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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
144 General penalty for offences
  • (1) A person who commits an offence against section 142(1)(c), section 142(1)(d), section 142(1)(e), section 142(1)(ea), or section 142(2) is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years, a fine not exceeding $100,000, or both.

    (1A) A person who commits an offence against section 142(1)(eb) or section 142(1)(ec) is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years, a fine not exceeding $100,000, or both, for each person in respect of whom the offence was committed.

    (1B) A person who commits an offence against section 126(4), section 142(1)(f), section 142(1)(g), or section 142(1)(j) is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months, a fine not exceeding $5,000, or both.

    (2) Every person who commits an offence against this Act or against any regulations made under this Act for which no penalty is provided elsewhere than in this subsection is liable to a fine not exceeding $2,000.

    (3) Where any person is convicted of an offence against section 142(f) of this Act in respect of any person who is or was in New Zealand unlawfully, the Court may, instead of or in addition to any other sentence that it may impose in respect of the offence, order that the offender pay the whole or any specified portion of the costs incurred or likely to be incurred in removing the person in relation to whom the offence was committed.

    (4) For the purposes of subsection (3) of this section, the costs incurred or likely to be incurred in removing a person include—

    • (a) the costs of locating, detaining, and maintaining that person; and

    • (b) internal travel costs for that person,—

    incurred or likely to be incurred pending the person's removal from New Zealand.

    Section 144(1): amended, on 18 November 1991, by section 47(a) of the Immigration Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 113).

    Section 144(1): amended, on 1 October 1999, by section 52(1) of the Immigration Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 16).

    Section 144(1): substituted, on 18 June 2002, by section 16 of the Immigration Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 22).

    Section 144(1A): inserted, on 16 June 1999, by section 52(2) of the Immigration Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 16).

    Section 144(1A): substituted, on 18 June 2002, by section 16 of the Immigration Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 22).

    Section 144(1B): inserted, on 18 June 2002, by section 16 of the Immigration Amendment Act 2002 (2002 No 22).

    Section 144(2): amended, on 18 November 1991, by section 47(b) of the Immigration Amendment Act 1991 (1991 No 113).