In an attempt to consolidate its visa processes, Immigration New Zealand may close several of its offshore and onshore branch offices, a statement by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment said. The reviewal process includes:
- Specialising visa processing by sector
- Reducing the number of processing sites
- Increasing the number of visas processed onshore
- Implementing a new leadership model for the department
This may also include closing down of offices in Ho Chi Minh, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Bangkok, Moscow, New Delhi, Pretoria, Shanghai, Auckland Central and Henderson.