Off-shore Entrepreneur Work Visa (EWV) Application will not be kindly advised to include any missing information from 17th October 2017.
Current process time for each EWV can be way over one year as it takes around 10 months for the case to be allocated to a Business Immigration Specialist.
Business Migration Brach (BMB) has been offering an opportunity to comment on information even when it was outside of the definition of PPI materials (E7.15.1) before a decision being made and send an update to its clients’ applications. This may have been abused and slowed down the entire process as some applicants or advisers poorly prepared their application and submitted first to wait to be guided what they have missed by INZ.
To reduce this unacceptable delay, BMB in Wellington has done the process review recently. The change will ensure that the Business Immigration Specialists will spend less time correcting poorly prepared application, especially the ones made off-shore and will make the decision based on what has been presented.
Therefore it is crucially important for any offshore EWV applications to be properly prepared and submitted to BMB.
For those principal applicants who are onshore, there will be no change to BMB's the current process.