Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations 2015

  • This version was reprinted on 11 June 2015 to make a correction to regulation 2(1) under section 25(1)(j)(v) of the Legislation Act 2012.

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations 2015

Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Administrator of the Government

Order in Council

At Wellington this 25th day of May 2015

Present:
Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government in Council

Pursuant to sections 400 to 402 of the Immigration Act 2009, Her Excellency the Administrator of the Government, 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 2015.

2 Commencement

(1)

Regulation 5(1), (2), and (3) come into force on 12 June 2015.

(2)

The rest of these regulations come into force on 1 July 2015.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 26AA amended (Prescribed fees (not imposed elsewhere by these regulations))

After regulation 26AA(d), insert:

(daa)

a labour hire company accreditation in respect of Essential Skills Category immigration instructions:

(dab)

a reconsideration of an application from a labour hire company for accreditation in respect of Essential Skills Category immigration instructions:

5 Schedule 4 amended

(1)

In Schedule 4, item relating to regulation 10(1) and (2)(e)(iia), revoke—

(a)

the item relating to Temporary visa application—work visa under Work Partnership/Work to Residence (Talent (Arts, Culture, and Sports), Talent (Employer Accreditation), or Talent (Long-term Skills Shortage List); and

(b)

the item relating to Temporary visa application—work visa under working holidaymaker extension; and

(c)

the item relating to Temporary visa application—work visa under any other category of immigration instruction (physical); and

(d)

the item relating to Temporary visa application—work visa under any other category of immigration instruction (electronic); and

(e)

the item relating to Temporary visa application—Entrepreneur Work Visa.

(2)

In Schedule 4, item relating to regulation 10(1) and (2)(e)(iia), after the item relating to Temporary visa application—Retirement Category visitor visa, insert:

10(1)(a), 12(1) and (3)(g)Temporary visa application—work visa under Silver Fern Job Search immigration instructions230230230
10(1) and (2)(e)(iia), 23A(1)(c) and (4)(i)Temporary visa application—work visa under working holidaymaker extension165165
Temporary visa application—work visa under Work Partnership/Work to Residence (Talent (Arts, Culture, and Sports), Talent (Employer Accreditation), or Talent (Long-term Skills Shortage List))360360360
Temporary visa application—work visa under any other category of immigration instruction270230270
Temporary visa application—Entrepreneur Work Visa3,2002,7003,200

(3)

In Schedule 4, item relating to regulation 10(1)(a), 12(1) and (3)(g), replace “10(1)(a), 12(1) and (3)(g)” with “10(1) and (2)(e)(iia), 12(1), (1A), and (3)(g), 23A(1)(c) and (4)(i)”.

(4)

In Schedule 4, after the item relating to regulation 26AA(d), insert:

26AA(daa)Labour hire company accreditation (Essential Skills Category immigration instructions)—first year of accreditation1,700
Labour hire company accreditation (Essential Skills Category immigration instructions)—subsequent year of accreditation480
26AA(dab)Reconsideration of application from labour hire company for accreditation (Essential Skills Category immigration instructions)185

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 1 July 2015 (apart from regulation 5(1), (2), and (3), which come into force on 12 June 2015), amend the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations). The amendments allow labour hire companies to apply for accreditation ($1,700 for an initial application and $480 for each subsequent renewal application) and reconsideration of an application for accreditation ($185). The amendments also adjust several work visa items in Schedule 4 of the principal regulations to account for the introduction of electronic applications for those work visas (the fees are the same as for paper applications).

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 28 May 2015.

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