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 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.
These regulations are the Immigration (Refugee and Protection Status Processing) Amendment Regulations 2015.
These regulations come into force on 6 November 2015.
These regulations amend the Immigration (Refugee and Protection Status Processing) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).
In regulation 4(3)(b), after “address”, insert “in New Zealand”.
“in New Zealand”
In regulation 12(1), replace “5 working days” with “7 days”.
“5 working days”
Replace regulation 12(2) with:
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.
In regulation 13(1), replace “current address in New Zealand” with “contact address and an address for service”.
“current address in New Zealand”
“contact address and an address for service”
Revoke regulation 13(2).
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 (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.