New Zealand Sets New Immigration Number Targets!
Added: (Fri Apr 19 2019)
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Immigration New Zealand is not allocating any case officers to some visa applications for more than five months now to meet new government targets. Additionally, the ministers will decide later this year whether to cap certain residence categories or not.
The New Zealand government has decided family applications should make up no more than 38 percent of residence approvals. The highest priority in family cases will be given to the partners of New Zealand residents. The New Zealand cabinet decided to lower the residency program (NZRP) numbers to around 50,000 and 60,000 for the period from July 2018 to the end of this year as opposed to 85,000 and 95,000 for the previous year.
The cabinet is focusing on bringing in the more skilled migrants as compared to the family applications. The government is thoroughly planning to prioritize residence categories to decide the immigration numbers and manage the immigration cap. Till the time, the immigration numbers are not decided; the New Zealand Government wants 51 percent of new residents to be business or skilled immigrants, 38 percent to be from the family stream and 11 percent to be humanitarian, such as refugees.
The number of residence visas approved in 2017/18were 37,971, this number is the lowest intake since 2002. INZ Assistant General Manager Peter Elms said the residency program (NZRP) visa planning was allocated according to the processing resources based on the proportions for each stream.
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