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Number of SMC Non-Priority Applications

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From: Satish

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Can you please provide me the number of SMC onshore applications remaining in the queue which are submitted before 17th Aug 2019 (Monthly Break up like June, July, Aug) in the queue waiting for allocation to a case officer?.

I confirm I am residing in NZ and eligible to make such requests.

Yours faithfully,

Satish

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Ref: 2021-1272

 

Dear Satish,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 11 Janaury 2021 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“Can you please provide me the number of SMC onshore applications
remaining in the queue which are submitted before 17th Aug 2019 (Monthly
Break up like June, July, Aug) in the queue waiting for allocation to a
case officer?.

 

I confirm I am residing in NZ and eligible to make such requests.”

 

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.

 

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.
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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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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Satish

Thank you for your request for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). I am writing to clarify your request.

Immigration New Zealand does not have a specific Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) queue, but rather one for all skilled residence applications. This includes SMC and Residence from Work (RfW) applications.

Can you confirm whether you would like:
- the number of SMC onshore applications submitted before 17 August 2019 that are in the queue awaiting allocation to a case officer with monthly breakdown, OR
- the number of skilled residence onshore applications submitted before 17 August 2019 that are in the queue awaiting allocation to a case officer with monthly breakdown?

Please note that any clarification or amendment of an OIA request is considered to be a new request for the purpose of calculating the maximum statutory timeframe for response in line with section 15(1AA) of the OIA.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Kind regards

Anna McLachlan (she/her)
BUSINESS ADVISOR

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

[email address]
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

My working hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm

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From: Satish

Dear Anna McLachlan,

I understand It's one queue, so whatever is easier and faster for you to provide me details with would work (be it SMC alone or SMC+RFW with monthly breakdown before 17th Auh 2019).

Yours sincerely,

Satish

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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Satish

Thank you for your response. I will be in touch in due course.

Kind regards

Anna McLachlan (she/her)
BUSINESS ADVISOR

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

[email address]
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

My working hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm

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