Section 61 visa requests by asylum seekers

Mr Dellow made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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From: Mr Dellow

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

I am requesting statistics on section 61 visa requests by persons who listed a claim for refugee status to RSB or appealing a claim for refugee status to IPT as the reason for being in New Zealand without a visa (these people are known as asylum seekers or spontaneous refugees). I would like to receive statistics on how many applications were made, how many were successful, how many were denied after consideration, and how many were refused consideration. I would like these statistics broken down by country of origin of the applicant.

If this information is not available specifically for asylum seekers, I would request the information for ALL section 61 visa requests, with success rates, failure rates, and the number of requests that were refused consideration, broken down by country of origin of the applicant.

I would like these figures for the period 2013 - 2018 if possible.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Dellow

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Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: DOIA 1819-0417

Dear Mr Dellow,

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I acknowledge your email of 14th September 2018 requesting under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

I am requesting statistics on section 61 visa requests by persons who listed a claim for refugee status to RSB or appealing a claim for refugee status to IPT as the reason for being in New Zealand without a visa (these people are known as asylum seekers or spontaneous refugees). I would like to receive statistics on how many applications were made, how many were successful, how many were denied after consideration, and how many were refused consideration. I would like these statistics broken down by country of origin of the applicant. If this information is not available specifically for asylum seekers, I would request the information for ALL section 61 visa requests, with success rates, failure rates, and the number of requests that were refused consideration, broken down by country of origin of the applicant. I would like these figures for the period 2013 - 2018 if possible

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 [MBIE request email] 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

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Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Mr Dellow

Please find attached the response to your request.

Regards

Penny Hazlett
BUSINESS ADVISOR
Operations Support, Immigration New Zealand
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[email address] |
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington, New Zealand 

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