61 Grant of visa in special case

(1)

The Minister may at any time, of the Minister’s own volition, grant a visa of any type to a person who—

(a)

is unlawfully in New Zealand; and

(b)

is not a person in respect of whom a deportation order is in force; and

(c)

is not a person in respect of whom a removal order is in force.

(2)

A decision to grant a visa under subsection (1) is in the Minister’s absolute discretion.

Compare: 1987 No 74 s 35A

Section 61(1)(b): amended, on 7 May 2015, by section 19(1) of the Immigration Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 48).

Section 61(1)(c): inserted, on 7 May 2015, by section 19(2) of the Immigration Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 48).