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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
126A Responsibilities of internationally ticketed passengers travelling by air within New Zealand
  • (1) Where an internationally ticketed passenger is using air travel for a domestic sector, this section shall apply to that passenger from the time at which that passenger enters the departure hall at the commencement of the domestic sector until the time at which the passenger leaves the arrival hall at the end of the domestic sector.

    (2) Every person to whom this section applies shall produce for inspection on demand by an immigration officer that person's passport or certificate of identity and that person's boarding pass or tickets or both to enable the officer to determine whether or not the person is entitled to be in New Zealand with or without a permit under this Act.

    (3) Every person commits an offence against this Act who fails to produce on demand that person's passport or certificate of identity in accordance with subsection (2) of this section.

    (4) Every passport or certificate of identity or boarding pass or tickets produced by a person to an immigration officer under subsection (2) of this section—

    • (a) shall, if the person is a New Zealand citizen or holds a permit or is exempt under this Act from the requirement to hold a permit, be inspected immediately and returned to that person as soon as the inspection has concluded; or

    • (b) may, if the person does not hold a permit, and the officer does not grant that person a permit, be retained by the immigration officer, but after any such retention shall be returned to that person on that person's departure from New Zealand.

    Section 126A: inserted, on 21 March 1993, by section 8 of the Air Facilitation Act 1993 (1993 No 6).

    Section 126A(1): substituted, on 1 October 1996, by section 289(1) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (1996 No 27).

    Section 126A(2): amended, on 1 November 1994, by section 12 of the Air Facilitation (Domestic Passengers and Cargo) Act 1994 (1994 No 100).

    Section 126A(4): amended, on 1 November 1994, by section 12 of the Air Facilitation (Domestic Passengers and Cargo) Act 1994 (1994 No 100).

    Section 126A(4)(a): substituted, on 1 October 1996, by section 289(1) of the Customs and Excise Act 1996 (1996 No 27).