Pacific immigration ballots to be drawn this Friday
5 June 2012
Citizens of Samoa, Tonga, Kiribati and Tuvalu who have registered for this year’s Samoa Quota and Pacific Access Category will soon find out if their applications are selected in the ballot run at the end of the week.
Acting Head of Immigration New Zealand Steve Stuart says over 8,000 registration applications were received this year for the ballot and Immigration New Zealand will only contact those who are successful in the ballot draw and are eligible to apply for residence under the Samoa Quota or Pacific Access Category.
The Samoa Quota ballot will take place at the New Zealand High Commission building in Apia and it will be a significant event as it coincides with Samoa’s 50th independence celebration. The Pacific Access Category ballots draw will take place at the Immigration New Zealand Nuku’alofa branch.
Mr Stuart says the team has worked well together to ensure that all registration applications are entered successfully in the system and check all applications to ensure that those applying meet the quota registration requirements.