WELLINGTON (PNA/Xinhua) – The New Zealand government on Tuesday announced new rules to allow Filipinos caught up in a visa scam to continue working in the dairy industry.
The rule change would apply to Filipino dairy workers who might have provided incorrect information relating to their qualifications and experience with their original work visa applications, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said.
“Today I approved amendments to immigration instructions to allow further work visas to be granted to those workers who admit to previously providing incorrect information,” Woodhouse said. Those who were compliant in all other respects with the regulations would be eligible to be granted a further work visa.
Last month, law enforcement officials arrested a woman with dual Filipino-New Zealand nationality on charges of helping Filipinos fraudulently acquire visas to work in New Zealand’s dairy industry.