Assessing 'bona fide applicant' criteria

John Harpley made this Official Information request to Associate Minister of Immigration

The request was successful.

From: John Harpley

Dear Associate Minister of Immigration,

When assessing a 'bona fide applicant' is the phrase "incentives to return home' still being used as a basis of assessment.

Reasons being: Internal Administration Circular No: 13/09 - 25. states:
The phrase 'incentives to return home' has been used previously to summarize several personal circumstances affecting a person's application; however, this is not refered to in immigration instructions and should not be used as a basis of assessment.

Yours faithfully,

John Harpley

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From: C Foss

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From: Diana Loughnan

Dear John,

I refer to your Official Information Act request dated 14 June 2015 received by the Office of Hon Craig Foss, Associate Minister of Immigration, on the 14 June 2015.

This letter is to notify you that I am transferring your request to Immigration New Zealand. This transfer is occurring because the information to which your request relates is not held by this office.

Further correspondence on this request will therefore come to you from Immigration New Zealand directly. Please note the time limit for responding will be 20 working days from when Immigration New Zealand receive it.

If you have further requests for Official Information you may like to direct them to Immigration New Zealand at: [email address]

Kind regards,

Diana Loughnan
Private Secretary (Immigration/Small Business)
Office of Hon Craig Foss
Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

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