E2.5 Who needs a temporary entry class visa to travel to and be in New Zealand
See also Immigration Act 2009 s 14
- A person who is not a New Zealand citizen may travel to New Zealand only if the person:
- is the holder of a visa and the travel is consistent with the conditions of the visa; or
- is a person to whom a visa waiver applies. (see E2.1)
- A person who is not a New Zealand citizen may enter and be in New Zealand only if the person is the holder of a visa and he or she has been granted entry permission.
- The fact that an application for a visa has been made by or for any person who is onshore does not:
- render the person’s presence in New Zealand lawful; or
- give the person a right to remain in New Zealand while the application is considered; or
- give the person a right to apply for or be granted any other visa pending determination of the application; or
- inhibit any deportation processes that may apply to the person.
- From 1 April 2007 holders of Greek passports issued before 1 January 2006 with a temporary entry class visa or a permit under the Immigration Act 1987 will not be able to travel to New Zealand.