Part 3 Visas

Subpart 1—Visas generally

43 Effect of visa

(1)

A visa (other than a transit visa) granted outside New Zealand indicates that—

(a)

the holder of the visa has permission to—

(i)

travel to New Zealand in accordance with the conditions of the visa (if any); and

(ii)

apply for entry permission; and

(b)

at the time the visa is granted, there is no reason to believe that the holder will be refused entry permission if the holder’s travel is consistent with the conditions of the visa relating to travel; and

(c)

if the holder is granted entry permission, the holder has permission to stay in New Zealand in accordance with the conditions of the visa (if any).

(2)

A visa granted in an immigration control area indicates that the holder of the visa,—

(a)

if granted entry permission, has permission to stay in New Zealand in accordance with the conditions of the visa (if any); and

(b)

has permission to travel to New Zealand subsequently and apply for entry permission in accordance with the conditions of the visa (if any).

(3)

A visa granted onshore indicates that the holder of the visa—

(a)

has permission to stay in New Zealand in accordance with the conditions of the visa (if any); and

(b)

has permission to travel to New Zealand subsequently and apply for entry permission in accordance with the conditions of the visa (if any).

(4)

A transit visa indicates that the holder of the visa has permission to travel to New Zealand, and to remain, for no longer than the transit period,—

(a)

on the craft concerned; or

(b)

in an immigration control area; or

(c)

in the custody of the Police.