27 July 2021
[FYI request #15955 email]
Ref: DOIA 2122-0025
Thank you for your email of 28 June 2021 requesting under the Official Information Act 1982 (the OIA),
the following information:
"I would like to know how many SMC applications are submitted between January
2020 to January 2021."
From 01 January 2020 to 01 January 2021 (inclusive) a total of 6,481 residence applications under the
Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) were accepted for processing by Immigration New Zealand.
Further information on the processing of SMC and Residence from Work (RFW) applications can be
found here: SMC and RFW processing times | Immigration New Zealand
If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request or this response, please contact Lautalie Leausa Vaa,
Senior Business Advisor, Operations Support, Immigration New Zealand at
General Manager - Border and Visa Operations
Immigration New Zealand