This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Physical Visa Labels - Specimens'.

24 November 2020
T Zhang 
[FYI request #14040 email] 
Ref: DOIA 2021-0887 
Dear T Zhang, 
Thank you for your email of 27 October 2020 requesting under the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA), the 
fol owing 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 Lebel designs New Zealand has used. 
For the purpose of this Official Information Request, could Immigration New Zealand 
please provide?” 
I am writing to advise you that the Ministry wil  provide a response but needs to extend the time available to 
answer your request. The Ministry’s response wil  be with you no later than 22 December 2020. The reason for 
the extension relies on s15A(1)(b) of the OIA – consultations necessary to make a decision on the request are 
such that a proper response to the request cannot be made within the original time limit.  
The length of extension is due to the current situation in New Zealand relating to COVID-19. Resource and 
capacity has been impacted by the agency working remotely and essential projects relating to the Covid-19 
I wil  respond to your request sooner if I am able to. If you would like to withdraw your request or contact us to 
re-scope your request, please email [email address] 
You have the right to seek an investigation and review of our decision to extend the time limit by the 
Ombudsman at or free-phone 0800 802 602. 
Yours sincerely, 
Michael Carley 
Manager Operations Support - Border and Visa Operations 
Immigration New Zealand 
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 

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