29 Nov 2019

Immigration NZ allows overstayers as it catches up on paperwork

From Checkpoint, 5:25 pm on 29 November 2019

Immigration New Zealand is so behind its visa paperwork, it's told some immigrants they could overstay while their applications are processed.

It has apologised to more than 100 people who were left unlawfully in the country as a result, and is telling them it will not hold them responsible.

Gill Bonnett reports.