While we welcome people from overseas, we need to protect the interests of New Zealand citizens and residents, so some people may be refused entry into New Zealand.
You can be refused entry to New Zealand if you are disqualified under sections 15 and 16 of the Immigration Act 2009. Disqualifying factors include having been sentenced to imprisonment, prior deportation from any country, or involvement in known criminal or terrorist groups.
Your application may be declined under the following circumstances.
Your application may also be declined if you have fail to meet our requirements. Applications may be not accepted for processing or declined if:
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