This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
The regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2013, amend paragraph 8 of Schedule 2 of the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations). The amendment ensures the requirement to hold a visa permitting travel to New Zealand is (under regulation 18(1) of the principal regulations) waived for citizens of Croatia, but only if—
Citizens of Croatia will (because Croatia is specified in that paragraph, and under regulation 16(d)(viii) of the principal regulations) also not be required to apply for or obtain a transit visa before travelling to and being in New Zealand as a transit passenger.
Date of notification in Gazette: 30 May 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.