Immigration Amendment Act 2015

67 New section 279A inserted (Treatment of identity documents and other things)

After section 279, insert:

279A Treatment of identity documents and other things

(1)

In this section and sections 280 to 281B, identity document, in relation to a person, means all or any of the following:

(a)

documentary or other evidence of the person’s identity:

(b)

any passport or certificate of identity relating or purporting to relate to the person, whether or not it also relates to any other person:

(c)

any passport or certificate of identity relating to a dependent child of the person (but only in circumstances where there is good cause to suspect that the child is liable for deportation or turnaround).

(2)

Any identity documents or things surrendered or obtained under sections 280 to 281B may be used by the Crown toward effecting the person’s deportation or departure from New Zealand.

(3)

To the extent that any identity documents or things surrendered or obtained under sections 280 to 281B are not used or required for the person’s deportation or departure from New Zealand, they must be returned to the person—

(a)

on the person’s departure from New Zealand or on the person being granted a visa and entry permission; or

(b)

when the person’s liability for deportation is cancelled or suspended, or ceases for any reason.