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Statistics on mental and physical health assessments for visa applications

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From: Nicholas Johnson

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Please provide the following information in relation to Visitor, Work, and Residency visas:
- In each visa category, the percentage of visa applicants who disclosed a physical health issue as part of the visa process.
- In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications for which the applicant was asked to provide a professional assessment relating to their physical health in addition to the normal requirements.
- In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications that were denied on physical health grounds.
- In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications that were approved, but with a condition that a further physical health assessment be made in any extension or renewal process.

- In each visa category, the percentage of applicants who disclosed a mental health issue as part of the visa process.
- In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications for which the applicant was asked to provide a professional assessment relating to their mental health in addition to the normal requirements.
- In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications that were denied on mental health grounds.
- In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications that were approved, but with a condition that a further mental health assessment be made in any extension or renewal process.

Additionally, please provide the following information in relation to work visas:
- For granted visas whose maximum period is 24 months or greater, a breakdown of the requested duration, granted duration, and number of visas issued.

Yours faithfully,

Nicholas Johnson

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

 

Ref: 1819-1107

 

Dear Mr Johnson

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 28 January 2019 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

·        Please provide the following information in relation to Visitor,
Work, and Residency visas:

-        In each visa category, the percentage of visa applicants who
disclosed a physical health issue as part of the visa process.

-        In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications for
which the applicant was asked to provide a professional assessment
relating to their physical health in addition to the normal requirements.

-        In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications that
were denied on physical health grounds.

-        In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications that
were approved, but with a condition that a further physical health
assessment be made in any extension or renewal process.

 

-        In each visa category, the percentage of applicants who disclosed
a mental health issue as part of the visa process.

-        In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications for
which the applicant was asked to provide a professional assessment
relating to their mental health in addition to the normal requirements.

-        In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications that
were denied on mental health grounds.

-        In each visa category, the percentage of visa applications that
were approved, but with a condition that a further mental health
assessment be made in any extension or renewal process.

 

·        Additionally, please provide the following information in
relation to work visas:

o   For granted visas whose maximum period is 24 months or greater, a
breakdown of the requested duration, granted duration, and number of visas
issued.

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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