Article Title:Barrymore's residency speed infuriates
Category:New Zealand Daily News
Author or News Staff
Published on:30th March 2004 - 12:00 pm
Story ID:2267
Text:The apparent ease with which entertainer Michael Barrymore has become a New Zealand resident has irked a Christchurch women who is dealing with immigration issues. The woman is outraged that Barrymore gained New Zealand residency within weeks of arriving in New Zealand, while her husband is still waiting after applying more than a year ago. Barrymore was given residency based on his relationship with Shaun Davis, a Briton who already had New Zealand residency. "When I know they can give Michael Barrymore residency within two or three months, it makes me furious. His lover wasn't even born here," said the woman. The Immigration Service says it will not comment on individual cases.    
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