Immigration NZ faces questions over unfair queue-jumping amid long waits for visas

Immigration New Zealand faces questions over whether it is allowing unfair queue-jumping amid long waits for visas.

Immigration figures show unprocessed applications from skilled migrants for residence jumped from 8000 to 19,000 in the last year.

But while queues for visas are lengthening, not everyone is having to wait the same time.

Immigration advisor Erin Goodhue, who used to process skilled migrant (SMC) residence visas at Immigration New Zealand (INZ), said immigration was now in an “astounding” situation, both in delays and lack of transparency.

Read more: Immigration NZ faces questions over unfair queue-jumping amid long waits for visas – Stuff.co.nz

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