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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicPizza View Post
    Off topic but how do you make a signature?
    In the top right of the browser, go to "settings," then you will see a few bars on the left, including profile settings. That's where the edit signature link is.

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    Thanks so much! I couldn't see the option on mobile

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    There is only one queue - it is literally a massive filing cabinet that holds every application in paper form once it is lodged. An application goes from the mail room (where the envelope is literally just opened and a mailroom person sees which lodgement team is applicable based on the type of application contained in the envelope they've opened) to the lodgement team (who checks that all the lodgement requirements are met, creates a digital application file, takes payment and creates a paper application file of all the documents the client sent in) who then send it on to the SMC team. It's when it reaches the SMC team that the staff there are checking whether the application meets their "priority allocation criteria" (ugh ) and then puts it straight onto an Immigration Officer's desk, or whether it joins the end of the looooong queue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGoodhue View Post
    There is only one queue - it is literally a massive filing cabinet that holds every application in paper form once it is lodged. An application goes from the mail room (where the envelope is literally just opened and a mailroom person sees which lodgement team is applicable based on the type of application contained in the envelope they've opened) to the lodgement team (who checks that all the lodgement requirements are met, creates a digital application file, takes payment and creates a paper application file of all the documents the client sent in) who then send it on to the SMC team. It's when it reaches the SMC team that the staff there are checking whether the application meets their "priority allocation criteria" (ugh ) and then puts it straight onto an Immigration Officer's desk, or whether it joins the end of the looooong queue.
    Is the looooong queue made up of paper applications or are they digitised by this point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicPizza View Post
    Is the looooong queue made up of paper applications or are they digitised by this point?
    I'd presume the in pile gets checked with the lodgement team that all expected documents in the letter they issued you are present and then scanned in. Seeing as they return incomplete applications pretty quickly there must be a skim of them before taking your money and digitising the whole thing. Considering the size of our application and that there's thousands more a year that's a dance big going cabinet they've got going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicPizza View Post
    Is the looooong queue made up of paper applications or are they digitised by this point?
    Literally a gigantic cabinet full of paper applications - no scanning of Residence applications takes place. Far too labour-intensive for applications which can be up to 200 pages of documentation at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGoodhue View Post
    Literally a gigantic cabinet full of paper applications - no scanning of Residence applications takes place. Far too labour-intensive for applications which can be up to 200 pages of documentation at times.
    I actually can't believe they don't take copies. What happens if the Manukau office catches fire? Do all the thousands of applicants have to reapply with new documents? Surely there's a contingency plan for such an occurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGoodhue View Post
    Literally a gigantic cabinet full of paper applications - no scanning of Residence applications takes place. Far too labour-intensive for applications which can be up to 200 pages of documentation at times.
    That's nuts! Hope they manage to move it online in the near future sooo much easier for everyone... I would imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deverett View Post
    I actually can't believe they don't take copies. What happens if the Manukau office catches fire? Do all the thousands of applicants have to reapply with new documents? Surely there's a contingency plan for such an occurance.
    Freaking scary. Can't imagine how long it would take to process all the stuff again. Ah well, I hope that never happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EGoodhue View Post
    There is only one queue - it is literally a massive filing cabinet that holds every application in paper form once it is lodged. An application goes from the mail room (where the envelope is literally just opened and a mailroom person sees which lodgement team is applicable based on the type of application contained in the envelope they've opened) to the lodgement team (who checks that all the lodgement requirements are met, creates a digital application file, takes payment and creates a paper application file of all the documents the client sent in) who then send it on to the SMC team. It's when it reaches the SMC team that the staff there are checking whether the application meets their "priority allocation criteria" (ugh ) and then puts it straight onto an Immigration Officer's desk, or whether it joins the end of the looooong queue.
    Thanks for your reply @EGoodhue.
    I'm not surprised it was just a deflective technique. Erin, have you heard anything back from The Ombudsman?

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