Immigration Amendment Act 2015

33 Section 111 replaced (Applicant for entry permission to allow collection of biometric information)

Replace section 111 with:

111 Collection of biometric information

(1)

An immigration officer may require a person who applies for entry permission (irrespective of whether the application is still being considered, or whether entry permission has been granted or refused) to provide biometric information—

(a)

at any time before the person leaves the immigration control area, designated place, or prescribed place at which the application is made; and

(b)

if the application is not made in New Zealand, at any time before the person leaves the immigration control area or prescribed place at which he or she arrives in New Zealand.

(2)

If a person refuses to allow the biometric information to be collected, the Minister or an immigration officer may—

(a)

refuse to grant entry permission; or

(b)

revoke any entry permission already granted.

(3)

Entry permission may be revoked at any time before the person leaves the immigration control area, designated place, or prescribed place.

(4)

A revocation under this section is made by entry on the records of the Department, and takes effect immediately.

(5)

This section does not apply to persons who, in accordance with regulations made under section 400(l), are exempt from providing biometric information.

(6)

In this section, designated place means a place designated by the chief executive under section 383.