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Potentially Prejudicial Information (PPI)

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Potentially Prejudicial Information

Potentially Prejudicial Information (PPI)

You can make comments and submit supporting evidence if Immigration New Zealand has sent you a Potentially Prejudicial Information Letter (PPI), highlighting the concerns which may negatively affect the outcome of your visa application.

In line with the principles of fairness and natural justice, you are given an opportunity to comment before a decision is made on your application and you must take this seriously. The stakes invariably become high when you receive one of these letters, as essentially Immigration New Zealand has identified concerns which if not addressed adequately could lead to your application being declined.

Please note that applicants who are outside of New Zealand would only receive a PPI letter in certain situations, whereas, applicants who are inside New Zealand will receive a PPI letter if any concerns are identified which may adversely affect the outcome of their application.

Under section 58 of the Immigration Act 2009, the onus is on the visa applicant to ensure that all necessary information has been provided to the immigration officer. Hence, it is in your interests to make sure your PPI response is clear and complete, with the appropriate evidence to back up any claims.

If advocacy in response to your PPI letter is vague and lacking in substantive information, your visa will be declined. We can help you prepare a comprehensive response and advocate your case strongly.

If you have received a Potentially Prejudicial Information Letter letter or would like to know more about the process, , assessment criteria and the pitfalls that you should be aware of, please call us today on +64 9 379 0219 or email [email protected]

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