10 Meaning of deported

(1)

For the purposes of this Act, a person is deported from a country if the person leaves the country (whether or not at the expense of the government of the country) and an order for the person’s departure made by the government of the country, an authorised official of the country, or a judicial authority in the country, is in force.

(2)

For the purposes of this Act, a person is not deported from a country merely because the person is surrendered to another country in accordance with a request for the extradition of the person to that country.

(3)

For the purposes of this Act, a person is deported from New Zealand if—

(a)

the person leaves New Zealand (whether or not at the expense of the Government of New Zealand)—

(i)

on or after the date on which a deportation order may be served on the person under section 175A; or

(ii)

after a deportation order has been served on the person; or

(iii)

while he or she is subject to a prohibition on entry to New Zealand under section 179 or 180; or

(b)

the person is served with a deportation order when he or she is outside New Zealand; or

(c)

the person was deported from New Zealand under the former Act.

Section 10(3)(a)(i): amended, on 7 May 2015, by section 8 of the Immigration Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 48).