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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
129B Definitions
  • (1) In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires:

    Authority means the Refugee Status Appeals Authority referred to in section 129N

    claim means a claim in New Zealand to be recognised as a refugee in New Zealand

    claimant, or refugee status claimant, means a person who has made a claim in New Zealand to be recognised as a refugee in New Zealand and whose claim has not been finally determined under this Act

    Convention means the Refugee Convention defined in section 2

    refugee status officer, or officer, means an employee of the Department of Labour who is designated by the chief executive under section 129E to undertake refugee status determinations under this Act and is not disqualified from doing so by subsection (3) of that section

    subsequent claim means a claim in New Zealand to be recognised as a refugee in New Zealand by a person who has previously made such a claim in New Zealand that has been finally determined.

    (2) For the purposes of this Part, a claim may not be treated as finally determined at any time before the expiry of the appropriate appeal period specified in section 129O(3).

    Section 129B: inserted, on 1 October 1999, by section 40 of the Immigration Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 16).