Pacific Immigration Quota results are out
2 August 2010
The results of the Immigration New Zealand 2010 Samoa Quota (SQ) and Pacific Access Category (PAC) Ballots are out.
These numbers were randomly selected from the 9,538 registration applications received for the opportunity to enter New Zealand.
Each registration was given a unique registration number that went into the ballot pool drawn on Friday, 23 July (Samoa on Thursday 22 July) to fill the quota places for each country - 1,100 places for Samoa, 250 for Tonga and 75 each for Tuvalu and Kiribati.
Only the successful registration numbers will be displayed from Monday 2 August at the Immigration New Zealand branches in Apia, Nuku’alofa, Suva, Manukau Pacific Region, New Zealand High Commission in Tarawa, Tuvalu High Commission in Suva and the Tuvalu Department of Labour. Successful lists will also be advertised in some key Pacific newspapers and on the Immigration New Zealand website www.immigration.govt.nz. Applicants can also ring the Immigration Call Centre 05 88 55 88 55 to check on their application.
Head of Immigration New Zealand Nigel Bickle says now that the lists are out there are specific requirements the successful ballotees must meet to be able to enter New Zealand.
“On the 12 August we will send out letters and notify all successful ballotees inviting them to apply for New Zealand residence. These letters will be sent only to successful applicants and will include residence application packs. We advise them to read their application packs carefully, and make sure they start immediately on their residence applications,” says Mr Bickle.
“If you need help to get started please contact your nearest Immigration New Zealand branch. We would also like to remind those people who do not have a postal address or a telephone number on their registration application that they must pick up their information packs from their local Immigration branch.”
Mr Bickle says the successful SQ and PAC applicants will have at least six months to meet all the necessary New Zealand immigration requirements and must lodge their residence application by 12 February 2011.
People who are not selected or successful from this year’s ballot will not be listed however they may be eligible to register again next year.
- Anyone seeking immigration advice needs to ensure their immigration adviser is licensed or otherwise lawfully entitled to give immigration advice. Immigration New Zealand will not accept an application lodged by an unlicensed adviser or a person who is not exempt.
- For the Kiribati and Tuvalu citizens – if you are in Fiji, Kiribati or Tuvalu –send residence applications to: Immigration New Zealand, Suva Branch, PO Box 15183 or 8th Floor Reserve Bank of Fiji Building, Pratt Street, Suva.
- For the Tonga citizens – if you are in Tonga – send residence applications to: Immigration New Zealand, Nuku’alofa Branch, PO Box 830 or 1st Floor Kupu House, Fatafehi Road, Nuku’alofa.
- For the Samoan citizens – if you are in Samoa – send residence applications to: Immigration New Zealand, Apia Branch, PO Box 227 or Ground Level, NZHC Building, Beach Road, Apia.
- Successfully selected people in New Zealand must be lawfully in New Zealand and send their residence applications to: Department of Labour (Immigration New Zealand), Pacific Region, PO Box 76-835, South Auckland Mail Centre, Manukau City, Auckland or Level 3 Westfield Tower, Westfield Manukau – cnr of Great South & Wiri Station Roads, Manukau.