Decisions of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) show that of all the immigration appeals heard in the last reporting year, over 35% were allowed, due to incorrect decision-making by Immigration New Zealand (INZ). The number was even higher in the two previous years, at over 40%. While some human error is understandable (but still not acceptable!), the figures demonstrate the discouraging frequency with which INZ get it wrong.

According to the IPT’s last annual report, which covers the 12 months from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, of the 802 appeal outcomes decided in that year:

  1. 452 (56.4%) were declined (i.e. unsuccessful)
  2. 286 (35.6%) were allowed
  3. 64 (8%) were referred to the Associate Minister of Immigration, as even though the decision of INZ was correct, the IPT determined that the applicant had special circumstances which warranted an exception recommendation to the Minister

Source: IPT Annual Report

Please also read our previous article dated 29/12/2017 

Covid 19 Notice

As the impact of the coronavirus continues to evolve, we face this unprecedented situation together. The pandemic is affecting all of us. At Terra Nova Consultancy Ltd we wish to reach out and update you on how we are addressing it. Our top priority is to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, and our communities. Our focus on customer service remains at the center of everything we do, and we are fully committed to continue to serve you with our services, and striving to provide our services without interruption.Please listen and act upon the advise given by the Government, only in that way will we together be able to combat this challenge. And as always, stay healthy and keep safe.

TNC E-books

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Terra Nova Consultancy Ltd
14 Glanworth Place, Botany 2106
Manukau, Auckland 2106,
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Mobile: +64 275 706 540

Postal Address:
PO Box 58385, Botany
Manukau, Auckland 2163,
New Zealand

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Johannes Petrus (Peter) Hubertus Cornelis Hendrikx

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