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This factsheet is for people who have had a visa application declined, who have been refused entry, or who have been declined refugee or protection status; people who are liable for deportation; immigration advisers and solicitors.
The Immigration Act 2009 has established the Immigration and Protection Tribunal (IPT) to consider all grounds for appeal together in a single decision, where possible.
The IPT replaces the:
The IPT is administered by the Ministry of Justice.
The Immigration Act 2009 allows the IPT to consider all aspects of an individual’s appeal together where those grounds arise at the same time.
Any outstanding appeals against decisions made under the Immigration Act 1987 are heard by the IPT. Most decisions made under the Immigration Act 1987 are still appealed on grounds in the 1987 Act. This applies regardless of whether the individual:
The exception to the above is refugee appeals, so as to allow the new protection grounds to be considered at the same time.
More information about the IPT is available at: www.justice.govt.nz/tribunals/immigration-protection-tribunal
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.