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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).

Residence by invitation

  • Section 13D heading: inserted, on 9 September 2003, by section 9 of the Immigration Amendment Act (No 2) 2003 (2003 No 47).

13D Expressions of interest in residence
  • (1) A person who, by virtue of rules or criteria set under section 13B(3A), is of a class or category of person that may apply for a residence visa or residence permit only if invited to do so by the Minister or a visa officer or an immigration officer may notify his or her interest in obtaining such an invitation in the prescribed manner.

    (2) It is the responsibility of the person submitting an expression of interest to ensure that all information, evidence, and submissions that the person wishes to have considered in support of the expression of interest are provided when the expression of interest is submitted, and the Minister or visa officer or immigration officer considering the expression of interest—

    • (a) is not obliged to seek any further information, evidence, or submissions; and

    • (b) may determine whether or not to issue an invitation to apply for residence on the basis of the information, evidence, and submissions provided.

    (3) Nothing in subsection (2) prevents the Minister or visa officer or immigration officer from taking into account any information, evidence, or submissions provided by the person at any time before the decision whether to issue the invitation is made.

    Section 13D: inserted, on 9 September 2003, by section 9 of the Immigration Amendment Act (No 2) 2003 (2003 No 47).