Immigration Amendment Act 1999

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Immigration Amendment Act 1999

Public Act1999 No 16
Date of assent1 April 1999


This Act is administered in the Department of Labour





Claims for refugee status

Additional functions of refugee status officers in relation to continuation, etc, of refugee status

Appeals to refugee status appeals authority

Functions of authority otherwise than on appeals

General provisions relating to claims, etc

Claims and appeals completed before 1 October 1999

Transitional provisions

Amendments to other acts

An Act to—

  • (a) Improve the effectiveness of the removal regime for persons unlawfully in New Zealand by streamlining the procedures involved, so ensuring—

    • (i) A higher level of compliance with immigration laws; and

    • (ii) That persons who do not comply with immigration procedures and rules are not advantaged in comparison with persons who do comply; and

    • (b) Create a statutory framework for determining refugee status under the Refugee Convention; and

    • (c) Provide for a special security regime to protect sensitive security information that is relevant to immigration matters; and

    • (d) Introduce limited purpose permits and visas; and

    • (e) Provide a new statutory cost-recovery framework for immigration matters; and

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows: