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Information Regarding Border Exemptions for Other Critical Workers

Ziyun(Evan) Wang made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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From: Ziyun(Evan) Wang

Tēnā koe Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

I trust all is well with you.

I am a New Zealand Citizen. I am writing to kindly request a copy of the most recent instruction manual Immigration Officers follow to assess CPVV applications for Other Critical Workers to New Zealand(including a more detailed explanation of the terms"unique experience and technical or specialist skills" and "not readily obtainable").

Appreciate your assistance in this regard.

Nāku noa, nā
Ziyun(Evan) Wang

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-1357

 

Dear Ziyun,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 27^th January 2021, requesting under the
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“I am a New Zealand Citizen. I am writing to kindly request a copy of the
most recent instruction manual Immigration Officers follow to assess CPVV
applications for Other Critical Workers to New Zealand(including a more
detailed explanation of the terms "unique experience and technical or
specialist skills" and "not readily obtainable").”

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding your request, or its urgency, feel
free to contact us via email at [1][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: Penny Hazlett
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Mr Wang

 

I was allocated your request to process and have been obtaining
documentation in scope of your request.  However, to ensure that I provide
the correct ifnromation, I do have a question to determine exactly what
you are actually wanting.

 

Your request was for:

I am a New Zealand Citizen.   I am writing to kindly request a copy of the
most recent instruction manual Immigration Officers follow to assess CPVV
applications for Other Critical Workers to New Zealand (including a more
detailed explanation of the terms "unique experience and technical or
specialist skills" and "not readily obtainable").

 

·       You are requesting information about the assessment of the
Critical Purpose Visitor Visa (CPVV) application with reference to one of
the specific criterion that defines ‘other critical worker’ in the
immigration instructions (H5.30.5(a)(i)). 

o   This reference to the instructions suggests that you are in fact after
the information in regards to the assessment of the Approval in Principle
(H5.15) request submitted by employers for border exceptions, before the
identified individuals are invited to apply for a CPVV?  The submissions
by the employers must contain documentation as to how the individuals meet
the ‘Other Critical worker’ definitions the assessment as to whether the
workers requested meet the relevant criteria (H5.30.5).

 

If this is correct, then I will amend your request to be for:

·       The most recent instruction manual Immigration Officers follow to
assess the approval in principle requests for Other Critical Workers to
New Zealand (including a more detailed explanation of the terms "unique
experience and technical or specialist skills" and "not readily
obtainable").

 

Please confirm if this is correct?

 

Also, you have stated that you are a NZ citizen and as such are able to
make a request under the section 12 of the Official Information Act. 
Could you please provide the documentation to support this for our
records, i.e. a copy of your NZ passport?

 

I will wait for your response and documentation before I continue
processing your request.

 

 

Regards

 

Penny Hazlett

SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR, OPERATIONS SUPPORT

Border & Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

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Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Mr Wang

Please find attached the response to your request.

Regards

Penny Hazlett
SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR, OPERATIONS SUPPORT
Border & Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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