Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations 2016

2016/237

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations 2016

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 17th day of October 2016

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under sections 400 to 402 of the Immigration Act 2009—

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister of Immigration made under section 403A(1) of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Amendment Regulations 2016.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 21 November 2016.

3 Principal regulations

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

4 Schedule 2 amended

(1)

In Schedule 2, after item 8(32), insert:

(32A)

Mauritius, Republic of:

(2)

In Schedule 2, after item 8(43), insert:

(43A)

Seychelles, Republic of:

(3)

In Schedule 2, revoke item 8(47).

5 Schedule 4 amended

(1)

In Schedule 4, under the heading Temporary visa—visitor visa, item relating to Temporary visa application—visitor visa (hard copy),—

(a)

replace “151” with “170” in each place; and

(b)

replace “116” with “135”.

(2)

In Schedule 4, under the heading Temporary visa—visitor visa, item relating to Temporary visa application—group visitor visa per person (made offshore only): approved destination status (China), replace “40” with “50”.

(3)

In Schedule 4, under the heading Temporary visa—visitor visa, item relating to Temporary visa application—group visitor visa per person: other, replace “70” with “85” in each place.

(4)

In Schedule 4, under the heading Temporary visa—work visa, 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)) (hard copy), delete “(Talent (Arts, Culture, and Sports), Talent (Employer Accreditation), or Talent (Long-term Skills Shortage List))”.

(5)

In Schedule 4, under the heading Temporary visa—work visa, 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)) (online), delete “(Talent (Arts, Culture, and Sports), Talent (Employer Accreditation), or Talent (Long-term Skills Shortage List))”.

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 21 November 2016, amend Schedules 2 and 4 of the Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations).

Schedule 2 of the principal regulations identifies certain people for whom the requirement to obtain a transit visa, or to hold a visa permitting travel to New Zealand, is waived. The amendments to item 8 of Schedule 2 add citizens of the Republic of Mauritius and citizens of the Republic of Seychelles, and delete citizens of the Republic of South Africa.

Schedule 4 of the principal regulations sets out the fees for various matters. The amendments simplify the description of 2 of the matters, and adjust several fees.

Regulatory impact statement

The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment produced a regulatory impact statement on 2 September 2015 to help inform the decisions taken by the Government relating to the fees content of this instrument.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 20 October 2016.

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