(1) Subsection (2) applies to the Minister if—
(a) he or she is making a decision under this Act relying on classified information; and
(b) the decision is not a decision of a kind referred to in section 38(1).
(2) The Minister is not required to—
(a) provide potentially prejudicial information based on classified information to the person concerned for comment; or
(b) give reasons for the decision, and section 23 of the Official Information Act 1982 and section 27 of this Act do not apply in respect of the decision.
(3) Nothing in section 38 or 39 requires the making available of any classified information or a summary of the allegations arising from classified information, or the giving of reasons for decisions,—
(a) if the decision concerned is in the absolute discretion of the decision maker; or
(b) in relation to expressions of interest or invitations to apply for a visa; or
(c) to applicants for transit visas; or
(d) to applicants for temporary entry class visas who are outside New Zealand; or
(e) in relation to applications for visas made in an immigration control area or in a place designated by the chief executive under section 383; or
(f) in relation to applications for entry permission.