Several thousands of migrants' Parents are awaiting New Zealand to lift a moratorium placed on parent category visas in order for them to reunite with their children in the country. According to information that reached New Zealand's Education and Workforce Select Committee on Wednesday, May 1, above 5000 parents who seek to reunite with their children in New Zealand have expressed interest. This number can be double what it seems because a couple needs just a single application. Prior to the moratorium enforced by NZ's former government, a particular category of visa allowed parents of migrants who have been in New Zealand for at least three years and have permanent residency to join them in the country. Things changed in October 2016 when the then government of the country decided to put the visa on hold. The moratorium was to last two years, ought to have been lifted last year, but it appears the country has not decided to lift the ban. Addressing the matter, Ian Lees-Galloway - NZ immigration minister, could not say when the ban will finally be lifted or otherwise.
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