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Resumption of EOI for Skilled Migrant Category

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From: Vivek Regmi

Dear Kris Faafoi,

I am writing to ask what specifically is preventing the reopening of EOIs for the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) visa for onshore applicants, or if you have a date planned for the said reopening, given that:

- Onshore SMC applicants neither pose a health risk nor require quarantine at the border;

- The required permanent job offer above the salary threshold and the local labor market test demonstrate a genuine need for our skills in NZ, even in the midst of the current economic uncertainty. Many skilled professionals such as Doctors, Engineers, Nurses are leaving the country as the market is interpreting as NZ being closed to migrants. A dangerous game NZ is playing in a world competing for the same skills sets.

Yours faithfully,

Vivek

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From: K Faafoi (MIN)
Kris Faafoi

Kia ora,

On behalf of Hon Kris Faafoi, thank you for your email. 

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messages are carefully read and considered, it is not always possible to
personally reply to all emails.  As such, the following guidelines apply:

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Thank you for the taking the time to write.

Nga mihi,

Office of Hon Kris Faafoi

Minister of Justice, Minister of Immigration, Minister for Broadcasting
and Media

Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

Authorised by Hon Kris Faafoi MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011

 

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Dear Vivek

 

On behalf of Hon Kris Faafoi, Minister of Justice, Minister of
Immigration, and Minister for Broadcasting and Media I acknowledge receipt
of your email requesting information under Section 12 of the Official
Information Act 1982.

 

Your request was received in this Office on 19 July 2021 and will be
responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act.

 

Yours sincerely

Office of Hon Kris Faafoi

Minister of Justice, Minister of Immigration, Minister for Broadcasting
and Media

Executive Wing | Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington
6160 | New Zealand

 

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Authorised by Hon Kris Faafoi MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011

 

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