Immigration NZ offers remedy to Pacific overstayers following Chief Ombudsman's investigation Loading Comments…
Chief Ombudsman | March 12, 2013
A remedy has been offered by Immigration New Zealand following an investigation into how immigration officers dealt with permit requests made under s 35A of the Immigration Act 1987 between 15 November 2004 and 31 March 2005 by people who were unlawfully in New Zealand and who wished eventually to apply for residence under the residual places policies.
Under the remedy, Immigration New Zealand will invite people who meet certain agreed requirements to submit a visa request for consideration under s 61 of the Immigration Act 2009 (which has replaced s 35A of the Immigration Act 1987). Whilst these requests will be considered on their merits, the remedy does not include a guarantee that a visa will be granted. Please note that the closing date for consideration for inclusion in the remedy is Monday 10 June 2013 at 5pm.
The Chief Ombudsman’s media release can be viewed here.
Details of the remedy, and how to access it, can be viewed here. These details are also available in Fijian, Fijian Hindi, Kiribati, Samoan, Tongan and Tuvaluan.
The Remedy assessment form that must be completed can be viewed here.
A casenote explaining the Chief Ombudsman’s investigation can be viewed here.Back to top ↑