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Total Number of unallocated SMC applications

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From: Jill Liu

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

I would like to request data on a daily basis on the no. of onshore resident visa applications lodged up to Jan 2020 that are yet to be allocated to case officers, categorised as to priority and non-priority queue.

I would also like to request data on the no. of applications that were allocated weekly to case officers from May 2021 to the date you respond to this request showing the lodgement date of each application, categorised as to priority and non-priority queue.

Yours faithfully,

Jill Liu

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-2500

Dear Jill,

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 08 June 2021 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

“I would like to request data on a daily basis on the no. of onshore
resident visa applications lodged up to Jan 2020 that are yet to be
allocated to case officers, categorised as to priority and non-priority
queue.

 

I would also like to request data on the no. of applications that were
allocated weekly to case officers from May 2021 to the date you respond to
this request showing the lodgement date of each application, categorised
as to priority and non-priority queue.”

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: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Jill Liu

I am writing to clarify your request for information.

As you may be aware Immigration New Zealand (INZ) allocates skilled residence applications (Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) applications from Residence from Work (RFW) applications) from the same queues. Are you interested in skilled residence applications or just SMC applications?

For the first part of your request, are you interested in applications accepted by INZ before January 2020 (i.e. up to and including 31 December 2019) or including those accepted in January 2020 (i.e. up to and including 31 January 2020)?

In relation to the second part of your request we are able to provide the number of skilled residence applications allocated broken down by the week they were allocated and the queue type, but we are unable to provide the lodgement date of each application allocated as this information is not recorded. We are able to provide the accepted date of the oldest application left in the queue after each allocation has taken place however. Please confirm if that will be sufficient?

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.

Ngā mihi

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: Jill Liu

Dear Anna McLachlan,

For the first part of my request, I am interested in applications accepted by INZ including those accepted in January 2020 (i.e. up to and including 31 January 2020)?

For the second part of my request, it will be sufficient if you can provide the accepted date of the oldest application left in the queue after each allocation has taken place. Can I also request how many applications allocated in May 2021 until the time you respond to the request? Can you present it by how many priority and non-priority applications each week start from May 2021?”

Yours sincerely,

Jill Liu

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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Jill

Thank you for clarifying your request.

I will proceed with your request as follows:

1. I would like to the number of onshore skilled residence visa applications accepted by Immigration New Zealand on or before 31 January 2020 that are yet to be allocated to case officers, broken down by date the applications were accepted and broken down by queue type (e.g. priority/non priority).

2. I would also like to request the number of skilled residence applications that were allocated each week to case officers from 1 May 2021 to the date you respond to this request, broken down by priority status (priority/non-priority); and the accepted date of the oldest application left in the queue each week.

If any other changes are required please be touch.

Please note that as the data we provide has to be quality checked we may not be able to provide data up to the date we respond, however we will provide data that is as up to date as possible.

The maximum statutory time-frame for response is now 12 July 2021, in line with section 15(1AA) of the Official Information Act. We will respond sooner if we are able to.

Ngā mihi

Anna McLachlan (she/her)
BUSINESS ADVISOR

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

[email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 897 5133
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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