Prostitution Reform Act 2003

Application of Immigration Act 2009

19 Application of Immigration Act 2009

(1)

No visa may be granted under the Immigration Act 2009 to a person on the basis that the person—

(a)

has provided, or intends to provide, commercial sexual services; or

(b)

has acted, or intends to act, as an operator of a business of prostitution; or

(c)

has invested, or intends to invest, in a business of prostitution.

(2)

It is a condition of every temporary entry class visa granted under the Immigration Act 2009 that the holder of the visa may not, while in New Zealand,—

(a)

provide commercial sexual services; or

(b)

act as an operator of a New Zealand business of prostitution; or

(c)

invest in a New Zealand business of prostitution.

(3)

It is sufficient reason for the Minister of Immigration or an immigration officer to determine that a temporary entry class visa holder is liable for deportation under section 157 of the Immigration Act 2009 if the Minister or the officer believes, on reasonable grounds, that the holder is engaged in any of the things listed in subsection (2)(a) to (c) of this section.

(4)

Any conditions of a resident visa are deemed not to have been met and the resident is liable for deportation under section 159 of the Immigration Act 2009 if the Minister of Immigration or an immigration officer determines that the holder of a resident visa acts as an operator of, or invests in, a New Zealand business of prostitution.

(5)

This section applies to all visas and permits held and all requirements and conditions imposed under the Immigration Act 1987 or the Immigration Act 2009, whether granted or imposed before or after the commencement of this section.

Section 19: substituted, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).