5 October 2021
A KS [FYI request #16676 email]
Ref: DOIA 2122-0581
Dear A KS
Thank you for your email of 8 September 2021 requesting under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act),
the following information:
“1:-Total Count of EOIs currently in the Parents residency visa pool. If you can provide the count
of persons that will be great too as 1 EOI can have more than 1 applicant.
2:-Count of EOIs which were submitted before 15 September 2018 and are still in the pool. If you
can provide the count of persons that will be great too.
3:- Please share any documents or communication emails showing considerations of reopening
or future processing of Parents residency visa EOIs selection which was paused last year.”
As at 21 September 2021 there were a total of 5,642 Parent Residence Expressions of Interest (EOIs)
in the pool. These EOIs have a total person count of 8,628 people. Question 2:
As at 21 September 2021 there were 3,605 EOIs that were accepted by Immigration New Zealand
(INZ) before 15 September 2018. These EOIs have a total person count of 5,919 people.
This part of your request has been withheld under section 9(2)(f)(iv) of the Act as the document in
scope of your request is under active consideration. Immigration New Zealand must maintain the
constitutional conventions for the time being to protect confidentiality of advice tendered by
Ministers of the Crown and officials.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request or this response, please contact [email address].
General Manager - Border and Visa Operations
Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment