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Aulturally Arranged Marriage

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From: Uma Tatikonda

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

I would like to request some information regarding the culturally arranged marriage visa application:

1. I would like to request INZ to publish culturally arranged marriage application statistics similar to the visitor visa statistics. Likewise, 50% of applications completed within:75% of applications completed within:90% of applications completed within. There is no reason why immigration hides this data when CAM application belongs to the visitor visa category. If INZ can not do this, I would like to know the reasoning behind the decision, please.

2. What is the average time a CAM application is handed to a case officer?

3. What is the average time a visitor visa application is handed to a case officer?

4. If there is a massive discrepancy between question 2 and question 3, what are the reasons behind this policy?

5. What is the earliest time frame a CAM application is approved based on the last six months satistics?

6. On what grounds, a future partner can not apply for a visitor visa?

Yours faithfully,
Uma Tatikonda

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2223-0445

 

Dear Uma

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 4^th of September 2022 requesting under the
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

“I would like to request some information regarding the culturally
arranged marriage visa application:

 

1. I would like to request INZ to publish culturally arranged marriage
application statistics similar to the visitor visa statistics. Likewise,
50% of applications completed within:75% of applications completed
within:90% of applications completed within. There is no reason why
immigration hides this data when CAM application belongs to the visitor
visa category. If INZ can not do this, I would like to know the reasoning
behind the decision, please.

 

2. What is the average time a CAM application is handed to a case officer?

 

3. What is the average time a visitor visa application is handed to a case
officer?

 

4. If there is a massive discrepancy between question 2 and question 3,
what are the reasons behind this policy?

 

5. What is the earliest time frame a CAM application is approved based on
the last six months satistics?

 

6. On what grounds, a future partner can not apply for a visitor visa?”

 

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 feel free to contact us via email [1][MBIE request email] or
using the contact details below.

 

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: INZ OIAs
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Kia Ora Uma

Can you please confirm and provide evidence you are eligible for an Official Information request under section 12 of the Official Information Act 1982

To be eligible you must be:

(a) a New Zealand citizen; or

(b) a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

(c) a person who is in New Zealand; or

(d) a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

(e) a body corporate which is incorporated outside New Zealand but which has a place of business in New Zealand

Can you send this confirmation to [email address] by the end of 14 September 2022

Ngā Mihi,

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TEAM
Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140
NZBN 9429000106078

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From: Uma Tatikonda

Dear INZ OIAs,

As requested, I sent an email to [email address] this morning, Tue 13/09/2022 7:52 am, with supporting documentation to prove my identity. If you need further information, please let me know.

Yours sincerely,
Uma Tatikonda

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From: INZ OIAs
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Kia Ora Uma,

Thank you for your below email of 4 September 2022 requesting information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act).

This email is to advise you the Ministry has decided to grant your request. However, it has taken us some time to prepare this information for release. We will send you the information requested once we have the final response drafted. Please note that we are unable to obtain all the requested information as they cannot be made available without substantial collations or research.

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 802 602.

Ngā Mihi,

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TEAM
Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140
NZBN 9429000106078

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Kia ora Uma,

 

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request.

 

 

Ngā Mihi,

Babitha

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT TEAM

Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

 

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