Policy

Can Immigration NZ deliver on govt's promise?

Jem Traylen
Thu, 30 Sep 2021

Can Immigration NZ deliver on govt's promise?
The government has promised to process 80% of the one-off residence visas within 12 months. (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
Thu, 30 Sep 2021
Too little, too late is the reaction from some to the government's new one-off residence visa for skilled migrants.The government announced a one-off residence visa on Thursday as a way of getting on top of an application queue that stretches back as far as December 2019.Immigration adviser David Cooper has called on the government to apologise for taking so long to make up its mind on how to deal with the situation.Cooper told BusinessDesk: “All of this fell apart in March 2020, here we are, over 18 months on, and we've only...

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