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The total number of SMC visa in non-priority queue waiting for allocating case officer

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From: Fan Zhang

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

May I have the information in relation to Skilled Migrant Category Residence (SMC) Visa Application please?

Q1: What is the oldest date of the lodged application awaiting allocation of Case Officer (CO) within the non-priority queue as of your responding day?

Q2: May I have your advice about the total number of onshore SMC Residence Visa Application in the non-priority queue awaiting allocation of CO as of your responding day?

Q3: Based upon the feedback on the second question, the total number being provided by you, in which, how many of them were lodged before 11 June 2019? Would appreciate if the figure could be provided in a weely lodgement manner.

Q4: How many applications from the priority queue and the non-priority queue were allocated for CO in September, October, November, December 2020, and as of your responding day respectively? It notes allocating CO occurs weekly. Would appreciate if the information could be provided in a weekly manner.

Yours faithfully,

Fan Zhang

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Ref: 2021-1167

 

Dear Fan,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 11 December 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“May I have the information in relation to Skilled Migrant Category
Residence (SMC) Visa Application please?

 

Q1: What is the oldest date of the lodged application awaiting allocation
of Case Officer (CO) within the non-priority queue as of your responding
day?

 

Q2: May I have your advice about the total number of onshore SMC Residence
Visa Application in the non-priority queue awaiting allocation of CO as of
your responding day?

 

Q3: Based upon the feedback on the second question, the total number being
provided by you, in which, how many of them were lodged before 11 June
2019? Would appreciate if the figure could be provided in a weely
lodgement manner.

 

Q4: How many applications from the priority queue and the non-priority
queue were allocated for CO in September, October, November, December
2020, and as of your responding day respectively? It notes allocating CO
occurs weekly. Would appreciate if the information could be provided in a
weekly manner.”

 

Please note that the days from 24 December 2020 to 17 January 2021
(inclusive) are defined as non- working days in the Act and are not
counted in the calculation for the response due date. This will affect the
time period for responding to your request.

 

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will be sent to you in due course.

 

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and processed accordingly.

 

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via email [2][MBIE request email] or using the contact details below.

 

Yours sincerely,

Alan Witcombe

MANAGER, 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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Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Hi

 

Please find attached our response to your OIA request

 

Regards

 

 

Dongrui Pang

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

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