This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force most of the provisions of the Immigration Act 2009.
Section 477 comes into force on 2 August 2010. This section amends the Immigration Act 1987 by inserting a new section 141ABA into the Act. New section 141ABA authorises the Department of Labour to disclose certain information to an employer to enable the employer to verify that a person is entitled under that Act to undertake employment in the employer's service.
The remaining sections of the Immigration Act 2009 (except the sections listed in the order and the 4 sections already in force) come into force at 2 am on 29 November 2010. The 2 am commencement time on 29 November is to minimise the risk of operational problems at the New Zealand borders as the new immigration processes under the Act come into effect (and those of the Immigration Act 1987 no longer have effect).
The 4 provisions of the Immigration Act 2009 that are already in force are sections 474, 475, 476, and 478 (see section 2(4) and (5) of the Immigration Act 2009).
The provisions of the Immigration Act 2009 listed in the order that are not brought into force by the order relate to the collection and use of biometric information under the Act, certain powers of search and entry, and a detention power. These are now the only provisions of the Act that await a commencement date.
Date of notification in Gazette: 1 July 2010.
This order is administered by the Department of Labour.