Immigration Act 1987

  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
3 Rights of New Zealand citizens protected
  • (1) For the purposes of this Act, every New Zealand citizen has, by virtue of that citizenship, the right to be in New Zealand at any time.

    (2) Nothing in this Act shall abrogate the right declared in subsection (1) of this section, and no provision of this Act that is inconsistent with that right shall apply to New Zealand citizens.

    (3) Without limiting the generality of subsection (2) of this section, no New Zealand citizen requires a permit under this Act to be in New Zealand, or to undertake employment in New Zealand or within the exclusive economic zone of New Zealand, or to undertake a course of study or training in New Zealand, and no such citizen is liable under this Act to removal or deportation from New Zealand in any circumstances.