Contesting immigration descision?
July 12, 2010 7:29 AM Subscribe
Does anyone have any experience with contesting an Immigration New Zealand application decision?
posted by anonymous to law & government (3 answers total)
My EOI got selected from the pool but has been declined on what seems to me to be a technicality – I’m not getting any points for my profession being in an Area of Absolute Skills Shortage as I do not have an undergraduate degree in that field. I do however have a masters degree in that field, as well as the requisite three years industry experience. I would have thought that that would be sufficient but apparently not...
I have asked staff at my university to help me by providing information about modules taken and that my masters could be considered a ‘conversion’ course (it was a taught not research masters) and should be roughly equivalent to an undergraduate degree. Unfortunately I don’t think they will get back to me in time as I have a deadline to provide documentation to support my claim, and they are swamped as it is graduation this month.
I have spoken to my case manager once and provided extra documentation once so far, all of which was very civil / positive sounding but ultimately didn’t get me anywhere.
I’d really like someone else (e.g. a senior case manager or someone) to look at my case but I don’t want to be a dick about it. I'm still able to get approved by getting a job offer, it’s just extra time / money / difficulty / stress to do so. Should I try and argue my case now, or just decide discretion is the better part of valour and keep silent (I don’t want to negatively affect my future chances by labelling myself a troublemaker)?
tl;dr has anyone got any experience of successfully going up the food chain arguing a point with immigration? Did it work? Throwaway email: firstname.lastname@example.org