This paper was first delivered at the LexisNexis Immigration Law Conference on 22 May 2018
Stewart Dalley, Associate; Somang you, Senior Solicitor, and Pooja Sundar, Solicitor, Ryken and Associates
RESIDENCE APPEALS – CURRENT LANDSCAPE
Since last year’s conference there have been 235 decisions fully uploaded to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal’s website (covering the period 1 May 2017 – 31 October 2017).
Of those, the Tribunal:
- Confirmed 120 decisions of Immigration New Zealand;
- Cancelled 12 decisions of Immigration New Zealand – referred back due to new information;
- Cancelled 74 decisions of Immigration New Zealand – referred back because decision was incorrect;
- Referred 29 appeals to the Associate Minister of Immigration to consider grant of residence visa.
According, on average, Immigration New Zealand decided 31% of the decisions appealed during the period 1 May 2017 – 31 October 2017. A similar picture is provided for in the Tribunal’s annual report published for the period 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017. There, the Tribunal provides 609 residence appeals were decided, of which it:
- Confirmed 348 decisions of Immigration New Zealand;
- Allowed 189 appeals;
- Referred 72 appeals to the Associate Minister.
Again, this provides, on average, Immigration New Zealand wrongly decided 31% of the residence decisions that were appealed. Those figures are repeated in earlier reports of the Tribunal.
To read more, please click here: Case Law Update – IPT Residence Appeals