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  • repealed
  • Immigration Act 1987: repealed, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 404 of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).
148C Other charges
  • (1) Nothing in section 148A or section 148B prevents the Department of Labour from charging persons for any of the services the Department provides in relation to the administration of this Act, other than services to which a fee applies under the other provisions of this Act.

    (2) Without limiting subsection (1), and for the avoidance of doubt, the Department may—

    • (a) operate a telephone information service for which each caller pays according to their usage or on some averaged basis:

    • (b) charge persons for the cost of mailing or couriering information to them, or the cost of moving, at the person's request, the administration of a matter relating to the person from 1 office of the Department to another:

    • (c) charge for the cost of written material, unless that material is required by any Act or by regulations made under this Act to be provided free of charge:

    • (d) charge for access to any website, or for information or services provided by any website, operated by the Department:

    • (e) charge for access to any library or research services provided in relation to immigration or refugee matters:

    • (f) charge any person for services requested by (and provided to) that person in relation to immigration matters, other than services provided in a customs place:

    • (g) charge any person for the supply of forms to the person in quantity, where it is apparent that the forms are not for the person's own personal use.

    (3) All such charges received by the Department of Labour must be paid into the Departmental Bank Account.

    (4) Nothing in subsection (1) or subsection (2)(f) authorises the charging of any person who operates a customs place for services provided in relation to immigration or refugee matters.

    (5) Nothing in subsection (2)(f) affects the ability to recover costs under section 125 or section 148.

    Section 148C: inserted, on 1 October 1999, by section 54 of the Immigration Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 16).