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Govt’s Covid-19 policies blamed for creating international visa backlog

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Publish Date
Tue, 10 May 2022, 7:46am
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Govt’s Covid-19 policies blamed for creating international visa backlog

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 10 May 2022, 7:46am

The Government’s Covid-19 policies are being blamed for creating an international visa backlog. 

Over the past two years there’s been a surge in overseas investors wanting to live here. 

However, Immigration New Zealand is struggling to keep up with the demand – seeing people withdraw from the wait-list. 

Malcolm Pacific Immigration Chief Executive David Cooper told Mike Hosking visa policies during the pandemic have caused big issues.

He says the Government suspended visa processing for anyone who wasn't in New Zealand, which impacted overseas investors.

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