Immigration

The Minister and Associate Minister of Immigration are proactively releasing the titles of documents received from MBIE.

The following lists are as accurate as possible at the time of publishing and may be updated or added to. This list includes papers received from the Minister’s reporting agency where the Minister and Associate Minister are the main recipients. Papers received from other agencies, or where a paper has been referred to the Minister by another Minister, are not included in this list.

Titles of briefings that accompany responses to Official Information Act requests to the Minister are not included in this list.

Some information has been withheld for the following reasons:

  • National security or defence
  • Privacy of natural persons
  • Commercial information
  • Confidentiality
  • Confidential advice to Government
  • Free and frank expression of opinion
  • Legal professional privilege
  • Negotiations

August 2022

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2223-0301 Proactive Release of Cabinet Paper: Immigration (Visa Entry Permission and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2022 1 August MBIE
2223-0357 Weekly Report to the Minister and Associate Minister of Immigration 3 August MBIE
2223-0283 Meeting with New Zealand Aged Care Association – 5 August 2022 3 August MBIE
2223-0294 Talking points for LEG on 11 August 3 August MBIE
2223-0405 Talking points for hospitality stakeholder meeting 3 August MBIE
2223-0338 Meeting with Mahi for Ukraine and World Vision, 9 August 2022 5 August MBIE
2223-0465 Weekly Report to the Minister and Associate Minister of Immigration 10 August MBIE
2122-5086 Preliminary 2021/22 year-end information – Immigration portfolio 10 August MBIE
2223-0413 International Migration – June 2022 11 August MBIE
2223-0537 Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme - Requirements on employers and meeting with the Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner 16 August MBIE
2223-0455 Update on Recommendations form the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain on 15 March 2019 16 August MBIE
2223-0554 Weekly Report to the Minister and Associate Minister of Immigration 17 August MBIE
2223-0432 International Education and Post-study work rights: Non-degree ICT and trades courses 17 August MBIE
2223-0636 Impact of median wage on immigration settings 19 August MBIE
2223-0571 Meeting with the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, 24 August 22 August MBIE
2223-0584  Meeting with the United Kingdom Delegation, Thursday 25 August 2022 23 August MBIE
2223-0626 INZ Response to the DPMC Rapid Assessment 24 August MBIE
2223-0572 Zespri meeting on 25 August 2022 24 August MBIE
2223-0597 Proactive release of Cabinet paper Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2022 24 August MBIE
2223-0653 Active investor plus visa – final decisions to support implementation 25 August MBIE
2223-0648 Weekly Report to the Minister and Associate Minister of Immigration 25 August MBIE
2223-0502 Immigration Instructions: Phasing Out of Border Exceptions – Step 2 25 August MBIE
2223-0250 Immigration Instructions: New post-study work conditions 25 August MBIE
2223-0661 Onshore Working Holiday Scheme visa extensions to support short-term workforce demands 25 August MBIE
2223-0684 MBIE Submission to the Petitions Committee on the petition of Sukhdeep (Sona) Kaur - Stop Narinderjit Singh from being deported 26 August MBIE
2122-4954 Immigration System – Evidence and Data 26 August MBIE
2223-0758 Meeting with Tourism Industry Aotearoa 26 August MBIE
2223-0657 Amendments to Green List skill and qualification requirements 29 August MBIE

*Documents received by the Associate Minister of Immigration.

July 2022

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2122-4903 MBIE submission to the Petitions Committee on the petition of Yvonne Pern 1 July MBIE
2223-0028 Transitional wage threshold for Foreign Fishing Crew visa 4 July MBIE
2122-5046 Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum - 7-8 July 5 July MBIE
2122-5043 Proposed response to petition of Kostyantyn Starodub 6 July MBIE
2122-4955 Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme - policy update 6 July MBIE
2122-5048 International Education - Implementing Immigration Rebalance Decisions 6 July MBIE
2122-4806 Proactive release- Immigration Rebalance briefings 6 July MBIE
2122-4684 Immigration Rebalance - details of sector agreements - draft Cabinet paper 7 July MBIE
2122-4943 Proactive release of Cabinet paper - Resettling Afghan evacuees, settlement support, COVID-19, and considering options to extend our response 7 July MBIE
2122-4410 Skilled Migrant Category review 8 July MBIE
2223-0071 Immigration Rebalance - placement of nurses on the Green List 11 July MBIE
2223-0076 Options to support short-term workforce demands 11 July MBIE
2122-4848 Proactive release of Cabinet paper: ‘Three-year Refugee Quota Programme (2022/23 to 2024/25)’ 11 July MBIE
2122-1363 Special Directions to refund fees and levies 12 July MBIE
2122-4543 Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual amendments requiring certification – clarifying the definition of “mandated refugees” in Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship instructions 12 July MBIE
2122-4972 Proactive release of Briefing to the Incoming Minister of Immigration, June 2022 12 July MBIE
2122-4827 Response to Ombudsmen Act Investigation 13 July MBIE
2122-4712 Immigration Instructions: Phasing out of Border Exceptions 14 July MBIE
2223-0190 Update on Accredited Employer Work Visa Processing 15 July MBIE
2223-0060 Update on Active Investor Plus Visa Category 15 July MBIE
2223-0192 Weekly Report to the Minister and Associate Minister of Immigration 20 July MBIE
2122-0441 Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual amendments requiring certification - Revocation of migrant investment categories 20 July MBIE
2223-0025 Zespri Cocktail Function on 27 July 20 July MBIE
2223-0029 Pacific Immigration Issues: Meeting with Ministers Sio and Twyford 20 July MBIE
2223-0207 Draft Cabinet paper for consultation - Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2022 20 July MBIE
2122-4473 Immigration Instructions: Changes to living costs and establishing new post-study work conditions for students 21 July MBIE
2223-0065 Estimates Examination 2022/23: Draft Responses to Post-Hearing Questions for Vote Labour Market, Immigration portfolio 21 July MBIE
2223-0253 Contractor eligibility for Green list straight to residence pathway 21 July MBIE
2223-0140 Keynote speech at RSE conference 26 July MBIE
2122-4809 Immigration instructions: new skilled residence pathways 26 July MBIE
2223-0208 Further advice on the 2022 Special Ukraine Policy 26 July MBIE
2223-0263 Weekly Report to the Minister and Associate Minister of Immigration 27 July MBIE
2223-0054 Immigration Instructions – Recognised Seasonal Employer (Reconnecting New Zealand) 27 July MBIE
2223-0126 INZ planning and preparation for Step 5 of Reconnecting New Zealand 27 July MBIE
2223-0147 Final Cabinet paper on the Immigration Rebalance – details of sector agreements 27 July MBIE
2223-0314 Immigration Instructions – Revoking 2021 Resident Visa Category 27 July MBIE
2223-0247 Adjusting Working Holiday Scheme settings to support short-term workforce demands 29 July MBIE

*Documents received by the Associate Minister of Immigration.

June 2022

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2122-4382 Phasing out border exceptions 1 June MBIE
2122-4681 Talking Points for Cabinet – Amendments to immigration regulations to give effect to RCNZ decisions for work visa applicants 1 June MBIE
2122-4451 June 2022 Year-end underspend proposals: Vote Labour Market –
Immigration portfolio
1 June MBIE
2122-4652 Weekly Report to the Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister of Immigration* 2 June MBIE
2122-4653 Immigration Hot Topics* 2 June MBIE
2122-4675 Meeting with the UNHCR Regional Representative Adrian Edwards, June 2022 3 June MBIE
2122-4566 Proactive release – Immigration Rebalance Cabinet papers 3 June MBIE
2122-4417 Immigration Funding Review: Objectives and scope of Phase 2 3 June MBIE
2122-4616 Response to Incoming correspondence 3 June MBIE
2122-4642 Foreign interference risk in the immigration portfolio 7 June MBIE
2122-4722 Meeting with Hazara Afghan Leaders 8 June MBIE
2122-4705 Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual amendments requiring ministerial certification – Qualification requirements for the Green List* 8 June MBIE
2122-4540 Changes to immigration instructions to ensure that 18 year old 2022 Ukraine Visa holders have access to publicly funded healthcare 8 June MBIE
2122-4362 Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No2) 2022 – draft cabinet paper 9 June MBIE
2122-4769 Weekly Report to the Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister of Immigration* 9 June MBIE
2122-4768 Immigration Hot Topics* 9 June MBIE
2122-4760 Implementation of the job check gateway 9 June MBIE
2122-4716 Briefing for Minister on MBIE submission to Petitions Committee – Democracy for Myanmar 10 June MBIE
2122-4570 Proactive release of paper titles to the Minister and Associate Minister of Immigration* 13 June MBIE
2122-4846 Reopening work visas – amendments to immigration regulations 13 June MBIE
2122-4708 Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2022 – Final Cabinet paper 13 June MBIE
2122-4599 Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual amendments requiring certification – expansions of ski and silviculture workers 14 June MBIE
2122-4901 Talking points to support oral item at Cabinet on expanding the Spanish Working Holiday Scheme 16 June MBIE
2122-4857 Briefing for the Incoming Minister of Immigration 17 June MBIE
2122-4630 Estimates Examination 2022/23: Draft Responses to the Supplementary Written Questions for Vote Labour Market, Immigration portfolio 17 June MBIE
2122-4843 Weekly Report to the Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister of Immigration* 17 June MBIE
2122-4928 Immigration decision-making: Options for the role of the Associate Minister and Delegated Decision Makers 20 June MBIE
2122-4927 Talking points for LEG on 23 June 2022 21 June MBIE
2122-4456 2022/23 – 2024/25 Refugee Quota Programme and 2022/23 Refugee Quota composition 23 June MBIE
2122-4948 Weekly Report to the Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister of Immigration* 23 June MBIE
2122-4636 Special direction to grant limited visas to onshore Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers 23 June MBIE
2122-3267 Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual: Amendments Requiring Ministerial Certification – Implementing changes to the Refugee Family Support Category visas 23 June MBIE
2122-4990 Immigration Funding Review – Objectives and scope of Stage 2 23 June MBIE
2122-4804 Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual amendments requiring certification: Revocation of the Essential Skills work visa instructions 28 June MBIE
2122-4841 Proactive release of Cabinet paper – 2022 Immigration Fee and Levy Review and associated material 28 June MBIE
2122-5018 Weekly Report to the Minister and Associate Minister of Immigration* 29 June MBIE
2122-5013 Implementation of the work visa gateway 29 June MBIE
2122-4814 Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual amendments requiring certification - Minor border exception amendments 29 June MBIE
2122-4845 Proactive release of cabinet paper – amendments to give full effect to RNZ decisions 30 June MBIE

*Documents received by the Associate Minister of Immigration.

May 2022

Tracking number Title Date received by Minister Author
2122-4213 Working Holiday Scheme updates 4 May MBIE
2122-4237 Weekly Report to the Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister of Immigration* 5 May MBIE
2122-4103 New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) overseas search marketing programme 5 May MBIE
2122-4236 Immigration Hot Topics* 5 May MBIE
2122-4208 Reconnecting New Zealand - Reopening to the Pacific 5 May MBIE
2122-4080 Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual Amendments Requiring Ministerial Certification: Changes to living costs and post-study work rights for students 5 May MBIE
2122-4269 Immigration Rebalance – qualification levels for green list occupations and Job Check and Accredited Employer Work Visa Instructions 5 May MBIE
2122-4097 Amendments to immigration regulations to give effect to RCNZ decisions to reopen work visas 6 May MBIE
2122-4219 Final Productivity Commission Immigration Inquiry report 6 May MBIE
2122-4368 Talking points to support oral item at Cabinet on expanding family reunification border settings 9 May MBIE
2122-4268 Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual: Amendments Requiring Ministerial Certification – Miscellaneous amendments for Reconnecting New Zealand 11 May MBIE
2122-4391 Final Cabinet Paper and Talking Points – Expanding family reunification border settings 11 May MBIE
2122-4132 Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme - COVID-19 policy changes for the winter season 11 May MBIE
2122-4347 Border Exception Ministers – Amendments to Class Exceptions 12 May MBIE
2122-4223 2022 Dairy Industry Awards dinner 12 May MBIE
2122-4344 Weekly Report to the Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister of Immigration* 12 May MBIE
2122-4343 Immigration Hot Topics* 12 May MBIE
2122-4383 International Migration – March 2022 12 May MBIE
2122-4279 2021 Resident Visa Phase 2 Decision Forecasts 16 May MBIE
2122-4350 Meeting with construction sector CEs 16 May MBIE
2122-4240 Talking points for meeting with the High Commissioner of India 17 May MBIE
2122-4393 Education and Workforce Committee Inquiry into Migrant Exploitation Department Report 17 May MBIE
2122-4438 Meeting with the New Zealand Nurses Organisation on 18 May 17 May MBIE
2122-4431 Weekly Report to the Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister of Immigration* 19 May MBIE
2122-4430 Immigration Hot Topics* 19 May MBIE
2122-4483 Implementation of the employer accreditation gateway 19 May MBIE
2122-4440 Immigration New Zealand Operational Manual amendments requiring certification: Reconsideration requests under AEWV 19 May MBIE
2122-4162 Delegation of Ministerial powers – Grant visa as exception to restricted temporary entry instructions 20 May MBIE
2122-4552 Further information on the silviculture border class exception 20 May MBIE
2122-4504 Proactive release: Immigration Rebalance – Proposals for International Students 20 May MBIE
2122-4613 Amendments to give full effect to RCNZ decisions for work visa applicants 24 May MBIE
2122-4561 MBIE Submission to the Petitions Committee on the petition of Zorawar Mann 25 May MBIE
2122-4563 Further information - risk-based prioritisation process for the Accredited Employer Work Visa category 25 May MBIE
2122-4558 Weekly Report to the Minister of Immigration and Associate Minister of Immigration* 26 May MBIE
2122-4557 Immigration Hot Topics* 26 May MBIE
2122-4551 Revised Cabinet paper – Amendments to immigration regulations to give full effect to RCNZ decisions 27 May MBIE
2122-4306 Proposed update of the Immigration New Zealand list of low TB incidence countries, areas and territories 27 May MBIE
2122-4214 Proactive release – Aotearoa New Zealand’s refugee resettlement offer to Australia 27 May MBIE
2122-4556 Proposed response to Petitions Committee – petition of Sunita Jeram 27 May MBIE
2122-4390 Release of two reports on the topic of migrant exploitation 27 May MBIE
2122-4541 Special Direction to vary Critical Purpose Visitor Visa travel conditions 27 May  MBIE
2122-2957 Update on the outcomes and success indicators of the New Zealand Migrant Settlement and Integration Strategy and the New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy* 27 May MBIE
2122-4657 Meeting with Dunedin Mayor, Aaron Hawkins, on 1 June 2022 30 May MBIE
2122-4455 World Refugee Day Parliament event – 20 June 2022 31 May MBIE

*Documents received by the Associate Minister of Immigration.

Last updated: 18 October 2022