This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Immigration Regulations 1999 (the principal regulations).
New regulation 6A (as inserted by regulation 5) requires applications for temporary visas under working holiday schemes relating to China, Taiwan, Argentina, and Chile to be tendered online. Currently, this requirement applies only to applications for temporary visas under the working holiday scheme relating to China. New regulation 6B (also inserted by regulation 5) imposes the same requirement on applications for temporary visas under the Silver Fern Job Search policy (which relates to enabling people with recognised qualifications to seek skilled employment in New Zealand).
New regulation 13A (as inserted by regulation 7) requires certain applications for temporary permits under the Taiwan, Argentina, and Chile working holiday schemes to be tendered online. Regulation 13 of the principal regulations is consequentially amended to provide an exception to the normal procedure (tendering of an application at an office of the Department of Labour).
Regulation 8 amends regulation 23 of the principal regulations (which relates to limits on the period of time for which a temporary permit may be granted). The amendment provides an exception to the limit in the case of a visitor's permit granted under the temporary retirement category, allowing a permit to be granted for up to 24 months.
Regulation 9 amends Schedule 3 of the principal regulations to set the fee for applications under the parent retirement and temporary retirement categories ($2,600 no matter where the application is received) and to set the migrant levy for visas or permits issued under the parent retirement category.
These regulations come into force 28 days after the date of their notification in the Gazette.