8 Nov 2017

NZ Immigration public counter closures spark complaints

From , 6:03 am on 8 November 2017

Immigration officials in New Zealand are being warned there'll be more overstayers if the department doesn't reverse its decision to close public counters and to make people apply for visas online.

Immigration experts and the Pacific Island community leaders say the move is a blow for those who have English as a second language.  

Catherine Hutton reports.

Airport arrivals board showing New Zealand and Pacific countries

Photo: RNZ/Sara Vui-Talitu