Minister explains new visa process for culturally arranged marriages

From Morning Report, 7:56 am on 14 November 2019

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says migrants will be able to navigate the new visa process for culturally arranged marriages.

A change at Immigration New Zealand in May made it harder for people who had an arranged marriage to bring their partner to New Zealand.

The Government announced this would be changed after uproar from the Indian community, and on Wednesday it announced a special culturally arranged visa available for people coming to New Zealand to get married will be extended to those who marry New Zealand citizens and residents overseas.

Mr Lees-Galloway speaks to Kim Hill.