Official Information Act responses

Responses to selected Official Information Act (OIA) requests of public interest are published on this page from time to time. The responses explain what information, if any, has been withheld under the OIA and under which grounds.

 


Proactive release of documents on the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category

Published 30 August 2017

The below documents relate to Cabinet decisions on the policy design of the Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category.

Cabinet paper: Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category (August 2017) [PDF 718KB]

Cabinet EGI Minute: Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category (August 2017) [PDF 594 KB]

Cabinet Minute excerpt: Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship Category (August 2017) [PDF 477KB]

Proactive release of Essential Skills visa policy cabinet paper

Published 28 July 2017

The below cabinet paper relates to changes to the Essential Skills temporary work visa policy. This cabinet paper followed consultation on proposed changes announced in April.

Cabinet paper [PDF 2MB]

Proactive release of documents on Labour migration policies

Published 3 May 2017

The information below relates to papers concerning changes to New Zealand’s labour migration policies. They include changes to the Skilled Migrant Category residence policy, and proposals for changes to the Essential Skills temporary work visa policy.

Future direction of the Immigration System: Overview [PDF 1.8MB]

Remuneration thresholds for Skilled Migrant Category [PDF 3.8MB]

Temporary visa settings [PDF 7.6MB]

South Island pathway to residence [PDF 922KB]

Proactive release of documents on the New Zealand Residence Programme

Published 14 October 2016

The information below relates to reports suggesting changes to the NZ Residence Programme.

Documents: New Zealand Residence Programme 2016-17 - 2017-2018 [PDF 1.3MB]

Further release of documents concerning the New Zealand Residence Programme

Published 25 January 2017

The information below relates to papers concerning changes to the New Zealand Residence Programme announced on 11 October 2016.

Part one [PDF 9MB]

Part two [PDF 5.3MB]

Part three [PDF 12MB]

Release of document under the Official Information Act 2009 regarding Advance Passenger Processing for outbound travellers

Published 18 August 2016

The information below relates to a report leading up to the introduction of Immigration Act 2009 amendments (introduced as part of the New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill) regarding requirements on carriers to supply information on outbound travellers to enhance border security.

Briefing: Advanced Passenger Processing for outbound travellers [PDF 3.9MB]

Release of documents under the Official Information Act regarding the refugee quota

Published 2 August 2016

The information below relates to reports leading up to the Government’s announcement on 13 June 2016 to increase the annual refugee quota to 1,000 refugees from July 2018.

Cabinet Minute: Refugee Quota [PDF 403KB]
13 June 2016

Aide Memoire: Cabinet consideration of paper: The next three-year refugee quota programme [PDF 2.1MB]
10 June 2016

Aide Memoire: EGI consideration of paper: The next three-year refugee quota programme [PDF 147KB]
7 June 2016

EGI paper considered [PDF 3.1MB]
3 June 2016

Briefing paper: Revised draft Cabinet paper [PDF 291KB]
31 May 2016

Aide Memoire: Updated changes to the draft Cabinet paper [PDF 151KB]
27 May 2016

Briefing paper: Draft Cabinet paper [PDF 333KB]
19 May 2016

Briefing paper: Proposed next three-year refugee quota [PDF 1.9MB]
18 April 2016

Memo: Information for the next three year refugee programme [PDF 250KB]
17 March 2016

Briefing paper: Proposed next three-year refugee and humanitarian programme [PDF 988KB]
7 March 2016

Briefing paper: UNHCR’s submission on the refugee quota [PDF 281KB]
7 March 2016

Briefing paper: Proposed approach to next three-year refugee programme [PDF 974KB]
1 March 2016

Briefing paper: Next three-year Refugee Resettlement Programme - options [PDF 1.9MB]
30 November 2015

EGI paper considered: Response to the Syrian Crisis [PDF 117KB]
18 November 2015

Release of documents under the Official Information Act regarding Syrian refugees

Published 3 November 2015

The information below relates to reports leading up to the Government’s announcement on 7 September 2015 to welcome 750 Syrian refugees over the next two and a half years in response to the ongoing conflict in Syria.

Batch 1 [PDF 2.9MB]
Re-released 21 November 2016

Batch 2 [PDF 1.4MB]
Re-released 21 November 2016

Batch 3 [PDF 2.9MB]
Re-released 21 November 2016

Batch 4 [PDF 1.5MB]

Batch 5 [PDF 1.9MB]

Batch 6 [PDF 1.7MB]

Batch 7 [PDF 4.1MB]
Re-released 21 November 2016

Batch 8 [PDF 2.3MB]
Re-released 21 November 2016

 

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