Number of online visitor visa applications being processed on time.

Mr Walker made this Official Information request to Minister of Immigration

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Minister of Immigration should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Mr Walker

Dear Minister of Immigration,

My name is Rhys Walker, a citizen of New Zealand.

I ask that you please provide up to date information regarding the percentage of online visitor visa applications that have been processed within the 20 day online application processing time.

Please break this down into months, for example, February 2017: xx% processed on time.

It was concerning to learn that although 20 days is stated on the Immigration website, their call centre is saying visitor visa applications are taking up to 4 months due to a lack of staff.

Yours faithfully,
Rhys Walker

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From: M Woodhouse

On behalf of Hon Michael Woodhouse, thank you for your email.

 

Please be assured that all correspondence is read by this office. If your
email falls outside of the Minister’s portfolio responsibilities, or
expresses a personal view, your opinion will be noted and your
correspondence may be transferred to another office or there may be no
further response.

 

Where the Minister has portfolio responsibilities for the issues raised, a
response will be sent to you in due course.

 

Thank you for taking the time to write.

 

Office of Hon Michael Woodhouse 
Parliament Buildings, Wellington | Tel 04 817 6836 |

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From: M Woodhouse

Dear Rhys

On behalf of Hon Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Immigration, I acknowledge your request under the Official Information Act 1982 regarding:

"please provide up to date information regarding the percentage of online visitor visa applications that have been processed within the 20 day online application processing time.

Please break this down into months, for example, February 2017: xx% processed on time."

Your request was received in this office on 25 August 2017.

The information you have requested is not held by this office, but is likely to be held by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

Therefore I am transferring your request under section 14(b)(i) of the Official Information Act 1982 to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment for consideration.

Yours sincerely

Office of Hon Michael Woodhouse │ Minister of Immigration │ Parliament Buildings │ Wellington

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Ref: 1718-0308

 

Dear Mr Walker

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 25 August 2017 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

·        Please provide up to date information regarding the percentage of
online visitor visa applications that have been processed within the 20
day online application processing time.

 

·        Please break this down into months, for example, February 2017:
xx% processed on time.

 

Your request has been transferred to the Ministry from the Minister of
Immigration on the 29 ^ August 2017 and is being processed in accordance
with the Official Information Act 1982. 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][email address] or using the contact details
below.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Alan Witcombe

MANAGER, MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

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

[2]cid:image004.jpg@01D10666.447C6950

 

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

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