180 Deported person may not enter New Zealand until costs of deportation repaid


A person 18 years of age or over who is deported from New Zealand may not return to New Zealand, or be granted a visa or entry permission, until the person has repaid any debt due to the Crown in respect of the costs of his or her deportation.


The requirement of this section is in addition to the period of prohibition on entry under section 179.


The Minister may reduce or waive any debt due by a person under subsection (1) in his or her absolute discretion.