Each of us has our own view of what constitutes “humanitarian”. Still, in the context of New Zealand Immigration Policy, the term has specific meaning, relating to certain carefully defined classes of people.
New Zealand has a policy of accepting an annual quota of mandated UNHCR refugees. That is managed on a bilateral basis and is not subject to influence by individual applicants, so it is not discussed here.
However, former refugees, now settled in New Zealand, may sponsor other family members.
In this policy, “Family” only refers to siblings, children, or parents.
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In this policy, “Family” refers to a wider definition of “Family”
In addition to the “Family Reunion” policy (above), there is an annual quota (presently 300) of persons not otherwise eligible under any other policy, to be sponsored by family members. Sponsors need first of all to be selected in a 2-tier process. Proposed incoming family members need to be identified and registered. There is a limit on how many registrations may be submitted and how many family members can be in each tier of the selection process at any given time.
The process is complicated, and applicants usually seek assistance, either from professionals or skilled refugee support volunteers.
People may be considered for residence where they have been trafficked and are unable to return home because they are endangered, at risk of being re-trafficked, of suffering significant social stigma and financial hardship as a result of being trafficked.
People may be considered for residence if they intended to seek residence of New Zealand on the basis of a relationship, which has ended because of domestic violence to themselves or a dependent child, and they cannot return home because of the impacts of stigma, or because they have no means of independent financial support from employment or other means.
Malcolm Pacific Immigration does not normally offer services in regards to these policies other than by special arrangement.
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