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Passports Act 1980  058
Commenced: 1 Jan 1981
Miscellaneous Provisions
21   Immigration Act 1964 amended




   21. Immigration Act 1964 amended---(1) The Immigration Act 1964 is
 hereby amended by inserting in Part VI, before section 33, the following
 sections:

   ``32A. Grant and cancellation of visas---(1)  The Minister may,
 subject to any regulations that may be made under this Act, grant a visa
 in respect of any passport of certificate of identity that requires a
 New Zealand visa.

   ``(2) The Minister may, subject to any regulations that may be made
 under this Act, cancel a visa granted under subsection (1) of this
 section, in which case it shall cease to have effect.

   ``(3) Where the Minister cancels any visa under subsection (2) of this
 section, the holder or other person who has the passport or certificate
 of identity in respect of which the visa was granted in his possession
 or under his control shall, on demand by an Immigration Officer,
 surrender the passport or certificate of identity to the Immigration
 Officer for the purpose of the cancellation of the visa; and when the
 visa has been cancelled, the passport or certificate of identity shall
 be returned to the holder.

   ``(4) Every person commits an offence against this Act who fails
 without reasonable excuse to comply with subsection (3) of this section.
     Cf. 1946, No. 10, s. 4

   ``32B. Production and surrender of passport---(1) Except as may be
 provided by or under regulations made under this Act, every person who
 lands in New Zealand from overseas shall, or demand by an Immigration
 Officer authorised for the purpose under this Act, produce a passport,
 or a certificate of identity that complies with the requirements (if
 any) specified in any such regulations, to enable the Immigration
 Officer to determine whether or not the person is entitled to enter New
 Zealand with or without a permit under this Act.

   ``(2) If the person is denied entry to New Zealand, his passport or
 certificate of identity shall be returned to him on his departure from
 New Zealand.

   ``(3) If the person is permitted to enter New Zealand, his passport or
 certificate of identity shall be returned to him as soon as the
 Immigration Officer is satisfied of the matters referred to in
 subsection (1) of this section, being in no case later than 28 days
 after the person is permitted to enter New Zealand, or on his earlier
 departure from New Zealand.

   ``(4) If any Immigration Officer believes on reasonable grounds that
 the holder of any passport or certificate of identity has committed an
 offence against this Act, he may require the person who has that
 passport or certificate of identity in his possession or under his
 control to surrender it to the Immigration Officer.

   ``(5) If, in any case to which subsection (4) of this section applies,
 no information for an offence against this Act is laid against the
 holder of the passport or certificate of identity within 28 days after
 it is surrendered to the Immigration Officer, the passport or
 certificate of identity shall be returned to the holder, but nothing in
 this subsection shall prevent the laying of such an information
 subsequent to the expiry of that period.

   ``(6) Notwithstanding subsection (5) of this section, if the holder of
 any passport of certificate of identity that is surrendered under
 subsection (4) of this section leaves New Zealand, the passport or
 certificate of identity shall be returned to him on his departure.

   ``(7) Every person commits an offence and is liable on summary
 conviction to a fine not exceeding $200 who fails without reasonable
 excuse to comply with subsection (1) or subsection (4) of this
 section.''
     Cf. 1946, No. 10, s. 11

   (2) Section 38 of the Immigration Act 1964 is hereby amended by
 inserting, after paragraph (b), the following paragraphs:
   ``(ba) Specifying the countries whose nationals or residents do or do
          not require visas under section 32A of this Act on arrival in
          New Zealand:
   ``(bb) Prescribing fees payable on the granting of visas under that
          section, and prescribing the countries whose nationals or
          residents are or are not required to pay such fees:''.


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