Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Fijian national encouraged to leave New Zealand voluntarily

Update: Representatives acting for Mr Kumar have been in touch with Immigration New Zealand (INZ) today requesting more time to make the necessary arrangements for him to travel to Fiji. INZ has agreed to give the representatives a week to provide details. No deportation action will take place in the meantime.

MEDIA RELEASE

27 FEBRUARY 2014

Fijian national encouraged to leave New Zealand voluntarily

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is urging Fijian national Sanil Kumar to leave New Zealand voluntarily so that he can apply for a visitor visa to come back to New Zealand when the money has been raised for the kidney transplant he needs.

INZ’s Acting Compliance Operations Manager Natalie Gardiner says an application for a work visa by Mr Kumar was declined in July last year after a labour market test found there were New Zealanders suitable or trainable for his job as a metal trades worker.

Mr Kumar has been given until tomorrow to depart voluntarily or face deportation. A voluntary departure does not preclude people returning to New Zealand if they are able to obtain the necessary visa.  But if he is deported he will face a ban of up to five years on returning to New Zealand, as well as having to repay any costs associated with deportation.

“INZ is advised that peritoneal dialysis facilities – the type of dialysis he is receiving – are available in Fiji,” Ms Gardiner says. “It’s important that all migrants have an acceptable standard of health to minimise costs and demands on New Zealand’s health services. INZ acknowledges that money is being raised for the $130,000 cost of a transplant for Mr Kumar, but he has already incurred significant health debts in the region of $30,000.”

Although Mr Kumar has been unlawfully in New Zealand since July INZ has given him until 28 February to settle his affairs and arrange his medical treatment.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news