Immigration Act 1987

66 Power to require surrender of documents from third party
  • (1) Where a person has refused or failed to surrender a passport or certificate of identity under section 65, or has under that section given the immigration officer details of where such a document can be found, an immigration officer may, if the officer has good cause to suspect that the person holds the document, and without further authority than this section, in the prescribed manner request any third party who holds such a document to surrender it to the officer.

    (2) A person who fails without reasonable excuse to comply with a request made under subsection (1) commits an offence against this Act

    (3) If the third party surrenders any document under this section then no action against that person lies in any court in respect of that surrender, notwithstanding anything in any other Act or rule of law.

    Section 66: substituted, on 1 October 1999, by section 34 of the Immigration Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 16).

    Section 66: substituted, on 18 November 1991, by section 31 of the Immigration Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 113).