Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 4) 2014

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Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 4) 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 section 400(f) 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 4) 2014.

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

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 26AAB amended (Exemptions from or reductions in prescribed fees)
  • Replace regulation 26AAB(5) with:

    • (5) The prescribed fee for an application for a specified visa is reduced by NZ$92 where the applicant is—

      • (a) a citizen of Samoa; or

      • (b) a person who, on a previous application made on or after 1 July 2003, paid the applicable fee for a specified visa; or

      • (c) a person who, on a previous application made on or after 1 July 2003, paid the applicable fee for a temporary visa (Long-term Business); or

      • (d) a person who, on a previous application made on or after 1 July 2003, paid the applicable fee under the Immigration Regulations 1999 for—

        • (i) a work permit, or a work visa, under the Talent (Accredited Employers) work policy, Talent (Arts, Culture, and Sports) work policy, and priority occupations list work policy; or

        • (ii) a long-term business visa or permit.

    • (5A) In subclause (5), specified visa means—

      • (a) a temporary visa (Entrepreneur Work Visa); or

      • (b) a temporary work visa under the Work Partnership/Work to Residence: Talent (Arts, Culture, and Sports) immigration instructions, the Talent (Employer Accreditation) immigration instructions, or the Talent (Long-term Skills Shortage List) immigration instructions.

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, replace clause 26AAB(5) of the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010. Clause 26AAB(5) allows certain applicants to pay a reduced application fee, which is $NZ92 less than the standard prescribed fee, for specified visas. The substituted clauses extend the fee reduction to applicants who have previously paid the prescribed fee for a specified visa. The specified visas are—

  • a temporary visa (Entrepreneur Work Visa):

  • a temporary work visa under the Work Partnership/Work to Residence: Talent (Arts, Culture, and Sports) immigration instructions, the Talent (Employer Accreditation) immigration instructions, or the Talent (Long-term Skills Shortage List) immigration instructions.


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.