This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Number of new migrant nurse visas granted to nurses since the first lockdown 2020'.

19 July 2021 
Keith Head 
[FYI request #15911 email] 
Ref: DOIA 1920-2665 
Dear Keith 
I refer to your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) received on 27 June 2021 
requesting the following: 
I am interested in finding out the number of visas granted to registered nurses who came 
with the intention of completing the CAP programme and thus gaining registered nurse 
certification in NZ since the 28th of February 2020. In other words, the number of new 
migrant registered nurses to NZ, on their first ever visa to NZ since the first COVID 

Our response 
There are 668 visa applications which have been approved between 28 Feb 2020 and 1 July 2021 for 
applicants who are arriving in NZ for the first time for the Competence Assessment Programme. 
I trust you find the information helpful. 
If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request or this response, or if you require any further 
assistance, please contact Matt Burden, Senior Business Advisor, Operations Support at 
[email address] 
Yours sincerely 
Nicola Hogg 
General Manager - Border & Visa Operations 
Immigration New Zealand 
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment