Responding to Potentially Prejudicial Information (PPI)
You may have submitted an application for a temporary or residence visa. Several days later you received a letter from your immigration officer. He or she was asking you to provide some more information.
Please do not panic as your immigration officer didn't make his or her final decision yet. The officer had some concern about your application and provided you with the opportunities to responding his or her concern. Therefore he or she sent you the letter to get the additional evidence.
The letter from your immigration officer is called Potentially Prejudicial Information (PPI) letter.
There are several reasons for your immigration officer to issue the PPI letter. For example, he or she may question whether your intention to stay in NZ is genuine according to the specific visa's purposes or perhaps he or she was concerned about your employment arrangement with your employer.
Immigration Trust can represent you and respond to a PPI letter on your behalf. It is the responsibility of an applicant to provide all the necessary information with his or her application.
Please understand that your immigration officer does NOT have to seek to clarify or ask for more details from you. Therefore it is critical that you must respond to the PPI letter in a very logical, clear and complete manner with justification & evidence to back up your case.
Immigration Trust knows how to respond appropriately on behalf of our clients promptly. If the time frame given to you to respond to the PPI letter is not long enough, we will request an extension to your immigration officer.
However, when you apply for your temporary visa from outside of New Zealand, your immigration officer has NO obligation to send PPI letter to you. It means that you must get everything right from the beginning.