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E4.45 Applications not lodged in the prescribed manner

  1. An application must be returned if it is submitted by an unlicensed immigration adviser (see E4.50.25).
  2. Except in the case of E4.45 (a), INZ may, at its discretion, hold applications that are not lodged in the prescribed manner for a specified period of time until any outstanding mandatory requirements have been met; but INZ does not consider such applications to have been lodged.
  3. INZ is under no obligation to hold an application that is not lodged in the prescribed manner.
  4. If an application is lodged in an incomplete but minor and easily corrected manner, immigration officers may:
    1. receipt the application fee; and
    2. hold the papers; and
    3. advise the applicant or agent that the application has not been made in the prescribed manner but is being held for a limited time to enable the applicant or agent to meet the mandatory requirements for lodgement; and
    4. advise the applicant or agent of the documents required for the application to meet the mandatory requirements for lodgement.
  5. Applicants will be given a specified time to complete the outstanding requirements, and if they do not do so, the application may be returned to the applicant or agent, and the fee returned or refunded.
  6. If an application is not lodged in the prescribed manner and E4.45 (d) do not apply, the application must be returned to the applicant or agent.

Effective 29/11/2010

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