Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2014 Amendment Regulations 2014

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2014 Amendment Regulations 2014

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 8th day of December 2014

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 400(b) and 401(c) 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 regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2014 Amendment Regulations 2014.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 9 January 2015.

3 Principal regulations
4 Schedule amended
  • In the Schedule, new Schedule 2A, replace the paragraph below the heading to new Schedule 2A with:

    People who hold an Australian temporary visa of a kind specified in the following table, but only if—

    • (a) the visa permits the person concerned to travel to, or stay in, Australia; and

    • (b) the visa is valid at the time of check-in for departure to New Zealand; and

    • (c) the person is a transit passenger or is seeking a New Zealand temporary visa that is current for not more than 3 months; and

    • (d) in the case of a person seeking a New Zealand temporary visa, the purpose of the visit to New Zealand does not include medical consultation or treatment.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 9 January 2015, amend the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 3) 2014 (the principal regulations). The principal regulations waive the requirement to hold a transit visa or a temporary visa for people holding specified Australian temporary visas. This waiver applies from 26 January 2015 to 6 April 2015 (the period during which Australia and New Zealand will host the Cricket World Cup 2015).These regulations amend the principal regulations to extend the waiver to people who travel to Australia on single-entry Australian temporary visas and subsequently travel to New Zealand. They also make some minor amendments to clarify that certain conditions of the waiver do not apply to transit passengers.


Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 11 December 2014.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.