Majority of Auckland work visas taking more than 60 days

4:46 pm on 5 March 2018

The latest figures from Immigration New Zealand show officials did not meet performance targets for deciding residence visas in half of all cases.

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Almost three-quarters of work visas are being completed within 24 days nationwide, but that figure falls to 62 percent in Auckland.

Only one in three applications was being finalised within 60 days in the city.

Immigration New Zealand said processing times depended on the complexity of applications.

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