Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010

Version as at 19 September 2022

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Immigration (Visa, Entry Permission, and Related Matters) Regulations 2010

(SR 2010/241)

Anand Satyanand, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 9th day of August 2010

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council


The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

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

Pursuant to sections 400 to 402 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.


3Overview [Revoked]
4AATransitional, savings, and related provisions
4BImmigration levy
4CCertain applicants exempt from paying immigration levy
5Application requirements
6Application requirements for holder or former holder of resident visa
7Applications at immigration control area for second or subsequent resident visa
8Applications at immigration control area or port by Australian citizens and permanent residents for resident visa
9Notification of expression of interest in applying for residence class visa
9ASuspension of ability to apply for certain visas [Revoked]
10Application requirements other than at immigration control area
11Application requirements at immigration control area
12Applications that must be made online [Revoked]
13Applications for diplomatic and consular officials
14Applications for reconsideration of decision to decline further temporary visa
14ANotification of expression of interest in applying for temporary entry class visa
15Application requirements
16People to whom waiver of requirement for transit visa applies
17Transit period
18People to whom waiver of requirement for visa permitting travel to New Zealand applies
19People deemed to be granted temporary entry class visa
20Applications involving family members
21Applications made without using approved form
22Immigration officer may refuse to consider or continue considering application made under regulation 21
23Applications for visas not otherwise provided for in these regulations
23AAChief executive may require certain visa applications to be made online
23AApplications that may be made online
23BRequirement for visa waiver transit passengers to hold transit ETA or traveller ETA
23CRequirement for certain visa waiver crew to hold crew ETA
23DRequirement for other visa waiver travellers to hold traveller ETA
23EExceptions to requirement to hold ETA
23FSame ETA valid for more than 1 trip
23GMore than 1 ETA may be held at a time
23HETA request must be made electronically
23IRequirements for ETA request
23JCrew ETA requests made by carrier or carrier’s representative
23KETAs issued by immigration officer
23LWhen immigration officer must refuse to issue ETA
23MPeriod of validity of ETA
23NWhen ETA ceases to be valid
24Application requirements
25Exemptions from requirement to apply for entry permission
26AAPrescribed fees (not imposed elsewhere by these regulations)
26AABExemptions from prescribed fees
26AABAExemptions from prescribed fees: COVID-19 immigration instructions
26AACNo cash payment of prescribed fees
26AADInternational visitor conservation and tourism levy (IVL)
26AAEExemptions from IVL
26Prescribed fees, immigration levy, and IVL inclusive of GST
27Migrant levy must be deposited with chief executive before visa granted [Revoked]
28Exemption from payment of migrant levy [Revoked]
28APrescribed fees and migrant levy inclusive of GST [Revoked]
28BObligations of New Zealand citizens arriving in New Zealand at immigration control area
28CExemption from obligation to present to immigration officer when arriving in New Zealand at immigration control area
29Obligations of people arriving in New Zealand at place other than immigration control area
30People leaving New Zealand who are exempt from presenting themselves to immigration officer
31People leaving New Zealand must present identity document
31APeople leaving New Zealand may be required to present evidence of entitlement to travel
32Application for confirmation of immigration status
33Application for endorsement of New Zealand citizenship in foreign passport
34Minister may waive or vary certain regulation requirements by special direction
35Application for refund of excess deportation or repatriation costs recovered
36Refund of prescribed fee for certain 2021 Resident Visa applicants
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