Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Immigration - Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations 2007/08

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Immigration (M38)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Labour

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR: Minister of Labour

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Immigration
2007/08
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Immigration Advisers Authority (M38)

Regulation of persons who give immigration advice, and facilitation of education and professional development and of public awareness by the Immigration Advisers Authority, pursuant to the functions described in section 35 of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007.
- 2,305 2,305

Services to Increase the Capacity of New Zealand Through Immigration (M38)

Provision of migrant customer services that include facilitation, decision making and border risk management, response to settlement needs and community initiatives to encourage migrant participation. Provision of related advice on appropriate policy settings, research and evaluation, Ministerial services and support services for Residence Review Board and Removal Review Authority, is also funded by this appropriation.
143,291 14,986 158,277

Services to Position New Zealand as an International Citizen with Immigration-Related Interests and Obligations (M38)

Provision of refugee customer services that include selection, travel and resettlement of quota refugees and refugee status determinations and support processes for claimants. Participation in multilateral initiatives, the preparedness to respond to a humanitarian crisis, the provision of related advice on appropriate policy settings, research and evaluation, and support services for Refugee Status Appeal Authority is also funded by this appropriation.
15,556 997 16,553

Total Departmental Output Expenses

158,847 18,288 177,135

Other Expenses to be incurred by the Crown

RRB, RRA and RSAA Members' Salaries and Allowances (M38)

Fees, Salaries and Allowances for Members of the Residence Review Board (RRB), the Removal Review Authority (RRA) and the Refugee Status Appeal Authority (RSAA).
2,577 - 2,577

Total Other Expenses to be incurred by the Crown

2,577 - 2,577

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

161,424 18,288 179,712

Information Supporting the Supplementary Estimates Vote Immigration #

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Immigration (M38)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Labour

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR: Minister of Labour

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote#

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Immigration
2007/08
Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates Total
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000

Appropriations

Output Expenses 158,847 18,288 - 18,288 177,135
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 2,577 - - - 2,577
Capital Expenditure - - - - -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -

Total Appropriations

161,424 18,288 - 18,288 179,712

Crown Revenue and Receipts

Tax Revenue - N/A N/A - -
Non-Tax Revenue 11,528 N/A N/A - 11,528
Capital Receipts - N/A N/A - -

Total Crown Revenue and Receipts

11,528 N/A N/A - 11,528

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses#

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Immigration
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcome: New Zealand will prosper and be enriched through its connections with the rest of the world.Impact: The interests of consumers receiving immigration advice will be promoted and protected, and the reputation of New Zealand as a migration destination will be enhanced, by providing for the regulation of persons who give immigration advice.  Immigration Advisers Authority

Immigration Advisers Authority (M38)

Scope of Appropriation

Regulation of persons who give immigration advice, and facilitation of education and professional development and of public awareness by the Immigration Advisers Authority, pursuant to the functions described in section 35 of the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Immigration Advisers Authority (M38) - Immigration
2007/08
Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation - 2,305 2,305
Revenue from the Crown - 2,305 2,305
Revenue from Others - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This new appropriation of $2.305 million was approved during 2007/08 following the passing of the Immigration Advisers Authority Act 2007. The establishment of the Immigration Advisers Authority will initially be funded by the Government, but future years will see the majority of the funding received from the immigration adviser industry.

Services to Increase the Capacity of New Zealand Through Immigration (M38)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provision of migrant customer services that include facilitation, decision making and border risk management, response to settlement needs and community initiatives to encourage migrant participation. Provision of related advice on appropriate policy settings, research and evaluation, Ministerial services and support services for Residence Review Board and Removal Review Authority, is also funded by this appropriation.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation will increase by $14.986 million to $158.277 million for 2007/08. This increase mainly relates to:

  • additional migrant levy revenue for settlement and immigration research ($2.548 million)
  • implementing the Immigration Business Transformation Project ($3.300 million)
  • a review of immigration fees principles and subsequent increase in fees ($9.409 million)
  • reforecast volumes for visa and permit services ($1.360 million)
  • a fiscally neutral adjustment for the Refugees Plus Ten: Perspective on Settlement, Identify and Community Project to output expense Services to Position New Zealand as an International Citizen ($253,000)
  • transfer to 2008/09 for the Department of Labour's ICT Infrastructure Programme ($743,000)
  • transfer to 2008/09 for a revised list of recognised qualifications ($705,000).

Scope of Appropriation#

Provision of refugee customer services that include selection, travel and resettlement of quota refugees and refugee status determinations and support processes for claimants. Participation in multilateral initiatives, the preparedness to respond to a humanitarian crisis, the provision of related advice on appropriate policy settings, research and evaluation, and support services for Refugee Status Appeal Authority is also funded by this appropriation.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation will increase by $997,000 to $16.553 million for 2007/08. The increase is mainly due to:

  • a reforecast for volume changes for visa and permit services ($613,000)
  • transfer from 2006/07 for the Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme ($175,000)
  • Growth and Innovation Framework funding inter-departmental transfer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade ($83,000)
  • a fiscally neutral adjustment for the Refugees Plus Ten: Perspective on Settlement, Identify and Community Project from output expense Services to Increase the Capacity of New Zealand through Immigration ($156,000)
  • transfer to 2008/09 for the Department of Labour's ICT Infrastructure Programme ($32,000).