Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General
At Wellington this 28th day of September 2015
Present:The Hon Bill English presiding in Council
Pursuant to sections 400 and 401 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.
These regulations are the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2015.
These regulations come into force on 6 November 2015.
These regulations amend the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).
In the Part 3 heading, after “visas”, insert “and transit periods”.
“and transit periods”
Replace regulation 17 with:
A person who holds a transit visa or to whom a transit visa waiver applies may be in New Zealand for a transit period not exceeding 24 hours.
After regulation 34, insert:
This regulation applies to an application made under section 398(6) of the Act for a refund of excess deportation or repatriation costs recovered.
An application must—
be made on the approved form; and
provide details of the refund sought; and
be signed by the applicant, unless the applicant is a sponsor who is not a natural person, in which case the application must be signed by the individual nominated by the sponsor under section 48(5) of the Act as the authorised contact; and
be sent to the Department at the address specified in the approved form; and
be accompanied by a copy of a form of identification that provides evidence of the identity of the person who signed the application and that includes that person’s signature.
The applicant must provide any information or produce any evidence that may be required by an immigration officer in order to process the application.
Michael Webster,Clerk of the Executive Council.
This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 6 November 2015, amend the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010 to prescribe—
a transit period in New Zealand for persons to whom a transit visa waiver applies identical to that applying in respect of persons holding a transit visa (a period not exceeding 24 hours):
the manner in which an application under section 398(6) of the Immigration Act 2009 (for a refund of excess deportation or repatriation costs recovered) must be made.
Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.
Date of notification in Gazette: 1 October 2015.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.