27 Nov 2019

'Ulterior motives' for NZ visa delays - immigration experts

From Checkpoint, 5:37 pm on 27 November 2019

The immigration industry is crying foul over what it says is 'Trump-style extreme vetting' - aimed at keeping a lid on immigration numbers.

The number of new residents to New Zealand is the lowest it's been in nearly 20 years, despite a sharp increase in applications.

Immigration New Zealand denies there is an attempt to slow down visa processing, but people wanting to move here say they are facing more and more hurdles.

Gill Bonnett reports.