Immigration (Refugee and Protection Status Processing) Amendment Regulations 2015

2015/232

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Immigration (Refugee and Protection Status Processing) Amendment Regulations 2015

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 28th day of September 2015

Present:
The Hon Bill English presiding in Council

Pursuant to sections 400 and 403 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 (Refugee and Protection Status Processing) Amendment Regulations 2015.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 6 November 2015.

3 Principal regulations

These regulations amend the Immigration (Refugee and Protection Status Processing) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).

4 Regulation 4 amended (Confirmation of claim or subsequent claim)

In regulation 4(3)(b), after “address”, insert “in New Zealand”.

5 Regulation 12 amended (Receipt of communication)

(1)

In regulation 12(1), replace “5 working days” with “7 days”.

(2)

Replace regulation 12(2) with:

(2)

If a document is given, served, or supplied by fax, the document is to be treated as having been received 3 working days after the date on which it was sent.

6 Regulation 13 amended (Requirement to provide fax number, if available)

(1)

In regulation 13(1), replace “current address in New Zealand” with “contact address and an address for service”.

(2)

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 6 November 2015, amend the Immigration (Refugee and Protection Status Processing) Regulations 2010 to—

  • align the time frames for when documents sent by ordinary post, registered post, or fax are deemed to have been received with the time frames specified in section 386A(4)(a) and (5) of the Immigration Act 2009; and

  • make a minor change to align regulation 13(1) with section 133(5) of the Immigration Act 2009; and

  • clarify that an address provided by a claimant to a refugee and protection officer must be a New Zealand address.

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.