This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Re SMC applications'.

27 July 2021 
[FYI request #15955 email] 
Ref: DOIA 2122-0025 
Dear Gagan, 
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." 

Our Response 
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 
[email address]. 
Yours sincerely, 
Nicola Hogg 
General Manager - Border and Visa Operations 
Immigration New Zealand 

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