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    Default Straight to Residence Visa

    Hi, Anyone applied for straight to residence visa? Do you know the processing time? Please let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farooq0520 View Post
    Hi, Anyone applied for straight to residence visa? Do you know the processing time? Please let me know.
    Per INZ: 50% of applications within 35 working days, 90% of applications within 76 working days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelerei View Post
    Per INZ: 50% of applications within 35 working days, 90% of applications within 76 working days.
    i see that is what i have seen, but i am wondering if anyone applied and got quicker results?

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    My experience: Submitted on 21 May 2023 and received letter of approval (in principle) on 30 May 2023.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junijo View Post
    My experience: Submitted on 21 May 2023 and received letter of approval (in principle) on 30 May 2023.
    did you apply from NZ or outside of NZ? I have applied on April 26th, 2023. Last i heard they wanted to get more information regarding the police clearance which submitted on 25th May 2023. Now waiting!!!! Where are you from? I applied from Malaysia.

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    I applied outside New Zealand (from Germany). I am an Indonesian citizen but have lived in Germany for more than half my life.

    Actually it was quite quick and straightforward in my case. The only problem was that they wanted a police certificate from my wife's former country, even though she is no longer a citizen of that country and hasn't lived there for 10 years. The immigration officer insisted, advised us to consult a lawyer and gave us only one week. Before the deadline passed, the police in that country simply sent a letter saying that they could not issue a police certificate for her because she (as a foreigner) was not resident in the country. I uploaded it and wrote a cover letter with something like "I told you so...". I also filed a complaint. Two days later, I received a letter of approval (in principle) and last week we sent our passports (we are family of 5) to London (NZ Visa Service) in order to get labelled.

    I documented all our email communications between me and the immigration officer and uploaded them all to my application, just for evidence and documentation in case we needed to take legal action later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junijo View Post
    I applied outside New Zealand (from Germany). I am an Indonesian citizen but have lived in Germany for more than half my life.

    Actually it was quite quick and straightforward in my case. The only problem was that they wanted a police certificate from my wife's former country, even though she is no longer a citizen of that country and hasn't lived there for 10 years. The immigration officer insisted, advised us to consult a lawyer and gave us only one week. Before the deadline passed, the police in that country simply sent a letter saying that they could not issue a police certificate for her because she (as a foreigner) was not resident in the country. I uploaded it and wrote a cover letter with something like "I told you so...". I also filed a complaint. Two days later, I received a letter of approval (in principle) and last week we sent our passports (we are family of 5) to London (NZ Visa Service) in order to get labelled.

    I documented all our email communications between me and the immigration officer and uploaded them all to my application, just for evidence and documentation in case we needed to take legal action later.

    When a officer email, you that he has done the initial assessment, means he is your CO? and he will decide the case? I am from Pakistan, and living in Malaysia for last 7 years. I submitted all the documents, last one required is police clearance from Singapore which i submitted on 25th May. I am still waiting.

    What was your field of work, and i am sure you were on the green's list right?
    Last edited by farooq0520; 13th June 2023 at 02:56 PM.

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    When a officer email, you that he has done the initial assessment, means he is your CO? and he will decide the case?
    Quite often that's true, but not absolutely always. Officials can get transferred to another department, or go on a long sick leave, or resign. When/If that happens, the official's case-load is transferred directly to other colleagues to go on being worked from wherever the first CO had got up to - the cases don't have to go back into the long queue to wait to be assigned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandM View Post
    Quite often that's true, but not absolutely always. Officials can get transferred to another department, or go on a long sick leave, or resign. When/If that happens, the official's case-load is transferred directly to other colleagues to go on being worked from wherever the first CO had got up to - the cases don't have to go back into the long queue to wait to be assigned.

    this should be quick process as i heard it gets prioritized above all the other case types.

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    Hmm, look back at old threads for actual experiences - some good, some not so good.

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