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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
127 Special provisions relating to persons returning to New Zealand in emergency or other circumstances beyond their control
  • (1) Where the holder of a temporary permit departs from New Zealand for another country on any craft, and—

    • (a) before arriving in any other country is forced to return, or returns, to New Zealand by reason of any emergency affecting the craft, or because of any other emergency or circumstances beyond the person's control; and

    • (b) the person's permit has expired, or is due to expire, at any time between the person's departure from New Zealand and the date 14 days after the person's return to New Zealand,—

    an immigration officer shall, on application by that person, grant a temporary permit to that person current until a date not earlier than the 14th day following that return.

    (2) Where a person who is exempt under this Act from the requirement to hold a permit departs from New Zealand for another country on any craft, and—

    • (a) before arriving in any other country is forced to return, or returns, to New Zealand by reason of any emergency affecting the craft, or because of any other emergency or circumstances beyond the person's control; and

    • (b) the exemption has expired, or is due to expire, at any time between the person's departure from New Zealand and the date 14 days after the person's return to New Zealand,—

    that person shall be deemed to be exempt under this Act from the requirement to hold a permit for a period of 14 days following the day of that return.