27 Mar 2019

New staff and high demand blamed for visa delays

From Morning Report, 8:40 am on 27 March 2019

Heavy demand for New Zealand visas at the same time as new staff being trained by Immigration New Zealand are to blame for frustrating delays. Companies desperate for staff are having to wait months for a work visa, and applicants say they are hitting a brick wall when they try to find out what's happening. Our immigration reporter, Gill Bonnett, filed this report.