Immigration (Refugee Processing) Regulations 1999

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

Reprint as at 29 November 2010

Immigration (Refugee Processing) Regulations 1999

(SR 1999/285)

Michael Hardie Boys, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 23rd day of August 1999

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

  • Immigration (Refugee Processing) Regulations 1999: revoked, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 405(a) 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 129Y 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
Proceedings involving refugee status officers

Claims to refugee status

3 Confirmation of claim to refugee status

4 Information on claimant's rights

5 Other information to be provided to claimants

6 Request by officer for further information

7 Comment on prejudicial information

8 Failure to provide further information or to comment on prejudicial information

9 Request for production of document by third party

10 Notification of determination of claim

Determinations involving loss of refugee status

11 Notice of intended determination concerning loss of refugee status

12 Procedure in relation to possible loss of refugee status

13 Notification of final determination in relation to loss of refugee status

Part 2
Procedures before Refugee Status Appeal Authority


14 Filing of appeals to Refugee Status Appeals Authority

15 Notice of consideration of appeal

Applications concerning loss of refugee status

16 Filing of application seeking loss of refugee status

17 Initial acceptance or referral back of application

18 Serving of notice of application

Part 3
Miscellaneous matters

19 Notification of interviews

20 Provision of independent interpreters at interviews

21 Withdrawal of claim or appeal

Communications in relation to refugee matters

22 Methods of communication

23 Receipt of communications

24 Requirements to supply address include requirement to give facsimile number, where available

Form of request to third party to produce document

Explanatory note

Gazette information

Reprint notes