Expressions of Interest (EOI) in the SMC Pool

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From: Grant Johnson

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Can you please provide:

1. What is the number of Expressions of Interest (EOI) that are currently in Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) pool?

2. Of those EOIs, how many are there, in which the primary applicant on the EOI is represented in a One-Off 2021 Resident Visa (RV21), either as the primary applicant of the RV21 application or as the secondary applicant/partner?

3. Of the remaining number of applications in the SMC EOI pool who are not represented in a RV21 application (i.e. answer to question 1 less the answer to question 2), how many applications are there in which the primary applicant was present in New Zealand on September 29, 2021 on visa that qualifies for the RV21 (INZ Operational Manual section S6.10.1) and who also met the "Settled" criteria (described in INZ Operational Manual section S6.15.1) of the RV21?

4. Of the remaining number of SMC EOI pool who are not represented in a RV21 application and do not meet the settled criteria for RV21 (i.e. the answer to question 1 minus the answer to questions 2 and 3), how many of them were present in New Zealand on September 29, 2021 on a visa that qualifies for the RV21? For this last group, can you please break the numbers down by the visa type they held on that day?

Thank you for your help in finding these numbers.

Yours faithfully,

Grant Johnson

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2122-2079

 

Dear Grant,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of the 3^rd of May 2022 requesting under the
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“Can you please provide:

1. What is the number of Expressions of Interest (EOI) that are currently
in Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) pool?

2. Of those EOIs, how many are there, in which the primary applicant on
the EOI is represented in a One-Off 2021 Resident Visa (RV21), either as
the primary applicant of the RV21 application or as the secondary
applicant/partner?

3. Of the remaining number of applications in the SMC EOI pool who are not
represented in a RV21 application (i.e. answer to question 1 less the
answer to question 2), how many applications are there in which the
primary applicant was present in New Zealand on September 29, 2021 on visa
that qualifies for the RV21 (INZ Operational Manual section S6.10.1) and
who also met the "Settled" criteria (described in INZ Operational Manual
section S6.15.1) of the RV21?

4. Of the remaining number of SMC EOI pool who are not represented in a
RV21 application and do not meet the settled criteria for RV21 (i.e. the
answer to question 1 minus the answer to questions 2 and 3), how many of
them were present in New Zealand on September 29, 2021 on a visa that
qualifies for the RV21? For this last group, can you please break the
numbers down by the visa type they held on that day?

Thank you for your help in finding these numbers.”

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding your request, or its urgency, feel
free to contact us via email at [1][MBIE request email].

 

Nâku noa, nâ

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

               

Ngâ Pou o te Taumaru

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

 

 

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From: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Kia ora Grant

 

I’m writing in regards to your OIA request

 

2. Of those EOIs, how many are there, in which the primary applicant on
the EOI is represented in a One-Off 2021 Resident Visa (RV21), either as
the primary applicant of the RV21 application or as the secondary
applicant/partner?

Our interpretation of your question is ‘ of those EOIs, how many principal
applicants have applied for a RV 2021 or have been included in a RV21
application?’

 

Could you please confirm if our interpretation is correct?

 

Kind regards

 

 

Dongrui Pang

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 8965320

[2]www.immigration.govt.nz

 

NZBN 9429000106078

 

 

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From: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Apologies, forgot to mention that if we don’t hear from you by COP 11 May
we’ll proceed the OIA based on our interpretation.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Dongrui Pang

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 8965320

[2]www.immigration.govt.nz

 

NZBN 9429000106078

 

 

 

From: Dongrui Pang
Sent: Monday, 9 May 2022 12:18 pm
To: [FOI #19260 email]
Subject: DOIA 2122-2079 [UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Kia ora Grant

 

I’m writing in regards to your OIA request

 

2. Of those EOIs, how many are there, in which the primary applicant on
the EOI is represented in a One-Off 2021 Resident Visa (RV21), either as
the primary applicant of the RV21 application or as the secondary
applicant/partner?

Our interpretation of your question is ‘ of those EOIs, how many principal
applicants have applied for a RV 2021 or have been included in a RV21
application?’

 

Could you please confirm if our interpretation is correct?

 

Kind regards

 

 

Dongrui Pang

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[3][email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 8965320

[4]www.immigration.govt.nz

 

NZBN 9429000106078

 

 

[5]www.govt.nz - your guide to finding and using New Zealand government
services

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From: Grant Johnson

Dear Dongrui Pang,

Yes, that is correct. Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Grant Johnson

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