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Bank of China Tourism Industry Partnership

‘INZ is pleased to announce a new tourism industry partnership with the Bank of China Limited’ Immigration New Zealand is now partnered with the Bank of China Limited, the world’s fifth largest bank. From 01 July 2016, holders of People’s Republic of China passports who are Bank of China Private Banking and Prestigious Wealth Management clients can receive streamlined visa processing from INZ, making it even easier for them to apply for a New Zealand visitor visa. All applicants will still need to meet health and character requirements, and INZ has worked with the Bank of China to ensure that all visa applicants who submit applications under this arrangement meet other necessary requirements

Woman Jailed over Immigration Fraud

A Chinese woman has been sentenced to 26 months’ imprisonment for immigration fraud. Yunjuan Li was sentenced at the Christchurch District Court after pleading guilty to six charges of supplying false or misleading information to an immigration officer and one representative charge of producing a passport knowing it to have been fraudulently obtained. After being declined a visa to New Zealand, Yunjuan Li enlisted the help of an international travel agency to change the identity of both her and her 18- year-old son and obtained a fraudulent Chinese passport for both of them. Under her new identity Li was approved a visitor visa in 2005 and subsequently married a New Zealand citizen in 2006.


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