NZ Immigration draws Tongan applicants’ Pacific ballots

    Toho e lulu monū’ia ‘a e kakai Tonga’ ki ha nofo Nu’u Sila’ he ‘aho’ ni. Ko e lulu ‘eni ‘oku ‘iloa ko e Pacific Access Category pea ‘atā ke 'apalai ki ai ‘a e toko 650 mei he Pasifiki’ ‘o peheni: Tonga (250), Fiji (250), Tuvalu (75) mo Kiribati (75). ‘E fakahā leva ko hai ‘oku monū’ia he lulu’ ni ‘i he ‘aho 15 ‘o Sune 2018. Ne a'u ki he 11,000 'a kinautolu ia ne 'apalai he ta'u ni'.

    The New Zealand Pacific Access Category quotas will be drawn by ballot today.

    A total of 650 places are available under the Pacific Access Category for nationals from Tonga (250), Fiji (250), Tuvalu (75) and Kiribati (75).

    Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Assistant General Manager Jeannie Melville said around 11,000 registrations were received this year under the Pacific Access Category quotas.

    The PAC quota ballot results will be announced on 15 June 2018.

    Those who are successful in being drawn from the ballot will be contacted directly by INZ about how and by when they are required to complete and lodge their formal residence visa applications.

    There are another 1,100 places available under the Samoan Quota for Samoan nationals. This year the Samoan Quota ballot will be drawn on 29 June and results will be announced on 6 July.

    For further media information contact +64 (0) 274 422 141 or email media@mbie.govt.nz

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