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.
Date of notification in Gazette: 18 November 2010.
This order is administered by the Department of Labour.