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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).

Claims for refugee status

129E Claim to be determined by refugee status officer
  • (1) Every claim to be recognised as a refugee in New Zealand is to be determined by a refugee status officer.

    (2) The chief executive of the Department of Labour is from time to time to designate as refugee status officers such persons employed in the Department as the chief executive considers necessary for the purposes of this Part.

    (3) No person may be designated as a refugee status officer, or act as a refugee status officer, at any time when the person is also currently employed in considering applications for permits under this Act or in administering the removal provisions in Part 2.

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