NZ being put in the ‘too hard’ destination basket

NZ being put in the ‘too hard’ destination basket
Immigration NZ processing visitor visas at a snail's pace. (Image: BusinessDesk)
Brent Melville
The tourism sector remains frustrated with the snail’s pace of visitor visa processing times particularly for Asian and Indian arrivals.Tourism Export Council (TEC) chair Scott Mehrtens said difficulties with Immigration NZ’s slow turnaround for India, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines were acute. “We’re still waiting to hear how China visa processing is going, but immigration officials have advised that offshore agents should allow for eight weeks of processing.”Speaking at the TEC symposium in Auckland...

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