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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
28 Minister may require applicant for temporary permit to have sponsor
  • (1) Without limiting the Minister's discretion under section 27 of this Act, the Minister may, before granting a temporary permit, require the applicant to supply a written undertaking, in a form approved by the Minister, by any person acceptable to the Minister (in subsection (2) of this section called the sponsor) who is a New Zealand citizen or the holder of a residence permit or is exempt under section 12(1) of this Act from the requirement to hold a permit, relating to the employment, accommodation, maintenance (including the costs of any social services of a kind for which benefits are provided by the State), or repatriation of the applicant and any dependants of the applicant in New Zealand, or to any 2 or more of those matters, or to any other matter or matters specified by the Minister, and otherwise upon such conditions as the Minister may require.

    (2) In the event of the sponsor failing to comply with the whole or any part of the undertaking, the sponsor shall be liable to pay to the Crown all costs and expenses reasonably incurred by the Crown in respect of that failure.

    Section 28(1): amended, on 18 November 1991, by section 15 of the Immigration Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 113).