This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations come into force on 18 April 2014, apart from regulations 13 and 20(1) and (2)(b), which come into force on 24 March 2014. The regulations amend the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).
Regulation 4 amends regulation 4 of the principal regulations to clarify that, for certain purposes, a dependent child includes a child who is single and financially independent, but—
is 17 years of age or younger; or
is at least 18 years, but younger than 21 years, and has no children.
The regulations also amend the principal regulations to—
provide that an application for a temporary entry class visa for a working holiday scheme must be made online (unless the application is made by a working holiday scheme visa-holder applying for a further visa of the same kind):
provide that applications for temporary entry class visas for diplomatic and consular officials may be made either to an immigration officer or to the Protocol Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (regardless of whether the application is made from New Zealand or overseas):
provide that certain applications may be made online if electronic forms have been made available on an Internet site maintained by or on behalf of the department:
reflect changes made to the immigration instructions relating to foreign crew on fishing vessels:
exempt persons who are using an automated electronic system when leaving New Zealand from presenting themselves to an immigration officer and completing an approved form:
reflect changes to certain visas for which application fees are listed in Schedule 4 of the principal regulations.
Date of notification in Gazette: 20 March 2014.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.