Immigration Regulations 1999

  • revoked

Reprint as at 29 November 2010

Immigration Regulations 1999

(SR 1999/284)

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of August 1999

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

  • Immigration Regulations 1999: revoked, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 405(b) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this reprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this reprint, together with other explanatory material about this reprint.

These regulations are administered by the Department of Labour.

Pursuant to section 150 of the Immigration Act 1987, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.


1 Title and commencement

2 Interpretation

Part 1
Applications for visas, permits, etc

Applications generally

3 Applications generally

3A Applications made otherwise than on approved form


4 Application for residence visa

5 Application for returning resident's visa

6 Application for temporary visa

6A Application for temporary visa under certain working holiday schemes

6B Application for temporary visa under Silver Fern Job Search policy

7 Application for limited purpose visa

8 Application for transit visa

Expression of interest in residence

8A Notification of expression of interest in applying for residence


9 Application for residence permit by visa holder or holder of refugee travel document

10 Application for residence permit by temporary permit holder or exempt person

11 Application for confirmation of resident status by person to whom section 44 of Act applies

12 Application for temporary permit at border by visa holder or person exempt from requirement to obtain visa

13 Application for temporary permit by exempt person, or person whose residence permit has been revoked, or person already holding temporary permit

13A Application for temporary permit by certain persons under certain working holiday schemes

14 Application for limited purpose permit at border by visa holder

15 Application for limited purpose permit by person already holding limited purpose permit

Pre-cleared permits

16 Application for pre-cleared temporary permit by temporary visa holder or person exempt from requirement to hold visa

17 Application for pre-cleared residence permit by holder of residence visa, returning resident's visa, or refugee travel document, or by person exempt from requirement to hold visa

Other applications

18 Application for visa or permit not otherwise provided for

19 Application for reconsideration of decision to decline another temporary permit

Applications involving family members

20 Applications involving family members

Part 2

Conditions and currency of temporary permits

21 Conditions of visitors' permits, work permits, and non-study limited purpose permits

22 Conditions of student permits, and limited purpose permits for study purposes

23 Maximum period of currency of temporary permits


24 Persons exempt from requirement to obtain visa

25 Persons exempt from requirement to hold permit

26 Student permit, etc, not required for certain courses of study or training

27 Visiting forces exempt from passport requirement

28 Exemptions from need for arrival and departure cards

Part 3

Appeals to Residence Appeal Authority

29 Appeal to Residence Appeal Authority

30 Appeal to Removal Review Authority on humanitarian grounds

Part 4
Cases involving security concerns

31 Methods of notification

32 Notification by chief executive of preliminary decision of Minister to rely on security risk certificate

33 Application for review of security risk certificate

34 Notification by chief executive of final decision of Minister to rely on security risk certificate

35 Notification of failure to confirm certificate on review, or of withdrawal of certificate or Minister's notice

Part 5

36 Certificate where immigration officer requires information

37 Request by immigration officer for surrender of documents held by third party

38 Removal order

39 Notice of cancellation of removal order made in respect of person not in New Zealand

40 Warrants of commitment

Part 6
Miscellaneous provisions

41 Duties of persons arriving where no immigration officer present

42 Fees

43 Visa and permit fees not payable in certain circumstances

43A Certain persons entitled to fee reduction

44 Settlement information fee

45 Migrant levy

45A Exemption from migrant levy

46 Goods and services tax

47 Imposition of bonds

48 Payment of bonds

49 Refund of bond

Revocations, transitional matters, and savings

50 Revocations

51 Persons in New Zealand unlawfully as at 1 October 1999

52 Savings in respect of persons appealing against removal order served before 1 October 1999

Schedule 1

Schedule 2

Schedule 3
Fees and levies

Schedule 4

Schedule 5
Regulations revoked

Gazette information

Reprint notes