Pitcairn Trials Act 2002

Entry to and removal from New Zealand

10 Limited visas under Immigration Act 2009 for certain participants in trials


If this section applies to a person, the Minister (as defined in section 4 of the Immigration Act 2009) or an immigration officer may, if he or she thinks fit, grant a limited visa (or a further limited visa, if appropriate) and entry permission to the person under the Immigration Act 2009.


This section applies to a person only if—


the person is a person specified in section 11; and


the person is coming to, or is in, New Zealand; and


the person is not a New Zealand citizen or a person who already holds a visa (other than a transit visa) granted under the Immigration Act 2009; and


the person’s presence in New Zealand is or will be necessary or desirable in connection with a purpose specified in section 12.


This section applies whether or not the person concerned applies for, or consents to the granting of, the visa or entry permission, and despite anything to the contrary in any provision of the Immigration Act 2009 that relates to the granting of limited visas.


The grant of a visa or entry permission under this section and the Immigration Act 2009 does not affect the application of that Act to the person concerned.


Subsection (4) is subject to subsection (3) and section 13.

Section 10: substituted, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).