leausa Vaa
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Hi there,

Thank you for your confirmation email which we have received.

Kind Regards,
Lautalie Leausa Vaa
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR
Operations Support, Border & Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[email address] | Telephone: +64 (0)4  896 5342
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

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Dear Lautalie Leausa Vaa,

Thanks for your timely reply.

Do you have an ETA at this stage for the completion of this request?

Yours sincerely,

T. Zhang

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From: Lautalie Leausa Vaa
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Hi there,

As noted in the attached letter sent to you on 24 November, The Ministry's response will be with you no later than 22 December 2020. We will respond to your request sooner if we are able to,

Kind Regards,
Lautalie Leausa Vaa
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR
Operations Support, Border & Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[email address] | Telephone: +64 (0)4  896 5342
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

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Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Dear T Zhang,

 

Please see attached INZ response to your OIA request, reference: DOIA
2021-0887.

 

 

Kind Regards,

Lautalie Leausa Vaa
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR

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

[1][email address] | Telephone: +64 (0)4  896 5342
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

 

 

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From: T. Zhang

Dear Lautalie Leausa Vaa,

Thanks for your response.

I appreciate the insight into the visa labels.

The pictures enclosed in the PDF document appears to be of rather low quality. Could you please provide some pictures of better quality, in jpeg or png format?

Many thanks.

Yours sincerely,
T. Zhang

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From: Lautalie Leausa Vaa
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Hi there,

Thank you for your email and apologies for the delayed response.

Unfortunately we are unable to provide these in higher resolution as these are the only versions we currently hold.

Kind Regards,
Lautalie Leausa Vaa
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR
Operations Support, Border & Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[email address] | Telephone: +64 (0)4  896 5342
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

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