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This factsheet is for people with an interest in the use of classified information.
Under the Immigration Act 2009 classified information can be used in decision making - if the Minister of Immigration determines it relates to security or criminal conduct.
Classified information is information that:
Classified information can only be used in immigration decision making if the Minister of Immigration determines that it relates to security or criminal conduct.
Classified information may not be used in residence, onshore temporary entry, deportation and refugee and protection decision making, unless a summary of allegations can be provided to the individual concerned. This ensures that the individual is aware of the allegations against him or her and has the opportunity to respond to them.
Information can only be certified as classified information by the Chief Executive of one of the following government agencies.
Classified information must be kept confidential, but is otherwise subject to the:
Disclaimer: Every care has been taken to ensure the information in this factsheet is accurate. While the use of the information in this factsheet may assist you in your application, applications will be assessed by Immigration New Zealand according to the requirements of the Immigration Act 2009.