19 April 2022
Ziyun (Evan) Wang [FYI request #18921 email]
Ref: DOIA 2122-1822
Thank you for your email of 18 March 2022 to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
(MBIE) requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following information: I am writing to kindly request the most recent information regarding the number of RV 2021 declines
and the associated reasons for the decisions.
As of 10 April 2022, there were 11 2021 Resident Visa applications declined. The applications were declined
because they did not meet the relevant immigration instructions. Further associated reasons for declines
cannot be given in order to protect the privacy of natural persons.
Please visit the following website for information on the 2021 Resident Visa: 2021 Resident Visa processing times | Immigration New Zealand
I trust you find this information helpful.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request or this response, or if you require any further assistance,
please contact [email address].
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information
about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
or freephone 0800 802
Sarah Clifford General Manager Border and Visa Operations (acting)
Immigration New Zealand