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National Security Check for Permanent Resident Visa

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From: John

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

There are news that Immigration New Zealand recently requesting some Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) applicants to complete the National Security Check form (INZ 1209).

As my knowledge, the INZ 1209 form has not normally been a requirement for the PRV applicants since the implementation of the Immigration Act 2009. However, it seems that it has been compulsory for applicants of PRV if they are from certain countries.

I would to request the following information:
1. When has INZ1209 become a compulsory for applicants of PRV if they are from certain countries?
2. If it is the compulsory reqruirement, why there is no relevant information for this requirement in any government sources, such as the INZ website.
3.Should PRV applicants provide the INZ1209 form with their PRV application forms, if it is compulsory?
4. Who did make this decision to require PRV applicants to provide INZ1209 form?
5. Which section of the immigration operational manual does outline this requirement?
6. The reasons for changing INZ1209 form was generally not required for PRV applicants to INZ 1209 form bcomes compulsory for PRV applicants from certain countries.

Yours faithfully,

John

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-2528

 

Dear John,

 

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

 

“There are news that Immigration New Zealand recently requesting some
Permanent Resident Visa (PRV) applicants to complete the National Security
Check form (INZ 1209).

As my knowledge, the INZ 1209 form has not normally been a requirement for
the PRV applicants since the implementation of the Immigration Act 2009.
However, it seems that it has been compulsory for applicants of PRV if
they are from certain countries.

I would to request the following information:

1. When has INZ1209 become a compulsory for applicants of PRV if they are
from certain countries?

2. If it is the compulsory reqruirement, why there is no relevant
information for this requirement in any government sources, such as the
INZ website.

3.Should PRV applicants provide the INZ1209 form with their PRV
application forms, if it is compulsory?

4. Who did make this decision to require PRV applicants to provide INZ1209
form?

5. Which section of the immigration operational manual does outline this
requirement?

6. The reasons for changing INZ1209 form was generally not required for
PRV applicants to INZ 1209 form bcomes compulsory for PRV applicants from
certain countries.”

 

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: Charmaine HO
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Kia ora John,

Thank you for your email via fyi.org on 11 June 20216 requesting information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA).

We need to ensure that you are able to make a request as per Section 12 of the OIA, i.e. you are a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or in New Zealand. Please provide confirmation that you meet this section of the OIA. This can be in the form of:

• NZ citizen or permanent resident - a copy of your passport (non New Zealand passport holders may include a copy of their residence visa); or
• In New Zealand - evidence of your New Zealand residential address (e.g. rental agreements, addressed mail, etc.) and a copy of your passport.

Any supporting information can be provided confidentially to me via email. Please provide this by 5pm 17/06/2021, otherwise we will close this request.

Ngâ mihi

Charmaine Ho
BUSINESS ADVISOR
Operations Support | Border and Visa Operations
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[email address]
NZBN 9429000106078

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