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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
35A Grant of permit in special case
  • (1) The Minister may at any time, of the Minister's own volition, grant a permit of any type to a person who—

    • (a) is in New Zealand; and

    • (b) is required under this Act to hold a permit to be in New Zealand; and

    • (ba) does not hold a permit to be in New Zealand; and

    • (c) is not a person in respect of whom a deportation order is in force; and

    • (d) is not a person in respect of whom a removal order is in force.

    (2) Nothing in subsection (1) of this section confers on any person the right to apply to the Minister for a permit, and where any person purports to apply for a permit under this section,—

    • (a) the Minister is under no obligation to consider the application; and

    • (b) whether the Minister considers the application or not,—

      • (i) the Minister is not obliged to give reasons for any decision relating to the application, other than the reason that this subsection applies; and

      • (ii) section 36 of this Act and section 23 of the Official Information Act 1982 shall not apply in respect of the application.

    Section 35A: inserted, on 18 November 1991, by section 18 of the Immigration Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 113).

    Section 35A(1)(ba): inserted, on 1 October 1999, by section 28 of the Immigration Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 16).