14 Persons other than New Zealand citizens must hold visa to travel to and be in New Zealand

(1)

A person who is not a New Zealand citizen may—

(a)

travel to New Zealand only if the person—

(i)

is the holder of a visa granted under this Act and the travel is consistent with the conditions of the visa; or

(ii)

is a person to whom a visa waiver applies (whether authorised by regulation or special direction); and

(b)

enter and be in New Zealand only if the person is the holder of a visa granted under this Act and he or she has been granted entry permission.

(2)

To avoid doubt, the fact that an application for a visa has been made by or for any person who is onshore does not—

(a)

render the person’s presence in New Zealand lawful; or

(b)

give the person a right to remain in New Zealand while the application is considered; or

(c)

give the person a right to apply for or be granted any other visa pending determination of the application; or

(d)

inhibit any deportation procedures under this Act that may apply to the person.

(3)

This Act applies subject to—

(a)

sections 90 to 96 of the Extradition Act 1999; and

(b)

sections 150 to 155 of the International Crimes and International Criminal Court Act 2000.

Compare: 1987 No 74 s 4