Mohammad Tofazzal Alam, a survivor of the terror attack in Christchurch, currently holds a three-year work visa, but said he was unable to return to his previous sales position because of mental trauma. He was afraid to see strangers after the attack and asked the Immigration Bureau to approve his and his wifes resident visa applications.
Aram said that on the day of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, he witnessed a man near him being hit at a mosque, and his own car was damaged in the attack.
Aram said he and his wife wanted to return to Bangladesh to visit their families, who were worried about them. But Aram was afraid to leave because he was afraid that his wife would not be able to enter the country after leaving the country.
Allam reportedly arrived in New Zealand in 2014 to take some business courses. He said he and his wife liked life in New Zealand. If immigration can help us get the right of abode, at least we dont have to worry about the issue of work visas, and we have more choices to work.
Peter Elms, general manager of the New Zealand Immigration Service, said in a statement that the Immigration Service understands the feelings of the people affected by the shooting and that its priority is to address the eligibility of victims and their immediate relatives.
Elms said the couples application was being processed and the Immigration Department would make a final decision as soon as possible. In addition, the Government is considering providing further support to victims of temporary visas and will issue announcements in due course.
Source: Responsible Editor of China News Network: Youyuan_NO4712