78 Deemed extension of temporary entry class visa expiring during epidemic

(1)

This section applies to a temporary entry class visa held by a person in New Zealand if—

(a)

it was current immediately before the commencement of an epidemic management notice; and

(b)

but for this section, it would expire before the day that is 14 days after the day on which the notice expires.

(2)

The visa must, for all purposes, be treated as if it continues to be a current visa allowing stay in New Zealand until the earlier of the following events:

(a)

its cancellation:

(b)

the expiration of 3 months after the day on which the epidemic management notice expires.

(2A)

Subsection (2) is subject to any extension of the visa by special direction under section 78A.

(2B)

This subsection and subsection (2A) are repealed immediately after the expiry of the 12-month period that starts on the date on which the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Act 2020 comes into force.

(3)

Subsection (2) does not require—

(a)

the endorsement or modification of the visa; or

(b)

the issue of a document extending the visa; or

(c)

the grant of a new visa.

Compare: 1987 No 74 s 35AC

Section 78(2A): inserted, on 16 May 2020, by section 10 of the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 15).

Section 78(2B): inserted, on 16 May 2020, by section 10 of the Immigration (COVID-19 Response) Amendment Act 2020 (2020 No 15).