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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
129J Limitation on subsequent claims for refugee status
  • (1) A refugee status officer may not consider a claim for refugee status by a person who has already had a claim for refugee status finally determined in New Zealand unless the officer is satisfied that, since that determination, circumstances in the claimant's home country have changed to such an extent that the further claim is based on significantly different grounds to the previous claim.

    (2) In any such subsequent claim, the claimant may not challenge any finding of credibility or fact made in relation to a previous claim, and the officer may rely on any such finding.

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