He is too fat to live in New Zealand, says Immigration Authorities


Albert Buitenhuis, a South African chef who weighs 130kg (286 pounds), was denied by the immigration authority when trying to renew their working visas with his wife in New Zealand.

According to his wife, the immigration did not mention anything about her husband’s weight even when they first stepped in the country where he was then 160kg.

“The irony is that at the moment he weighs less than when we first arrived in New Zealand and also less than in his first medical, which was accepted by [immigration authorities],” his wife said.

Immigration’s reason for not approving their working visa is because he has a high risk of complications such as diabetes and heart disease.