Immigration (Transit Visas) Amendment Regulations 2003

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Immigration (Transit Visas) Amendment Regulations 2003


Note

These regulations are administered in the Department of Labour.


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

1 Title
  • (1) These regulations are the Immigration (Transit Visas) Amendment Regulations 2003.

    (2) In these regulations, the Immigration (Transit Visas) Regulations 20021 are called the principal regulations.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 8 December 2003.

3 Persons required to obtain transit visas
  • (1) Regulation 3(a) of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, after subparagraph (ii), the following subparagraph:

    • (iia) Kiribati:.

    (2) Regulation 3(a) of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, after subparagraph (iii), the following subparagraph:

    • (iiia) Nauru:.

    (3) Regulation 3(a) of the principal regulations is amended by inserting, after subparagraph (x), the following subparagraph:

    • (xa) Tuvalu:.

Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 8 December 2003, amend the Immigration (Transit Visas) Regulations 2002 to include persons travelling from Kiribati, Nauru, and Tuvalu in the list of persons required to obtain a transit visa. A transit visa is not however required for such persons if they are exempt from the requirement to hold a temporary visa to visit New Zealand, or already hold another type of visa.

It should be noted that citizens of Kiribati, Nauru, and Tuvalu are exempt from the requirement to pay the normal transit visa fee by virtue of regulation 43(3) of the Immigration Regulations 1999.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 December 2003.


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