India becomes top migrant resource

Notwithstanding the number of complaints that Indian Newslink receives from potential migrants, student applicants and others from India about delayed responses from Immigration New Zealand (INZ), officials have claimed that the performance rate of offices in Delhi and Mumbai is high and within accepted standards. While the ‘Question and Answer’ format is not the norm that this newspaper follows, we…

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Unfriendly stand ires applicants

TDA Immigration and Student Services Limited (TDA) stopped accepting overseas clients applying under the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC), without a confirmed skilled job offer, when Immigration New Zealand (INZ) changed its policy and announced that no applicant will be granted residence unless they had an offer of skilled employment. TDA took this position because no ‘real’ employer will offer a…

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Decision in reasonable time

We posed the following questions to Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse: Are you looking at increasing the staff strength of Immigration New Zealand (INZ) so that applications can be processed within a reasonable timeframe for Visit Visa (not more than 10 working days), Student Visa (30 days) and PR (18 months)? Do you think the timeframe suggested by us is too…

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INZ clarifies visa issue

In its front page story (‘Indian migrant workers refused entry’) Indian Newslink December 15, 2012) had reported that officials of Immigration New Zealand (INZ) in Delhi were allegedly refusing Indians on work visas to return to New Zealand if they have stayed in the country longer than four weeks. The publication had also reported that Auckland based Barrister Alastair McClymont…

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