A New Zealander is calling on immigration to change its processes after his 70-year-old mother was asked whether she was pregnant and to provide a CV.
IT security architect Osama Al Omari waited six months for his parents’ visitor visa to be approved and he had to upload the same documents more than once.
The problems are still continuing for him and his family as they can’t download their visa from Immigration New Zealand’s online system, says Al Omari.
The agency says it has a “small number” of complaints about downloads not working.
“Now the process is a total pain. My mum is 70 years old – there are questions in the application ‘is my mum pregnant?’
Al Omari doen’t want an apology, but he says INZ needs to understand the hurt they are causing.
“Now the borders are open, we can’t get them in.
An immigration adviser says they have encountered the question of pregnancy in a health form for a three-year-old child, who was in a family application for residence.
INZ says it’s part of its standard questions.