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Thread: Parent Category Residency Visa

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    Default Parent Category Residency Visa

    Hi,

    Looks like govt. is in no rush to publish latest policies or even reopen the parent category! Lets support the petition started by David Barker as govt. has missed many deadline to even publish the updates leave aside opening the policy again!

    https://www.change.org/p/new-zealand...s_more.control

    Thanks
    Jaskaran Walia

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    Thanks for posting this. I am in a similar position wanting to bring my mother to NZ from the UK. Do you know what else has been done to raise this issue? Contact with immigration or MP's etc.?

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    I have personally tried contacting immigration and all they say is they are waiting for minister and department to revise the policy. They have no info if or not this will reopen at all! Its very disheartening that they closing the policy that reunite the families and contribute to such a small number in the total immigration count! 2K

    I think the best chance we have is to sign that petition and gain momentum. I have shared it with my family and friend to sign it as well. Just spread the word.

    I am planning to send a letter to my MP i.e. Judith Collin from Papakura to seek whats their stance on it is and see if they can seek answers from govt. Not really sure what else I can do. Not sure if there is a channel where immigration minister or PM interact with people directly!

    Keeping the hope alive mate!

    Thanks,
    Jaskaran Walia

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    Looks like they were reading my comment!!

    Here is the news!!

    https://www.odt.co.nz/news/politics/...-visa-category

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    It's still saying nothing concrete, but at least the issue is in the papers, niggling!

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    There's a small item in the NZ Herald this morning - print edition, I can't find it online - saying that INZ "is holding close to $3million in fees paid by the parents of residents who have been trying to get into the country for years" and that the petition has over 6000 signatures.
    There was also this opinion piece which, while it was against re-opening the category, at least is raising awareness of the issue: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12192505

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    Good grief, that's a "nice little earner" for the government. Shame on someone.

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    The online article (longer than the little paragraph in the print edition): https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=12194460

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