Immigration Act 2009 Commencement Order (No 2) 2010



Immigration Act 2009 Commencement Order (No 2) 2010

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 15th day of November 2010

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 2(2) of the Immigration Act 2009, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following order.


1 Title
  • This order is the Immigration Act 2009 Commencement Order (No 2) 2010.

2 Commencement of sections 30, 31, and 149(1)(e) of Immigration Act 2009

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order brings into force, on 20 December 2010, 3 further provisions of the Immigration Act 2009.

Section 149(1)(e) authorises the collection of biometric information from a person claiming refugee or protected person status under the Act or whose recognition as a refugee or protected person is being investigated. Sections 30 and 31 are general provisions relating to the method of collection and use of biometric information under the Act.

The only provisions of the Act that now await a commencement date are sections 60, 100, 104, 111, 120, 278, 283 to 291, 312, and 400(l). These provisions relate to the collection of biometric information in relation to other people (for example, people applying for visas or entry permission and those arriving in and departing from New Zealand), certain powers of search and entry, and a detention power.

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

Date of notification in Gazette: 18 November 2010.

This order is administered by the Department of Labour.